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Georgia Aquarium Debuts Traveling Exhibit

Frogs - A Chorus of Colors exhibition features environmental changes that threaten frogs’ existence

Atlanta (January 12, 2012) – Georgia Aquarium announced today the debut of its newest exhibition Frogs - A Chorus of Colors, opening to the public on January 12, 2012. This fascinating exhibition introduces visitors to the amazing and colorful world of anurans – the frogs. Regarded as the most advanced traveling frog exhibition in the U.S., visitors will come eyeball to eyeball in a hands-on, minds-on adventure with living frogs from around the world.

Frogs - A Chorus of Colors features 15 species of live frogs in more than 3,000 square feet of unique habitats designed to introduce guests to these complex amphibians, their biology and evolution, the pivotal role they play in our ecosystem and the peril they face in a changing environment. The dynamic habitats are complete with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls; showcasing living frogs from the unique long-nosed horned frog to the vividly-colorful poisonous dart frog. Within the exhibition, visitors will enjoy interactive and hands-on components that activate recorded frog calls, videos of frogs in action, spin a zoetrope, and test frog knowledge on subjects from basic to bizarre. Throughout the exhibition visitors are immersed in the sights and sounds of frogs.

Although most people have no aversion to frogs, their beauty and elegance are often overlooked. The amphibians featured in the Frogs - A Chorus of Colors exhibition are among the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and adaptively remarkable life forms on earth.

“We are very excited that Georgia Aquarium has partnered to host Frogs - A Chorus of Colors, a dynamic exhibition devoted to displaying and uncovering mysteries of these fascinating creatures,” said Dr. Timothy Mullican, Georgia Aquarium vice president of zoological operations. “Frogs are indicator species that serve as sentinels for overall environmental health. With the worldwide population of frogs declining at unprecedented rates, it is vital that we introduce our guests to some of the more unique members of the frog family while building awareness of the crisis that threatens this species existence.”

Georgia Aquarium visitors are now offered an all-inclusive ticket extending access to the entire Aquarium for one low price. The Total Ticket provides general admission to all six permanent galleries of the Aquarium, the Aquarium’s new AT&T Dolphin Tales show, Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow and access to yet another gallery, Frogs - A Chorus of Colors.

For more information on Frogs - A Chorus of Colors or to purchase the all-new Total Ticket, please visit www.georgiaaquarium.org or call 404-581-4000.

Contact Public Relations:

Mackenzie Anderson
PR Specialist
404.581.4230
manderson@georgiaaquarium.org

Francesca Zeifman
PR Specialist
404.581.4391
fzeifman@georgiaaquarium.org

About Georgia Aquarium:
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.

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