Flint RiverQuarium

Flint RiverQuarium Explore the world around you like never before at the Flint RiverQuarium with interactive exhibits and face-to-face encounters with the creatures and fish native to south Georgia.
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Adult $9.00
Senior (62+) $8.00
Youth (4-12) $6.50
College Student* $5.50
Children (0-3) No Charge
(Tax not included)

Operating as usual

May the 4th be with you!
05/04/2021

May the 4th be with you!

May the 4th be with you!

We had to postpone our annual fundraiser, A Wild Affair, this year, but you can still have a great time while supporting...
05/03/2021

We had to postpone our annual fundraiser, A Wild Affair, this year, but you can still have a great time while supporting the Flint RiverQuarium. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3su6fb5t and click Start Flocking on the right side of the page. Many thanks to flocking sponsor Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs & Advisors!

We had to postpone our annual fundraiser, A Wild Affair, this year, but you can still have a great time while supporting the Flint RiverQuarium. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3su6fb5t and click Start Flocking on the right side of the page. Many thanks to flocking sponsor Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs & Advisors!

What a beautiful day for the Cancer Ties, Inc. 5k & Fun Run in Downtown Albany, Georgia! We enjoyed sharing our educatio...
05/03/2021

What a beautiful day for the Cancer Ties, Inc. 5k & Fun Run in Downtown Albany, Georgia! We enjoyed sharing our education message and introducing people to a few of our animals!

The Artesian Alliance education team had a great time the last couple of days at the car show and swap meet at the fairg...
05/01/2021

The Artesian Alliance education team had a great time the last couple of days at the car show and swap meet at the fairgrounds sharing our conservation message and introducing lots of visitors to animals from the Flint RiverQuarium and Chehaw Park & Zoo!

This weekend at the Flint RiverQuarium! Learn more about our diamondback terrapins and our Gila monster!
04/30/2021

This weekend at the Flint RiverQuarium! Learn more about our diamondback terrapins and our Gila monster!

This weekend at the Flint RiverQuarium! Learn more about our diamondback terrapins and our Gila monster!

Have you seen all of the fun pink flamingos popping up all over town? Here's why! We had to postpone our annual fundrais...
04/30/2021

Have you seen all of the fun pink flamingos popping up all over town? Here's why! We had to postpone our annual fundraiser, A Wild Affair, this year, but you can still have a great time while supporting the Flint RiverQuarium. Want to party like a flock star? Visit https://tinyurl.com/3su6fb5t and click Start Flocking on the right side of the page.

Have you seen all of the fun pink flamingos popping up all over town? Here's why! We had to postpone our annual fundraiser, A Wild Affair, this year, but you can still have a great time while supporting the Flint RiverQuarium. Want to party like a flock star? Visit https://tinyurl.com/3su6fb5t and click Start Flocking on the right side of the page.

Next stop on our goal to Flock the City—thanks to our flocking sponsors, Upland Wealth Advisors and Marcus, Inman & Dani...
04/28/2021

Next stop on our goal to Flock the City—thanks to our flocking sponsors, Upland Wealth Advisors and Marcus, Inman & Daniels Wealth Advisors! Want to get in on the fun? Email [email protected] for information on how you can flock your friends, family or local business, all while supporting the Flint RiverQuarium!

Next stop on our goal to Flock the City—thanks to our flocking sponsors, Upland Wealth Advisors and Marcus, Inman & Daniels Wealth Advisors! Want to get in on the fun? Email [email protected] for information on how you can flock your friends, family or local business, all while supporting the Flint RiverQuarium!

Don't forget that movies at the Imagination Theater are included free with admission through Friday! Tomorrow's film is ...
04/28/2021

Don't forget that movies at the Imagination Theater are included free with admission through Friday! Tomorrow's film is Sea Lion Rescue and Friday's movie is Kings of Baja. Show times are each day at 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm.

One step closer to renovation—new carpet going in!
04/28/2021

One step closer to renovation—new carpet going in!

The pink invasion has begun! Special thanks to Flint RiverQuarium supporters Hughey & Neuman! Where will the flock pop u...
04/28/2021

The pink invasion has begun! Special thanks to Flint RiverQuarium supporters Hughey & Neuman! Where will the flock pop up next?

The pink invasion has begun! Special thanks to Flint RiverQuarium supporters Hughey & Neuman! Where will the flock pop up next?

Proper veterinary care for our animal collection is something we take very seriously. So, when our female catshark showe...
04/26/2021

Proper veterinary care for our animal collection is something we take very seriously. So, when our female catshark showed signs of being egg bound we called in our vet, Dr. Austin Mobley of Dockery, Mobley, and Associates Animal Hospital. After an ultrasound, examination, and some antibiotics, the female catshark is resting off-exhibit. Our male catshark is still available for a visit in our lobby tank, though!

04/25/2021
Snake enrichment

We often provide enrichment activities for our animals to provide them with the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. Today at 3:30, as part of our weekend programming, you can see one of our snakes enjoying Orbeez water beads, moving through the beads for an interactive, full body tactile enrichment.

Time to welcome the weekend! This week you can help us feed the birds, meet our adorable new Animal Ambassador, the marb...
04/23/2021

Time to welcome the weekend! This week you can help us feed the birds, meet our adorable new Animal Ambassador, the marbled salamander, and see how our snakes get to enjoy some Orbeez water beads for an interactive, full body tactile enrichment!

Time to welcome the weekend! This week you can help us feed the birds, meet our adorable new Animal Ambassador, the marbled salamander, and see how our snakes get to enjoy some Orbeez water beads for an interactive, full body tactile enrichment!

Sneak peek at one of our pink friends! Look for a turtley awesome way to help support the Flint RiverQuarium coming next...
04/21/2021

Sneak peek at one of our pink friends! Look for a turtley awesome way to help support the Flint RiverQuarium coming next week!

Sneak peek at one of our pink friends! Look for a turtley awesome way to help support the Flint RiverQuarium coming next week!

Do you 💗 the Flint RiverQuarium? Then you’ll be tickled pink with what we have planned!
04/20/2021

Do you 💗 the Flint RiverQuarium? Then you’ll be tickled pink with what we have planned!

Do you 💗 the Flint RiverQuarium? Then you’ll be tickled pink with what we have planned!

Fri-YAY! Who's ready to help us feed the birds, see a dive show, and learn all about turtles, tortoises, & terrapins (oh...
04/16/2021

Fri-YAY! Who's ready to help us feed the birds, see a dive show, and learn all about turtles, tortoises, & terrapins (oh my!). We'll also introduce you to one of our most unusual (and shyest) residents, the two-toed amphiuma. And don't forget--a movie is included with your Flint RiverQuarium ticket through the end of April.

Fri-YAY! Who's ready to help us feed the birds, see a dive show, and learn all about turtles, tortoises, & terrapins (oh my!). We'll also introduce you to one of our most unusual (and shyest) residents, the two-toed amphiuma. And don't forget--a movie is included with your Flint RiverQuarium ticket through the end of April.

We love our community! Proud to be a part of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful's Stash the Trash in Downtown Albany, Georg...
04/16/2021

We love our community! Proud to be a part of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful's Stash the Trash in Downtown Albany, Georgia today.

Join Ms. Patti tomorrow morning at 11 am for a fun adventure geocaching right here at the Flint RiverQuarium! Our family...
04/16/2021

Join Ms. Patti tomorrow morning at 11 am for a fun adventure geocaching right here at the Flint RiverQuarium! Our family Adventure Seekers program is included with the cost of admission/free for members.

Join Ms. Patti tomorrow morning at 11 am for a fun adventure geocaching right here at the Flint RiverQuarium! Our family Adventure Seekers program is included with the cost of admission/free for members.

We’ll be there! Stop by and sign up for summer camp!
04/16/2021

We’ll be there! Stop by and sign up for summer camp!

This Saturday, join us for our Adventure Seekers family program and help Pete the Cat find his Groovy Buttons in the Fli...
04/15/2021

This Saturday, join us for our Adventure Seekers family program and help Pete the Cat find his Groovy Buttons in the Flint RiverQuarium! Join us as we read this book, learn about geocaching and set off on a geocaching adventure in the RiverQuarium. Included with admission to the Flint RiverQuarium/FREE for members.

This Saturday, join us for our Adventure Seekers family program and help Pete the Cat find his Groovy Buttons in the Flint RiverQuarium! Join us as we read this book, learn about geocaching and set off on a geocaching adventure in the RiverQuarium. Included with admission to the Flint RiverQuarium/FREE for members.

This looks like lots of fun for littles at our Artesian Alliance sister attraction, Thronateeska, tomorrow morning!
04/15/2021

This looks like lots of fun for littles at our Artesian Alliance sister attraction, Thronateeska, tomorrow morning!

Join us for Tricera-Tots: Stars and Stories tomorrow at 10 am! Humanity has been watching the stars for over thirty thousand years! In that time, we have relied on them for keeping time, navigation, and even as a way to tell folk tales and stories. We will explore just what fascinates us about the stars and learn about some of the myths that are painted in our night sky. We will even make our own constellation cards!

Tricera-Tots is geared to 3-4 year-olds, although all ages are welcome to join in!
Program Cost: $3 per person for ages 4 & up/FREE for members
Ages 3 and under FREE

As we celebrate #GopherTortoiseDay, learn a little more about these fascinating creatures in this video from the Flint R...
04/10/2021
Creature Feature: Gopher Tortoise

As we celebrate #GopherTortoiseDay, learn a little more about these fascinating creatures in this video from the Flint RiverQuarium education department. Did you know that we have a YouTube page with more than 120 videos? Subscribe today and learn all about the animals that call the Flint RiverQuarium home!

Meet the gopher tortoise, Georgia's state reptile! The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for at leas...

Today is #GopherTortoiseDay, but here at the Flint RiverQuarium we celebrate these gentle, long-lived reptiles every day...
04/10/2021

Today is #GopherTortoiseDay, but here at the Flint RiverQuarium we celebrate these gentle, long-lived reptiles every day! Gopher tortoises got their name because they dig burrows up to ten feet deep and 40 feet long that shelter them from sun, fire and predators. They are considered a keystone species because they share these burrows with over 350 commensals - including insects, amphibians, other reptiles, birds and mammals. Significant species that benefit from using tortoise burrows are the gopher cricket, gopher frog, eastern indigo snake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, burrowing owl and Florida mouse. Gopher tortoises can live 40-60 years in the wild.

Today is #GopherTortoiseDay, but here at the Flint RiverQuarium we celebrate these gentle, long-lived reptiles every day! Gopher tortoises got their name because they dig burrows up to ten feet deep and 40 feet long that shelter them from sun, fire and predators. They are considered a keystone species because they share these burrows with over 350 commensals - including insects, amphibians, other reptiles, birds and mammals. Significant species that benefit from using tortoise burrows are the gopher cricket, gopher frog, eastern indigo snake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, burrowing owl and Florida mouse. Gopher tortoises can live 40-60 years in the wild.

Another fun weekend planned here at the Flint RiverQuarium! Get up-close with a snake, help us feed the birds, and meet ...
04/09/2021

Another fun weekend planned here at the Flint RiverQuarium! Get up-close with a snake, help us feed the birds, and meet one of our newest residents, the Atlantic Octopus. A movie is included free with your Flint RiverQuarium ticket through the end of April!

Another fun weekend planned here at the Flint RiverQuarium! Get up-close with a snake, help us feed the birds, and meet one of our newest residents, the Atlantic Octopus. A movie is included free with your Flint RiverQuarium ticket through the end of April!

Plan to join us with your little ones this Friday at 10 am for Tadpole Time! We'll be reading the book, "The Salamander ...
04/07/2021

Plan to join us with your little ones this Friday at 10 am for Tadpole Time! We'll be reading the book, "The Salamander Room," making our own fish and salamander crafts, visiting the Blue Hole exhibit, and meeting a special animal ambassador: a marble salamander! Tadpole Time is designed especially for parents and pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome. It's FREE with your RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Plan to join us with your little ones this Friday at 10 am for Tadpole Time! We'll be reading the book, "The Salamander Room," making our own fish and salamander crafts, visiting the Blue Hole exhibit, and meeting a special animal ambassador: a marble salamander! Tadpole Time is designed especially for parents and pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome. It's FREE with your RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

04/05/2021

It’s a lot easier to fill your Easter basket when you have eight arms (er, tentacles)!

04/04/2021

Looks like the diamondback terrapins found the prize egg!

Our animals enjoyed their very own Animal Enrichment Easter Egg Hunt thanks to our awesome curatorial staff! Happy Easte...
04/04/2021

Our animals enjoyed their very own Animal Enrichment Easter Egg Hunt thanks to our awesome curatorial staff! Happy Easter from all of us at the Flint RiverQuarium! 📸: Aquarist Sarah McMullen Landin

04/04/2021
Wrapped up a great week of Captain Planet Spring Break Camp today at Flint RIverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center...
04/02/2021

Wrapped up a great week of Captain Planet Spring Break Camp today at Flint RIverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center! Watch for summer camp details coming soon!

This weekend, join us to learn how desert animals procure and conserve water and why frogs can give scientists valuable ...
04/02/2021

This weekend, join us to learn how desert animals procure and conserve water and why frogs can give scientists valuable insight into how an ecosystem is functioning. Also, enjoy a movie included FREE with admission through April 30!

This weekend, join us to learn how desert animals procure and conserve water and why frogs can give scientists valuable insight into how an ecosystem is functioning. Also, enjoy a movie included FREE with admission through April 30!

April is Autism Acceptance Month. We thought that this would be a great time to mention that the Flint RiverQuarium and ...
04/02/2021

April is Autism Acceptance Month. We thought that this would be a great time to mention that the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center are both certified as Sensory Inclusive™ by KultureCity! KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using its resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs. One in six individuals has a sensory need or an invisible disability, including ptsd, autism, dementia, or strokes. As part of the certification process, Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska staff were trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize visitors with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads, are available to all guests at the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska who may feel overwhelmed by the environment.

April is Autism Acceptance Month. We thought that this would be a great time to mention that the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center are both certified as Sensory Inclusive™ by KultureCity! KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using its resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs. One in six individuals has a sensory need or an invisible disability, including ptsd, autism, dementia, or strokes. As part of the certification process, Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska staff were trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize visitors with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads, are available to all guests at the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska who may feel overwhelmed by the environment.

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04/01/2021

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Potential Alligator Snapping Turtle Hunting Technique Documented in Texas!

In what will arguably be labeled as the most fascinating chelonian natural history note of this century, the TSA-North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group has documented a never-before-seen hunting technique in Alligator Snapping Turtles.

“We were dumbfounded,” said TSA- North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group Director Eric Munscher. “Although herons are common in the trees lining Houston’s Buffalo Bayou, the sight of an Alligator Snapping Turtle is most definitely not.”

While performing routine sampling for their long-term Alligator Snapping Turtle population assessment in the bayou, the team heard loud squawking coming from one of the overhanging oaks. Team member Arron Tuggle looked up to see what was disturbing the birds who roost there.

“I looked up in the tree and, at first, didn’t see what was causing the heron disturbance. It just wasn’t normal,” said Tuggle. “Then I noticed a large anomalous object that blended well amongst the tree limbs.”

What came next was astounding. The large object seen by Tuggle moved. The team stopped what they were doing to focus on the object. After several minutes of staring and questioning what it was, Rachel Adams exclaimed, “OMG, it’s a turtle!” This was not even in the realm of perceived possibilities. It was, after all, roughly 30-feet above ground level.

The turtle under scrutiny was an adult Western Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii). This species has been seen basking on fallen tree trunks, but never before within a tree’s canopy. With regular flooding in the Houston area, the team surmised that the only way a large snapping turtle could be in a tree at such heights was that it was deposited there by a flood event. The problem with this notion, however, was that there have not been any recent flood events of a magnitude to displace a turtle to these heights. But, something unusual was occurring.

Grabbing binoculars from his car, Chris Drake watched the turtle closely. And, he saw something miraculous. The turtle appeared to be strategically moving its head in the direction of the herons as they moved from limb to limb and, it was, as Drake said, “actively moving the lure-like appendage in its mouth.” This luring movement is deployed by Alligator Snapping Turtles to attract and ambush fish underwater, but its use on wading birds, and at a height of 30 feet is unprecedented.

The team will continue to monitor this turtle’s activity, make theories as to how it ascended to such heights, and further explore this unusual and unprecedented aerial ambush technique. It’s the team’s goal to publish this observation in the scientific journal Herpetology April Fools' Notes.

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I'm excited to visit next week!!!! Looking forward to it.
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Are you offering any discounts for evacuees from the coast?
Hey Friends- we recently enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the Flint RiverQuarium. Thanks for maintaining such a quality aquarium. https://goccj.com/local-attractions-flint-riverquarium/
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Thank you for a wonderful Westover High School Homecoming Dance 2017!
my family had the best time today! what a great time exploring the event - great people and amazing wildlife - so interactive and fun!
#flintriverquarium #instalove#aquarium#fun
Thank you for letting my Grand baby have this experience and for having a place in Albany for a "family field trip"!
Picture says it all👶🏼