Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville, Indiana, has announced an official opening date for its new Penguins of Patagonia exhibit.
According to Mesker Park Zoo, the new penguin exhibit will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
The new exhibit has Design development began for the exhibit in 2018.
With a $6.1 million price tag, zoo officials tell 44News the exhibit will be a state-of-the-art habitat for the Humboldt penguins, creating a unique, interactive environment for zoo guests to see the species up-close.
Once the Penguins of Patagonia exhibit opens, zoo-goers will see a small increase in the price of admission. The price increase was approved by the Board of Park Commissioners to help pay for the cost of the exhibit.