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Upcoming Events

  • Weekend Programs
    Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm

    Each weekend our education staff leads a variety of programming, including aviary feedings, dive shows, tank talks, and animal chats.

    Weekend ProgramsSaturdays & Sundays at 11:30 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm
Each weekend our education staff leads a variety of programming, including aviary feedings, dive shows, tank talks, and animal chats.
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Membership Giving

A membership to any or all of our Artesian Alliance attractions is the perfect family gift!

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Events

12 Days of Fishmas

Celebrate the season with 12 holiday events in December!

Schedule

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Flint RiverQuarium Festivities

Join us from 11 am to 2:30 pm for festive holiday activities. Send a letter to Santa and get a Christmas goody bag!

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The Great Holiday Hunt

Join us for a jolly, adventurous scavenger hunt at the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska as you look for clues high and low. Don’t forget to bring an electronic device to aid in your search.

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Holiday Day Camp: Yuletide & Yellowbellies

Send us your little elves and use this time to prepare for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Campers will visit the RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Science Museum, meet some winter critters, and participate in holiday-themed games and activities.  We have everything covered--this day even includes a hot dog lunch!

Register here

Events

Weekend Programs
Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm

Each weekend our education staff leads a variety of programming, including aviary feedings, dive shows, tank talks, and animal chats.

Events

Tadpole Time
Second Friday of Month at 10 am

Designed especially for parents and pre-schoolers to enjoy together and features a themed story time, craft, and animal encounter. Included with cost of admission/free to members.

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Fun Facts

  • The Flint RiverQuarium is home to more than 160 different species.
  • The Flint RiverQuarium staff cares for more than 1,300 animals each day.
  • The water in the Blue Hole exhibit is kept at a constant 68 degrees year-round to match the conditions in nature.
  • The glass of the Blue Hole viewing window is eight inches thick to contain the pressure of the water behind it.
  • We order more than 6,000 pounds of frozen fish each year to feed our collection.
  • Big Al, our oldest resident snapping turtle, recently weighed in at 126 pounds.
  • The Blue Hole Spring centerpiece exhibit of the Flint RiverQuarium holds 175,000 gallons of water.
  • On your visit, don’t miss one of our animal stars, Moonshine, a rare albino alligator. You can find him in the Spring Run Creek exhibit.
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Imagination Theater

  • Watermelon Magic


  • Showtimes: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
    10:30 am & 1:30 pm

    Young audiences will delight in this nearly wordless film as they discover one of our most basic needs: healthy food. Follow along with Sylvie, the young daughter of a farmer, as she explores and learns the journey of watermelons—from seed to sale. As Sylvie and her watermelons near the end of their journey together, will she be able to let her baby watermelons go?
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  • Sea Lion Rescue


  • Showtimes: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
    Noon & 3 pm

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are entangled and die in discarded or lost fishing nets across the world. Two dedicated women in Mexico have been tracking dozens of entangled sea lions that are slowly being killed by nets cutting into their necks. Watch as they lead an international team of veterinarians and wildlife experts to capture the sea lions and perform delicate surgery to save them. This film contains graphic depictions of animal death and dissection.
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.