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!
$6.50 (ages 4 - 12)
Student, military and seniors
The prices mentioned do not include the 3D theatre. Combo tickets are available, however.
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.
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!
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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!
Tues - Friday 10am - 5pm / Saturday 10am - 5pm / Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Years Day.
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