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Flint Riverquarium: new movies, riverkeepers, and discounts

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Beginning this weekend and continuing for the rest of the month, visitors can show a church bulletin at the Flint RiverQuarium and receive a free movie admission with the purchase of a RiverQuarium ticket. Movies currently showing at the Flint RiverQuarium Imagination Theater are Wild Ocean and Dinosaurs:Giants of Patagonia.

Church groups also will receive a 10-percent discount on any Sleep With the Fishes overnight stay booked during the month of January and used by Dec. 31, 2010.

New Interactive Aquarium Guide debuts

New at the Flint RiverQuarium, the O-fish-al Guide is an eight-page interactive guide to learning more about the animals who call the Flint RiverQuarium their home.

“We have found that people sometimes have the tendency to move through the RiverQuarium at a quick pace, spending little time at each exhibit,” said Melissa Martin, the RiverQuarium’s education manager. “We created the O-fish-al Guide to enhance the visit for those wanted to take their time and enjoy a more in-depth, self-guided educational experience.”

Through a series of questions and clues, the visitor is guided through the exhibits of the RiverQuarium, learning about the fish and other animals along the way and receiving a sticker in the gift shop upon completion.  This guide is designed for ages 9 and up and may be used by families and groups, as well as individual visitors. A nominal fee of $1 is charged for the O-fish-al Guide.

Flint Riverkeeper director to speak

The Albany Audubon Society and the RiverQuarium will host a presentation, How to Listen to a River…How to Make a Difference in Your Community, by Gordon Rogers, new executive director of Flint Riverkeeper, on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the RiverQuarium Imagination Theater.

Rogers will share with his experiences in environmental management and activism based on his career in research and his new mission at Flint Riverkeeper. Refreshments served following the presentation.

There is no charge; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Movie Wild Ocean premieres at Flint Riverquarium

Now playing at the RiverQuarium Imagination Theater, Wild Ocean is an action-packed, inspirational large-screen documentary exploring the interplay between man and the endangered ocean ecosystem. The film highlights one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles, plunging viewers into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and billions of fish collide with the most voracious sea predator, mankind.  Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa and set to the rhythm of the local people, Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating the communal efforts to protect invaluable marine resources.

Movie show times for Wild Ocean are:

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m., noon, 3 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Also playing at the Flint RiverQuarium Imagination Theater is Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. This film visits sites of major dinosaur fossil discoveries in Patagonia and travels back in time to see these amazing beasts come to life. Patagonia has given us the largest living animal to have ever walked the Earth: the plant-eating Argentinosaur, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore, that could easily challenge the famous T-Rex.

Movie show times for Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia are:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (4:30 pm Friday only); Saturday, 10 a.m., noon, 3 p.m.; Sunday,  2 p.m.

The Flint RiverQuarium is southwest Georgia’s premier aquarium, featuring more than 1,000 animals that call the Flint River watershed home.  The Flint RiverQuarium is located at 101 Pine Avenue in downtown Albany, Georgia. Regular operating hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

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