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June 15, 2024

Final Year for Penguin Parade at the Zoo

Penguin Parades are here! Don't miss your chance to see the little waddlers!

This year you and the kids might want to march to the Cincinnati Zoo to enjoy Penguin Days, because this will be the last year the king penguins will be marching; sadly it is time for the zoo’s aging king penguins to retire. 

In addition to watching your favorite king penguins walk in the parade (Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. beginning January 8 – the end of February including holiday Mondays) you can take advantage of  discounted zoo admission through March 8. The kids can also enjoy all of the special animal encounters on the weekends and learn more about otters, insects, wolves, keas, and African painted dogs from their zoo keepers plus other indoor habitats including Birds of the World, Manatee Springs, Night Hunters and more. You can check out the in their indoor habitat, as well as Fiona, as long as temps are above 40 degrees.

Don’t forget, this is the final weekend to check out the PNC Festival of Lights! The Cincinnati Zoo is opened daily at 10 a.m. Starting Monday, closing time will be 5 p.m. For more information, visit

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.