ATLANTA (April 15, 2015) - As a part of Autism Awareness Month, Georgia Aquarium will host Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 19. The Georgia Aquarium Kids Cove will be reserved for special activities from 10 – 11 a.m., and will also serve as a quiet space for all families with children with Autism or other sensory sensitivities until 4 p.m. to enjoy if they need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Aquarium.

Georgia Aquarium, in conjunction with Autism Speaks and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is also proud to participate in Light it Up Blue. Throughout the month of April, the exterior of the Aquarium and special areas inside will be lit up in blue in support of Autism Awareness Month.

All activities are included with Aquarium admission. For more information about Georgia Aquarium’s Autism Awareness Day and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, contains 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.