published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Breakfast with the penguins - Jan. 4

The king penguins of Gold Harbour are featured in the Imax movie “Penguins 3D.”
The king penguins of Gold Harbour are featured in the Imax movie “Penguins 3D.”
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    King penguins crowding Salisbury Plain can be seen in “Penguins 3D,” now playing at the Tennessee Aquarium’s Imax Theater.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Rather than ending the day with dinner and a movie, event planners at the Tennessee Aquarium will get an early start with breakfast and a movie on Saturday, Jan. 4.

“Breakfast With the Penguins in Imax 3-D” will start at 8:30 a.m. with a savory breakfast and presentation by a penguin expert in the Imax Great Hall, 201 Chestnut St.

Then guests will move into the auditorium for a showing of “Penguins 3D,” which details the journey of a lifetime for a penguin and his family in the thick of Penguin City on the island of South Georgia near Antarctica.

Cost is $20 for Aquarium members, $25 for nonmembers, which includes breakfast, the penguin program, related activities, souvenir and the film ticket. The event ends at 10:15 a.m., when guests may opt for a visit to see the Aquarium’s resident gentoo and macaroni penguins (separate charge for admission).

Participation at the breakfast is limited to 100, and dress is casual … well, except for the penguins, who’ll be attired in their usual finery.

To register, call 423-267-FISH (3474) or go online to www.tnaqua.org and click on Events.

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