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Blue Hole SpringBlue Hole

The highlight of the Flint RiverQuarium is the amazing 175,000-gallon 22-foot deep RiverQuarium Blue Hole Spring, showcasing Southwest Georgia's unique underwater world. Explore it from the surface to the depths through a panorama of discovery points. See more than 120 kinds of fish, turtles, alligators, snapping turtles and other creatures that make the RiverQuarium Blue Hole their home.

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Flint River GalleryFlint River Gallery

The Flint River Gallery is an exploration of the Flint River from its urban headwaters in a culvert at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta to its confluence with its sister river, the Chattahoochee, at Lake Seminole and onto Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the primary habitats along the Flint, and the creatures who live there, are represented in individual exhibits in this area.  This gallery features both freshwater and saltwater tanks to give you a first-hand look at life all along the river's path.

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In the constantly changing exhibits of the hatchery, a variety of fish are raised from egg to fingerling. After growing to a considerable size, they will be transferred to other exhibits within the Flint RiverQuarium.

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Discovery CavernsDiscovery Caverns

Discovery Caverns puts you in control of nature with fun games and eye-opening exhibits. Control the weather. Change the way a river flows. Explore an underground cave to uncover mysterious subterranean creatures.


World of WaterWorld of Water

The planet Earth contains about 326 million cubic miles of water. Fresh water makes up only 3% of all the water on earth. During the next century, water will be the most critical issue confronting the world’s constantly growing population. Relating the Flint and Chattahoochee drainage systems to several river systems throughout the world adds a global dimension to lessons learned about good and bad water management practices.

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Spring Run CreekSpring Run Creek

Spring Run Creek is where the alligators lurk. Looking through the all glass aquarium, visitors are submerged into the habitat of these ancient reptiles.

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Cypress Pond AviaryCypress Pond Aviary

Located behind the aquarium this 35-foot-high enclosure, houses passerine and wading birds indigenous to the Flint River basin. Since the Albany area is in a major flyway, several migratory birds are also featured in the aviary. The RiverQuarium is working closely with wildlife rehabilitators and animal rescue groups to obtain non-releasable birds. These animals will feel right at home among the bald cypress, Southern magnolia, sweetbay, wax myrtle, bluestem palmetto, cinnamon fern, Carolina jasmine and trumpet honeysuckle planted to create the native environment.

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Gift Shop TankGift Shop Tank

The Gift Shop contains some interesting fish and the tank catalog was based off of a famous movie. Can you identify it?

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