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Penguin nursery on display at Georgia Aquarium

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Baby penguins are expected to draw big crowds this weekend at Georgia Aquarium, as the facility's penguin nursery goes on display for the first time.

The brand new penguin nursery space, officially known as the Georgia-Pacific Penguin Nursery, currently contains penguin eggs in an incubator and eventually will have penguin chicks being weaned by animal care specialists.

So far this year, the Aquarium has welcomed multiple African penguin chicks, which are currently on exhibit. The first chick hatched on Dec. 28. More chicks are expected to hatch throughout the months of January and February to total more than six chicks for 2014.

Starting this weekend, guests who take part in behind-the-scenes tours such as Quick Dip and Sea Keepers Tour will have the opportunity to see the penguin nursery for themselves.

This weekend, Jan. 18-20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the aquarium will host an event called "Party with the Penguins" in celebration of Penguin Awareness Day.

Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest clothes, mimicking the tuxedo-like look of the penguins. The Waddle Walk is a contest that allows kids to act like a penguin. Prizes will be awarded.

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