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Feb 28, 2014

The Penguins Are Here!

For the first time in Lubbock’s history, we’re celebrating the arrival of penguins! Everyone’s favorite bird, right? From now through June 15, 2014, the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater in Lubbock is hosting the Penguin Plunge! Exhibit.

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Visitors will get the chance to meet a loveable “waddle” or group of African Rock Penguins up close and personal. During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll be able to view these special creatures both on land and in the water. The penguins live, eat, sleep, swim and play in their state-of-the-art 2500 gallon habitat that is temperature and humidity controlled just to their liking.

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After meeting these adorable creatures, head on over to other exhibit areas for some hands-on fun! The OMNI Theater is featuring a special film, “Penguins.” Narrated by David Attenborough, “Penguins” celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic.

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Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime experience from James Nesmith, at the Science Spectrum.