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Flint RiverQuarium Albany

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Flint RiverQuarium
101 Pine Ave
Albany
GA
31701
Tel: 229 639 2650

Directions

Ready to get under the river and explore! Just get to 101 Pine Ave in Downtown Albany.

Off Hwy 300 turn right onto Oglethorpe (Business 82) then get to Flint River. After you cross the river, take the first right onto Front St, and two blocks later on the corner of Pine and Front you will find the RiverQuarium.

Where are we going today?

You've heard of an aquarium where you enjoy all the incredible creatures from the ocean?  Well, have you heard of a RiverQuarium?  Neither had we, until we found this place!

Flint RiverQuarium is an unusual and unique, but pretty cool. attraction which was designed after a flood devastated the area.  It was created to look at the geologic, ecologic and hydrologic conditions of the area, and allow visitors and most importantly kids, to understand the importance of the worlds natural resources and why they should be looked after.

And there are really cool and interesting creatures to explore!

There is a 175,000 gallon Blue Spring Hole which showcases Georgia's very incredible underworld.  There are over 120 kinds of fish, turtles, and alligators that call the river their home!

The Flint River Gallery features both fresh and salt water tanks to give you a look at all the life that you will find in the rivers path.

The very sweet hatchery is constantly changing exhibits so you can see something new each time.  Ever seen fish grow from an egg to full size?  A fascinating look at life!

If you fancy getting a bit hands on with games then there are Discovery Caverns which allow you to explore underground caves with subterranean creatures, all at the push of a button.  

What's that!? Oh, you made us jump - it's just the alligators!  Spring Run Creek leaves only a sheet of (very safe!) glass between you and these beautiful creatures. 

There is always something going on the RiverQuarium - from feeding times, shows, to even river canoe trips for those over 10, summer camps and sleep overs with your friends! 

It's so much more than an Aquarium!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$6.50 (ages 4 - 12)
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Tues - Friday 10am - 5pm / Saturday 10am - 5pm / Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Years Day.

Teachers corner

Field trips are a big part of the RiverQuariums aim to pass on the beauty of nature to kids. They also host summer camps and day camps. It would be a shame not to include very cute snapping turtles and snakes into your school year!.

Any Top Tips?

The prices mentioned do not include the 3D theatre. Combo tickets are available, however. .

Baby Facilities

Parents with pre-schoolers can visit the RiverQuarium the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. for a 45-minute special session which includes story-time, simple crafts and a closer look at the animals at the RiverQuarium, so they don't have to worry about the older kids blocking their view and learning!.

More information

Sleep With the Fishes is a really cool experience and gives kids a unique opportunity to experience the Flint RiverQuarium after-hours with an evening full of fun and educational activities and a sleepover by the blue hole! A light dinner and breakfast are provided - pretty awesome!.

What people are saying?

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    The Riverquarium provides a unique look in to the animals found in the South Georgia area. It is a unique learning experience for kids. The exhibits are well presented, interesting, and educational. Our kids love getting up close and personal with the creatures. The white gator is a highlight just as the view of the blue hole. A must see for anyone visiting the area. The staff is great too!!!! Make sure to purchase something it the gift shop to support the conservation effort. And surprise, the gift shop does not have hyped up prices that are...Read More

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    I love taking my kids here, my personal favorite area is the blue hole. I love attending events here as well they have lots to do and fun for everyone.

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    We're members and its a great place to take kids. It's a true bright spot in Albany.

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    Its aight its fun for little kids.

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    Like others have said, it's no Georgia Aquarium, but comparing an other aquarium to that is like comparing apples to oranges. That said, the flint riverquarium was really nice. It exceeded my expectations. There were a good number of aquariums and my kids loved getting up close to the large aquariums. Everything was great. My oldest daughter LOVED the little "cavern" crawl-through thing for children (I loved it too!). The facility was well-kept and the staff was friendly. Very reasonable admission price too. Great place to go. We'll be...Read More

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by Caroline Milam

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The Riverquarium provides a unique look in to the animals found in the South Georgia area. It is a unique learning experience for kids. The exhibits are well presented, interesting, and educational. Our kids love getting up close and personal with the creatures. The white gator is a highlight just as the view of the blue hole. A must see for anyone visiting the area. The staff is great too!!!! Make sure to purchase something it the gift shop to support the conservation effort. And surprise, the gift shop does not have hyped up prices that are usually found in larger attractions. We usually do not purchase gifts from attraction shops. But at the Riverquarium we stopped and purchased a few things that brought the kid joy and were educational as well. We recommend the Riverquarium as a great place to visit.

by A Google User

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Like others have said, it's no Georgia Aquarium, but comparing an other aquarium to that is like comparing apples to oranges. That said, the flint riverquarium was really nice. It exceeded my expectations. There were a good number of aquariums and my kids loved getting up close to the large aquariums. Everything was great. My oldest daughter LOVED the little "cavern" crawl-through thing for children (I loved it too!). The facility was well-kept and the staff was friendly. Very reasonable admission price too. Great place to go. We'll be going again sometime in the future.

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