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Riverquarium birthday celebrations begin with butterfly exhibit

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Festivities for the 10th birthday of the Flint Riverquarium began Thursday night. The travelling butterfly exhibit is the main attraction.

There's over 200 of those flying creatures. They've placed plants all around for the butterflies to eat off of and they will even allow people to come in and feed them.

Greathouse Butterfly Farm came out today and started setting up the tent. The riverquarium wants you to know that there are other things to see as well.

As always, the alligators and turtles will be on display and movies will be shown for free. Tommy Gregors says it's an easy way to thank the community for the building they paid for with tax dollars.

“The community has been very supportive and again, what we want to do is show and celebrate the community coming out, and that's why we brought in this traveling exhibit for the butterflies to add a new feature,” said Riverquarium Chief Operating Officer Tommy Gregors.

The butterfly exhibit will be open from 10-5 Friday and Saturday.

Donors and invited guests are touring the tent Thursday night, but it is important to know, admission prices are the same this weekend as they always are; so, come on out and see these beautiful butterflies.

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