School groups are required to make a reservation.  Contact the Education Department by phone or email to secure your desired field trip date and time.  

Field trips and presentations are held rain or shine. Please be sure to call if your group needs to reschedule or cancel.

Ashleigh Kelly, Education Curator
(229) 639-2650 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Let our highly trained educators bring science to life with hands-on presentations, experiments, and live animal encounters.  Programs last approximately 30 minutes and are designed around Georgia’s State Learning Standards (Pre K- 12).  Maximize your field trip by booking a visit to Thronateeska on the same day! With science-based activities at both locations, the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska complement each other well. The two locations are also less than 10 minutes apart on foot along the Riverfront Trail. Book a program for your visit to the Flint RiverQuarium or bring the RiverQuarium to your classroom, event space, or gathering.  Click here to view the many available on and off-site program offerings.

Bring science and nature to the big screen with a theater showing.  Nothing goes better with a movie than snacks and a drink! Preorder your group’s concessions order to receive a combo discount (drink & snack).  Advance reservations are required to schedule your desired date and time.  Contact a member of our Guest Services or Education department to preorder concessions and make a theater reservation.  Click here to view recommended movies based on grade level. 

Students are invited to visit the gift shop in small groups with an accompanying chaperone.  We recommend rotating students in groups of 10.  Short on gift shop time?  Students can purchase Flint Packs for $3.  Each Flint Souvenir Pack includes:  pencil, spiral notepad, recycled button, sticker, temporary tattoo, bookmark & animal stickers.  Preorder your Flint Packs with a member of our Guest Services or Education staff when making your group’s reservation.

Groups are welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch at Riverside Park, Turtle Park, or the grassy area outside the Flint RiverQuarium.  If you plan to picnic with us, be sure to watch the weather. We do not have an indoor dining facility.  Groups should pack a lunch. Our gift shop sells small snacks and bottled drinks. 

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Hours of Operation

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