Mesker Park Zoo's New Penguin Exhibit Opening Wednesday

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday ahead of the new exhibit's opening.

Posted: Oct 26, 2021 10:18 AM
Updated: Oct 26, 2021 10:29 AM

The wait is almost over for penguin lovers in the Evansville area.

The new "Penguins of Patagonia" exhibit will officially open to the public at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville on Wednesday.

Ahead of the penguin exhibit's opening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday with officials from the zoo and the city present.

Design development began for the exhibit in 2018 and came with a price tag of $6.1 million. Once it opens, zoo-goers will see a small increase in the price of admission.

That price increase was approved by the Board of Park Commissioners back in June to help cover the cost of the new exhibit.

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