It's hard not to love a penguin-it must have something to do with that tuxedoed look. Jan. 20 is Penguin Awareness Day, and it's a great time to learn about penguins and the threats they face, such as oil spills, warming ocean temperatures and depleted food sources. We've got the perfect place to spend the day: Shedd Aquarium, where general admission is free on Jan. 20 to Illinois residents. We talked to those experts for some ideas to celebrate our penguin pals.You might also like:
At Shedd, you can come face-to-face with rockhopper and Magellanic penguins in the habitats. And if you're feeling especially adventurous, check out the 30-minute Penguin Encounters, an opportunity to meet a penguin, touch its feathers and learn about the birds from one of Shedd's trainers. Penguin Encounters fill up quickly, so register early!