Project Helzberg Penguin Plaza, Kansas City Zoo

The new $15 million LEED Gold Penguin Exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo was designed by BBN. The exhibit is a multi-faceted rich experience. Four penguin species are featured as well as other exotic aquarium species with an emphasis on the world’s southern oceans and shoreline habitats. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits are incorporated, each with land and water viewing of Tropical and Antarctica penguin species such as Humboldt or Blackfoots, and King, Gentoo and Rockhopper. The Portico Group of Seattle, Washington was the Exhibit Designer.

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