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Riverquarium honors Grandparents

Photo by Casey Dixon

Photo by Casey Dixon

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Flint RiverQuarium will grant special admission Sunday to grandparents to honor and acknowledge Grandparents' Day, officials say.

Sunday will commemorate the 31st anniversary of National Grandparents Day, which was first authorized by presidential decree by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.

To acknowledge the contributions of grandparents to society, the Flint RiverQuarium will allow free admission for one grandparent with paid admission for a child, Executive Director Scott Loehr said.

Loehr said that the RiverQuarium provides a perfect opportunity to grow the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren while providing an educational opportunity for both.

"The RiverQuarium is a place that my whole family enjoys every time we visit," said Flint RiverQuarium member and grandparent Bill Swan in a press release. "I take my grandchildren there often, and we always have a great time together."

In addition to the permanent exhibits, the aquarium is currently hosting several specialty exhibits.

"Alien Attack: Target Everglade," is currently on exhibit in the Flint RiverQuarium Adventure Center.

According to aquarium officials, "Alien Attack offers a top 10 countdown of the most dangerous plants and animals and their threat to the area's fragile ecosystems. Live aliens on display include the Burmese python, Nile monitor lizard, exotic frogs and more."

The RiverQuarium will be open from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.