RiverQuarium to host ‘Wings and Wildlife’

ALBANY — Nature and family fun will be combined at an event in downtown Albany early next month.

The Flint RiverQuarium is set to conduct its annual “Wings and Wildlife” festival in conjunction with FlintFest on Oct. 6.

The event, being sponsored by MillerCoors, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. as part of a celebration of creatures both big and small, officials with the RiverQuarium said in a news release.

The festival is expected to include a sea creature puppet show by Lee Bryan and a rolling showcase of exotic and native reptiles. Home Depot will offer opportunities to build birdhouses, and visitors will be able to get close to a snake show and high-flying birds of prey.

Southeastern Reptile Rescue and Winged Ambassadors will be among those offering visitors the “up-close-and-personal” touch to wildlife education.

The event will also feature an opportunity to learn about the “animals” in outer space via a planetarium show, officials with the RiverQuarium say.

The schedule also includes guided garden tours at Radium Springs, dive shows, interactive children’s activity stations, as well as a chance to contribute to the painting of a giant mural.

All activities are included with admission to the RiverQuarium, with the exception of the planetarium show — which is $3.50 plus tax — and the birdhouse building, which will cost $5.

Officials with the RiverQuarium say they are offering a special reduced admission price of $1 off regular price. Those who wish to include a movie should plan to add $2 to the price of the day.

For more information, call the RiverQuarium at (229) 639-2650.


Amazed2 3 years, 2 months ago

Kind of sounds like a Chehaw Theme. If the City and County cant find a way to steal more from taxpayers to support this big $30000000 fish tank it is going to be "Bye Bye Birdy" sooner than later. With the shrinking tax base here and the mayor wanting to confiscate more properties and demo them the revenues are a shrinking. Like the city managet recently said its sounds good to tear down and clean up but the City does not have a lot if budget for that and he reminded the commissioners and "Dorothy of Doughert" that properties are removed from tax base when we take themfor demo.


Amazed2 3 years, 2 months ago

I don't see anything in the news media about Mayor "Dorothy of Dougherty" doing a photo shoot and issuing a proclamation for the event?? She musr only do those for Fashion Shows and Music Events. Oh well maybe she is busy Cleaning up and Condeming Blight. Maybe somebody should give her directions to the Riverquarium. She is still looking for the Yellow Brick Road.


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