Penguins Wander Local Art Museum During Adorable Field Trip
With this quarantine thing going on, all of us have probably been driven a bit crazy. And the penguins in Kansas City Zoo are not exempt.
Without visitors, the aquatic animals were going “stir-crazy” as noticed by caretakers. So they were surprised with a field trip to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, to get out and explore the human culture.
Julián Zugazagoitia, the museum’s CEO, told TIME that he had predicted works by Claude Monet to stand out the most to the birds, as they resemble water. But turns out, our critics were most impressed by Caravaggio’s pieces.
The zoo and the museum also made sure to examine the galleries prior to the field trip in order to make sure the safety of both the penguins and the artworks.
“Unfortunately, our penguins can’t speak for themselves, but we think they found the experience at the museum very enriching!” a Kansas City Zoo official told Mashable.
The museum is still closed to human visitors, but the Kansas City Zoo just reopened on May 16.
Check out photos of the special visit!