The Cincinnati Zoo may have fallen off your radar after the Festival of Lights — but it shouldn’t. Going to the Zoo when it’s cold is magical — you see lots of animals that you wouldn’t normally get to see. Bears! Big cats! And penguins. Lots of penguins.
In fact, these little tuxedo-clad creatures are the stars of the show in the winter during Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo.
On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from now through March 8, head to the Zoo for the Penguin Parade (which happens as long as temps fall below 50 degrees). You’ll delight as the Zoo’s colony of King Penguins waddles in perfect formation between the Wings of Wonder and Children’s Zoo. It’s truly a sight to behold.
To see this parade in person is pure magic. You really get to see these adorable animals up close and their signature waddle will surely make you smile. The Penguin Parade took a break in 2018, making its return this year extra special. It may be short, but it is the sweetest attraction you’ll see this winter and a definite reason to bundle up and pay a visit to the zoo!
As an added incentive to visit the Zoo this season, every day until March 8, enjoy half-price Zoo admission in honor of these cold-weather creatures.
Be sure to check the calendar for winter-weather animal encounters before you go! Penguin Days features a variety of seasonal activities you won’t get any other time of the year.