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In Missouri, Even Our Penguins Enjoy Going to Museums

While businesses across Missouri are beginning to reopen, Missouri’s award winning zoos are still closed. But that didn’t stop a group of penguins from taking a field trip to one of Missouri’s art museums.

Penguins from the Kansas City Zoo had a fun stop at the city’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

“We are so happy to today welcome our colleagues from the zoo and thank our special friends, and actually, we see how they react to art,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Director and CEO of the museum.

A video posted on the Nelson-Atkins Facebook page shows a trio of penguins first standing near the entrance. As time passes, the birds begin to get curious and start running around the museum.

“Quarantine has caused everyone to go a little stir crazy, even the residents of the Kansas City Zoo. So several of the penguins decided to go on a field trip to the Nelson-Atkins, which is still closed, to get a little culture,” the caption on the video states.

“These are Peruvian penguins, so we were speaking a little Spanish, and they really appreciated art history,” said Zugazagoitia.

“Our animals really miss having visitors come up and see them,” said Randy Wisthoff, Executive Director and CEO of the zoo. “We were happy to visit, and the penguins absolutely loved it.”

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