Less than 14 months after opening, Georgia Aquarium’s major development, AT&T Dolphin Tales, has welcomed its one millionth guest through its doors.
Since first opening on 2nd April 2011, AT&T Dolphin Tales has been dedicated to all things dolphin related. Through immersive learning, visitors are welcomed to a world where they can learn everything there is to know about these beautiful and elegant creatures, whilst at the same time delighting in a wonderful experience, as they relish a variety of dolphin performances.
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Alongside these majestic mammals, trainers and actors work tirelessly to educate guests, whilst building a lasting legacy and preservation for dolphins and other marine animals. Georgia Aquarium, which houses the world’s largest collection of aquatic animals, is confident that through the performances, education and various programmes at AT&T Dolphin Tales, visitors will be encouraged to give greater consideration to conservation.
“Reaching this milestone is a reflection of the dedication, as well as a compliment to the guest experience that is provided by our staff and volunteers, ” said David Kimmel, president and chief operating officer of Georgia Aquarium.
“Through this memorable and educational experience, Georgia Aquarium seeks to educate audiences on the importance of embracing aquatic animals, motivating viewers to care about their fate and inspiring them to make positive environmental choices.”
As well as welcoming its one millionth visitor, the WBS documentary “Georgia Aquarium Dolphin Project” was presented with an Emmy on Saturday for outstanding achievement in the television news and program specialty for a health/science segment.
Scott Higley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications of Georgia Aquarium spoke about his pride in winning such an illustrious award, “We are excited to be part of an award winning team and for our contributions to be recognized in such a public way, ” he said.
There was also another Emmy for the Aquariums’ development team for their work on the short animated film “The Sea I See”.
Since its grand opening back in November 2005 Georgia Aquarium has been visited by over 16 million people and is the largest aquatic attraction in the world, with over 10 million gallons of water.
The newest attraction is now also included in Georgia Aquarium’s all-inclusive ‘Total Ticket’ which allows visitors admission to all six permanent galleries of the Aquarium. These include AT&T Dolphin Tales, Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow and a special exhibition, currently featuring “Frogs – A Chorus of Colours”, which will be shown throughout 2012.