The idea for the Flint RiverQuarium was born in the wake of tragedy as South Georgia searched for a way to deal with the 1994 flood and its aftermath. From the flood’s devastation, a vision began to emerge for the Flint RiverQuarium. It would be a place to tell the story of the global value and importance of water in a meaningful and relatable way through the microcosm of the Flint River, its animals, and its various ecosystems.
Realizing that informed citizens become advocates, the founders of the Flint RiverQuarium had a vision to educate future generations about the critical need for conservation and stewardship of all natural resources by imparting the understanding that clean, available water is necessary for the health of all life on the planet. The Flint RiverQuarium was established as an anchor attraction to interpret the geologic, hydrologic, ecologic and climactic conditions of the Flint River Basin and impact future generations by educating residents, visitors, and perhaps most importantly, children, on the critical importance of our natural resources.
Our Mission Statement
To interpret the Flint River ecosystems and its connection to the waters of the world and promote learning, conservation, and action.