• This 175,000-gallon open-air tank is 22 feet deep and filled with fish, reptiles and plants found within the Flint River's ecosystem.

    Blue Hole Spring

    This 175,000-gallon open-air tank is 22 feet deep and filled with fish, reptiles and plants found within the Flint River's ecosystem.

  • The view from the bottom of Blue Hole Spring.

    In its depths

    The view from the bottom of Blue Hole Spring.

  • The rare albino alligator named Moonshine is on loan from the National Mississippi River Museum in Iowa. Moonshine is one of fewer than 100 albino alligators in the world. He is 4 feet 6 inches long and weighs 17 pounds.

    Moonshine

    The rare albino alligator named Moonshine is on loan from the National Mississippi River Museum in Iowa. Moonshine is one of fewer than 100 albino alligators in the world. He is 4 feet 6 inches long and weighs 17 pounds.

  • The RiverQuarium showcases aquatic life from around the world.   Exhibits are broken down into regions and ecosystems.  For southwest Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico, inhabitants on display include the Longsnout Seahorse and French Angelfish.  For something a little more exotic, visitors can get an upclose look at the teeth of red-bellied piranha inside the Amazon River tank.

    Aquatic inhabitants

    The RiverQuarium showcases aquatic life from around the world. Exhibits are broken down into regions and ecosystems. For southwest Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico, inhabitants on display include the Longsnout Seahorse and French Angelfish. For...

  • The RiverQuarium showcases aquatic life from around the world.   Exhibits are broken down into regions and ecosystems.  For southwest Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico, inhabitants on display include the Longsnout Seahorse and French Angelfish.  For something a little more exotic, visitors can get an upclose look at the teeth of red-bellied piranha inside the Amazon River tank.

    Aquatic inhabitants

    The RiverQuarium showcases aquatic life from around the world. Exhibits are broken down into regions and ecosystems. For southwest Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico, inhabitants on display include the Longsnout Seahorse and French Angelfish. For...

ALBANY, Ga. - Located along the banks of the Flint River, the Flint RiverQuarium tells the story of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River basins.

Trace the Flint River\'s 350-mile journey from Atlanta to the Gulf of Mexico and see freshwater and saltwater tanks showcasing southwest Georgia's underwater inhabitants.

The highlight of the aquarium is the Blue Hole Spring, a 175,000-gallon freshwater home to native fish, turtles and alligators. The spring can be viewed both on the upper level and from a glass wall two floors down that shows visitors the aquatic life swimming in its depths. Other attractions inside the aquarium include the World of Water, which discusses rivers around the world, a fish hatchery, an aviary and lots of kid-friendly activities at the Discovery Cavern.

Adjacent to the aquarium is the Adventure Center, which houses the Imagination Theater and the alligator exhibit Dragons in Paradise. Take time to visit the facility's most prominent resident, Moonshine, or to catch an IMAX film while you're there. Shows include Wild Ocean and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia.

For more information, visit www.flintriverquarium.com.


Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Admission prices vary. For pricing, visit www.flintriverquarium.com.


Turtle Race
March 6 at 4 p.m. at the Water Steps of the Flint RiverQuarium
10,000 rubber turtles will be launched into the fountain at Flint RiverQuarium. Adopt a turtle and claim a prize if yours is one of the first five to reach the bottom of the steps. For rules and adoption entry forms, visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

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