Posted: Nov 29, 2010 8:46 AM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2010 9:13 AM CST
The exhibit, one of the aquariums most popular areas, is currently home to three species of penguin (King, Gentoo and Chinstrap) as well as 28 birds. It was one of the aquarium's original exhibit areas when the facility opened in 1999.
The new project, set to begin in January of 2011, will be a complete re-conceptualization of the cold penguin exhibit. It will include new seating for aquarium guests, an improved habitat for penguins, expanded gallery space, and a new live show.
The cold penguin display will be closed from the beginning of January until it reopens in March of 2011. Penguin Encounters and the daily Penguin Parade, both of which feature warm-weather African penguins, will continue during the renovation.