Saturday, September 26 from 10 am-4 pm
Make some tracks and join the Flint RiverQuarium Saturday, September 26, for an annual celebration of all creatures great and small at the Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival. This year’s event will have enhanced safety protocols in place, including cleaning and disinfecting, social distancing, and mask usage by all staff and presenters. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks as well.
Water, Wings & Wildlife 2020 Highlights
Presenters and details are subject to change as event plans are finalized.
Events kick off with the Butterfly Breakfast, an event designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents, which will be held Saturday morning in the Skywater Room. After an adventure with the Butterfly Queen, which includes a light breakfast, butterfly story, craft, and song, participants will enjoy an exclusive visit to the mobile butterfly house filled with hundreds of fluttering butterflies. Two Butterfly Breakfast seatings are being offered this year: 8:00 am and 9:00 am. After breakfast, participants are free to enjoy the Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival and the Flint RiverQuarium exhibits.
Due to COVID safety protocol, tickets are being sold by the table instead of individually in order to allow for groups to social distance. Tables of eight are $125. Flint RiverQuarium and Water, Wings & Wildlife admission is included with a Butterfly Breakfast purchase. Members receive a 10% discount. Space is limited and pre-paid advance ticketing is required. Purchase tickets here.
Participants will be able to get their fins wet in the Flint RiverQuarium Blue Hole and gain firsthand experience with everything SCUBA in an introductory class taught by staff from Adventure Dive Center. By the end of the lesson they will be swimming with the gentle giants of the RiverQuarium collection, the striped bass and Atlantic sturgeons.
Space is limited and pre-paid advance ticketing is required. Purchase tickets here.
Water, Wings & Wildlife Schedule
Festival admission is included in the cost of regular Flint RiverQuarium admission rates. A few activities, as noted below, have additional fees.
8:00 am – Butterfly Breakfast (First seating) (additional fee)
9:00 am – Butterfly Breakfast 2 (Second seating) (additional fee)
9:00 am – Discover SCUBA (additional fee)
10:00 am – Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival gates open
10:00 am - Discover SCUBA (additional fee)
10:30 am – Birds of Prey show
11:00 am - Discover SCUBA (additional fee)
11:00 am – Storytelling Performance by Lee County High School students
11:30 am – Southeastern Reptile Rescue show
Noon – Imagination Theater movie: Alligator Kingdom
Noon - Discover SCUBA (additional fee)
1:00 pm – Storytelling Performance by Lee County High School students
1:30 pm – Birds of Prey show
2:00 pm – Imagination Theater movie: Alligator Kingdom
2:00 pm - Dive Show
2:30 pm – Southeastern Reptile Rescue show
3:00 pm – Discover SCUBA (additional fee)
3:00 pm – Storytelling Performance by Lee County High School students
4:00 pm - Discover SCUBA (additional fee)
4 pm – Butterfly Release
Additional presenters in the Flint RiverQuarium Plaza all day:
- Albany Parks & Recreation Department
- Artesian Alliance
- Crisp County Extension Office
- Farmer Fredo with Flint River Fresh
- Living Wild with Turtleman Chris Adams
- River’s Alive
- SOWEGA Beekeepers Club
- And more!
- Deb’s Cupcakes
- Foodie Pops
- Wood Fired Pizza