If you love penguins (who doesn’t), a trip to Detroit is worth it to see these majestic creatures at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo, which is the largest penguin facility in the world. The center recently re-opened for the first time since September 2019, when it closed for waterproofing repairs.
The re-opened exhibit has been upgraded with a section of glass flooring so guests can see birds swimming below their feet. The zoo also made changes to the environment like repainted rock surfaces, more nesting areas, and a second snow machine within the habitat to keep things icy. The exhibit is a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area with breathtaking views.