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.