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Monday, August 20, 2012

The transformation begins with little blue penguins

Something very special is happening, and it's evident when you first walk in the building. "Where are the penguins," visitors want to know. Well, the penguin islands are all empty because the birds have been moved to make room for the Giant Ocean Tank animals. The transformation of the Giant Ocean Tank is underway!

Visitors get to see little blue penguins in their new temporary holding exhibit.

Some of the graphics up in the temporary exhibit explaining the construction changes.

Most of the penguins that normally live at the Aquarium are at an off-site holding facility during this important construction project. But the little blue penguins are still delighting visitors just steps away from their usual home! Look for these full-grown birds near the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. From the looks of it, the little blues are settling in just fine. In fact, they're ready to take a dip in their pool.


  1. AnonymousAugust 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    When are the penguins going to return to neaq?
    I was planning a trip just to see them, so now I will reschedule.

  2. NEAQAugust 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    While most of the penguins are off-site, there are still penguins in the building! Look for the little blue penguins around back near the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. As you can see in the video, you can get right up close to them in their temporary exhibit!

    The rockhopper and African penguins will return after the transformation of the Giant Ocean Tank.

  3. AnonymousSeptember 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    When will all the penguins be back?!

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