Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar & Books Giveaway CLOSED #PenguinsMovie

Earlier this month we were invited to visit The Bronx Zoo for a Penguins of Madagascar NY Event. The day was filled with fun activities, learning experiences and of course some spy action with the Penguins of Madagascar!

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

Note: I was invited as media to this event. Admission to the Bronx Zoo and Events are courtesy of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Since it was still close to Halloween my son wore a costume to meet the Penguins. The costume I chose for him? Men in Black of course. I'd say it was a good choice.

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

Our day started with Breakfast, Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, and Meet and Greet with the Penguins of Madagascar.

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

After meeting the Penguins of Madagascar, it was time for a dance party! My son joined other costumed kids to movie it, move it, for a few minutes. Since the kids worked up an appetite doing all that dancing, it was time to break for lunch!

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

After lunch the fun turn educational with a visit to the Bronx Zoo Madagascar exhibit. While there we learned about leaping lemurs, hissing cockroaches, cave-dwelling crocodiles and more about the one-of-a-kind wildlife found on world's fourth largest island.

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

We ended our Bronx Zoo visit at their Penguin Exhibit, where we learned more about Penguins life in both the wild and captivity and watched a live private feed.

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

photo credit: courtesy of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox

The group even received an up close and personal intro to one of the zoos resident penguins. He was a good sport considering that all of us had cameras out taking photos of him.

The Penguins of Madagascar Movie

After a morning and afternoon at the Bronx Zoo, with the Penguins of Madagascar, the group was excited to attend an advance screening for the Penguins of Madagascar movie which releases in theaters TODAY. We can't say too much about the movie (no spoilers) but I can say you're going to be very touched by the storyline.

Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar
Visiting the Bronx Zoo with Penguins of Madagascar

Is there action and espionage? YES. Are the penguins still being their humorous selves? YES. But the movie also offers new characters, a different level of humor and a major plus with the back story about how the team first bonded and what keeps them bonded together. You're going to enjoy the Penguins of Madagascar movie!


About the film

Penguins of Madagascar are back in their very own feature film - coming to theaters this Thanksgiving!

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it.

Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich

Directed By: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Produced By: Executive Producers: Tom McGrath, Mireille Soria, Eric Darnell; Producers: Lara Breay, Mark Swift

Visit the Penguins of Madagascar website to learn more about the movie. 
You can also follow @DWAnimation on Twitter, Like Penguins of Madagascar on Facebook, Follow on Tumblr and Google+



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Since we had such an awesome day, we wanted to include our readers and share this prize giveaway to win a Penguins of Madagascar Book prize pack.

One (1) Winner receives 3 new books and more!
  • Penguins of Madagascar Movie Novelization
  • Meet the Penguins!
  • Skipper's Tale
  • Set of Penguins of Madagascar stickers
Learn all there is to know about Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private from The Penguins of Madagascar in these all-new books from Simon & Schuster.


ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) Penguins of Madagascar Books Pack

WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. December 5, 2014.

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Winner will be selected by random.org. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid street address.

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39 comments:

  1. I always love to visit zoos in whatever city we happen to visit and the Bronx zoo has always been on our must see list! Glad you were treated so nicely and everyone had a good time!

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  2. What a fun adventure! I would love to do something like this with my kids! The zoo is a great place for the family.

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  3. I do not know the characters but my 3 year old loves these penguins. They make her laugh so hard.

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  4. My Daughter, Granddaughter and I visited the Bronx Zoo over the summer. We need to go back and see everything. When we went, there were a lot of things under construction.

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  5. what a fun day at the zoo! we can't wait to see the movie

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  6. The penguins are all adorable - both the real ones and the characters! I bet the movie will be a big hit!

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  7. Wow looks like a great event! Really fun too my kids love the penguins!

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  8. I love outings like these that are educational and fun. Looks like you guys had a great time.

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  9. That looks like it was a fun event. My kids can't wait to see the movie

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  10. What a fun day! I love watching penguins - and I can't wait to see Penguins of Madagascar!

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  11. OMG! That is such a fun event! We can't wait for the new movie. We love those crazy penguins!

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  12. I think Rico is my favorite, although I do like all of the penguins.

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  13. What a great time that looks like! My girls love the Penguins of Madagascar!!

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  14. How fun!!! I need to visit this zoo - I love zoos, and this would be a new one for me!

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  15. This is an awesome getaway event! Looks so much fun too!

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  16. My favorite is Kowalski because he over analyzes situations!

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  17. Oh my goodness this sounds so much fun! I have to admit to having a soft spot for the penguins, Private has to be my favourite.

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  18. I like Skipper, he's so goofy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Oh we love the penguins of madagascar!! It looks like you had so much fun!

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  20. I absolutely adore going to the zoo, I am so jealous!

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  21. What a fun event. I like the face painting on your little one's face. Too cute

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  22. Ahhh I'm jealous! I wanna meet the awesome penguins :D

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  23. What a fun event to attend. I love that the penguins were there!!

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  24. I am so excited to see this movie. This looks like a great way to spend the day with the kids.

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  25. We love Kowalski because he is so funny!

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  26. Skipper because he's the leader and the funniest in my opinion!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  27. For sure, Rico is our favorite penguin. They are all so funny though.

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  28. Visited and my favorite is Classified because he is mysterious.

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  29. Ahhh, my kids LOVE Penguins of Madahgascar! They would have flipped if they were able to go to an awesome event like this!

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  30. What a great post. My kids are super excited to see this movie. These penguins are hilarious.

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  31. My kids love the Skipper. He has such funny lines!
    Sadie B.

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  32. I love skipper! he was my favorite in madagascar 3 he cracks me up!

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  33. I like Kowalski. He cracks me up. Love his sense of humor.

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  34. I like Kowalski because for me, he's the funny one. :)

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  35. I like Rico because he is funny.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  36. We love Rico because he makes us laugh

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  37. Skipper is my favorite, because he's cute! Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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