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'Science After Sunset' set Tuesday

ALBANY, Ga. -- Those interested in how the Flint RiverQuarium maintains its living collection will be in for a treat.

The RiverQuarium is hosting a "Science After Sunset" program at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The theme this month is "What's That Smell?: Aquarium Chemistry 101."

The RiverQuarium's chief curator, Richard Brown, is conducting an interactive presentation on the water chemistry balance needed to maintain life for all the inhabitants within the organization's collection.

"Our goal with this program is to share yet another educational aspect of the Flint RiverQuarium with the community," said Wendy Bellacomo, director of marketing and development for the RiverQuarium. "It gives the public a chance to interact with our curatorial team, since these staff members are usually busy behind the scenes here at the RiverQuarium.

"It also provides additional insight into the complexity of the operation here when people learn about all that is involved in caring for our living collection of more than 1,200 animals."

Refreshments will be served following Brown's program. Admission for RiverQuarium members is $6 per person and $8 for non-members.

The next "Science After Sunset" program is set for June 7. The topic has yet to be determined.

The RiverQuarium is located at 101 Pine Ave. Reservations for the event are requested, but not required. For more information, contact Ashley Kenny or Vicki Churchman at (229) 639-2650.

In the meantime, the RiverQuarium will roll out a special that is set to take effect Sunday and continue through April in which visitors can present a church bulletin and receive a free movie admission on any Sunday with the purchase of a RiverQuarium ticket.

While this special is ongoing, church groups will receive a 10 percent discount on any "Sleep with the Fishes" overnight stay booked in April and used by Dec. 31.

The RiverQuarium is open on Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.