The Shedd penguins are making headlines once again.
Back in March, after the Shedd Aquarium closed its doors to the public, Shedd let some of their penguins out to visit other areas of the aquarium. The resulting videos near crashed the internet with how adorable they were. Yesterday, the penguins went out again. But on their latest field trip, the two went to none other than the Field Museum.
Last week, Shedd Aquarium reopened to the public after having been closed for nearly four months. To get the word out on their reopening, Shedd sent out their beloved penguin pair to Field Museum.
“The penguins took a field trip to the Field Museum,” Shedd Aquarium wrote in an Instagram post. “Magellanic penguin pair Izzy and Darwin waddled over to visit our friends @fieldmuseum, including SUE the T. Rex and Máximo the Titanosaur.”
In the video you can see the two penguins wander around the empty Field Museum, curiously observing the giant dinosaur skeletons. After getting a close up look at the T. Rex skeleton, the two penguins hightail it on out.
Upon reopening, Shedd announced increased safety and sanitary measures to keep guests and visitors safe, including:
- Social distancing of 6 feet or more for every gallery or program
- Guests (over the age of 2) and staff must wear face coverings
- Advance purchase of tickets required
- Staff must pass wellness checks before shifts
- Hand sanitizer available for guests and staff
- Increased cleaning in high-touch areas
- Plexiglass shields at all counters
- One-way flow through most areas to provide ample social distancing
- Reduced high-touch surfaces such as interactive screens
At this moment, the Field Museum is still closed to the public. Recently, the museum announced that it was working on updating sanitary measures and protocols which it plans to implement when it reopens to the public soon. Until then, you can explore the museum from home.
The Lincoln Park and Brookview Zoo have also reopened.