A group penguins became a tour group the day when they visited an art museum. The penguins were the Kansas City Zoo in the USA. The zoo teamed with the nearby Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Bosses both the zoo and the art museum decided the penguins needed a change scenery. The penguins were getting lonely because the zoo is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are used to seeing many visitors every day. A zoo official said: "Quarantine has caused everyone to go a little stir crazy, even the residents the Kansas City Zoo. So several the penguins decided to go a field trip to the Nelson-Atkins, which is still closed, to get a little culture."
The zoo's executive director, Randy Wisthoff, said the penguins have missed their regular interactions zoo visitors. He said: "We're always looking ways to enrich their lives and stimulate their days. During this shutdown period, our animals really miss visitors coming to see them." The museum director joked that the penguins liked the art Italian artists. He said: "They seemed to react much better to Caravaggio than to Monet." He added: "We are so happy today to welcome our colleagues the zoo and they've brought special friends and we're seeing how they react to art." The penguins that visited the museum were Humboldt penguins, which are native to Peru and Chile