What's Happening at the Flint RiverQuarium

Staff Report

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival
Saturday, September 24
10 am-4pm

Additional presenters in the Flint RiverQuarium Plaza all day:

  • Butterfly House – Feed the hundreds of native butterflies
  • Flint RiverKeepers – Educational activities
  • Quail Forever – Live quail and conservation education activities
  • Georgia Reptile Society – Live reptile interactions; learn about adopting rescue reptiles
  • Native Plant Society – Native plants for sale & information
  • Monarchs Across Georgia – Butterfly education activities
  • Albany Audubon Society – Birding information
  • Georgia DNR – Native animal conservation activities
  • Albany Recreation and Parks – Crafts
  • Mack Bryson – Fly fishing demonstrations and children’s activities 
  • Indoor Archery (Imagination Theater Lobby) – Blow-up archery
  • SOWEGA Beekeepers – Beekeeping information
  • Artesian Alliance Booth – Crafts & games
  • And more!

Food Trucks

  • Street Treats
  • Mi Casa


Have you ever wanted to learn more about SCUBA and explore the Flint RiverQuarium Blue Hole from the other side of the glass? Then Dicover SCUBA, being offered Sept. 24 as part of the Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival, is just what you're looking for! Participants will be able to get their fins wet in the Blue Hole and gain firsthand experience with everything SCUBA in an introductory class taught by staff from Adventure Dive Center. By the end of the lesson you will be swimming with the gentle giants of the RiverQuarium collection, the striped bass and Atlantic sturgeons.
Participants must be over the age of 12 and those under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience with SCUBA diving or equipment is needed. Participants must bring their own bathing suits, towels and change of clothes. All SCUBA diving gear, wet suits and flippers are provided. Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival admission is included with cost of Discover SCUBA lesson. Space is limited and pre-paid advance ticketing is required. Tickets are $40. Register Here 
Tadpole Time
Friday, October 14
10 am
Join us for Tadpole Time Friday,October 14, at 10 am for a fun time of reading, animal visits and crafts! This month we are reading the book "Go Away Big Green Monster" by Ed Emberley, visiting the Gila monster exhibit, meeting a ball python animal ambassador and making a big green monster craft. Enjoy the Flint RiverQuarium on your own after our time together.
Every month at Tadpole Time we explore a different environmental theme for our youngest visitors. 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.
September Movies at the Imagination Theater

The Enchanted Reef
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10:30 am & 1:30 pm

An endangered reef, a mystery about the Moon, two fish, and the adventure of their life. “Kaluoka’hina – The Enchanted Reef” offers a gripping story, is full of humor, and teaches us in a playful way to protect our environment. Kaluoka’hina, a gloriously colorful tropical reef, is under a spell: It is undiscoverable by men. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace, until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to Shorty and Jake to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon.

The Wild Pacific
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Noon & 3 pm

The Pacific Ocean covers one third of our planet, more than all of the continents combined. For over 200 million years, it has teemed with life, built new species, powered global weather systems, and impacted every animal on earth.