ATLANTA (January 5, 2016) – Georgia Aquarium started 2016 with the introduction of a new, temporary dolphin training experience in the AT&T Dolphin Tales theatre. The temporary presentation, titled Splash 101, has taken the place of the first Dolphin Tales show as the Aquarium prepares to debut a completely new dolphin experience in March of this year.

“The current training experience in the AT&T Dolphin Tales theatre is a wonderful opportunity for guests to learn more about dolphins, how we interact with them, and the great care they receive,” said Lisa Mignogna, director of zoological operations, animal training, dolphins at Georgia Aquarium. “Guests will see and learn from a trainer step-by-step how we train our dolphins and how truly astonishing these animals are.”

The training experience will educate guests on the basics of dolphin training. Guests will see firsthand how trainers teach the dolphins new and exciting behaviors, as part of preparation for a new presentation that is scheduled to debut in March.

The original AT&T Dolphin Tales show opened on April 2, 2011 and completed its 4,618th, and final show on January 3, 2016. Guests can visit the AT&T Dolphin Tales theatre now until March as training continues for the new presentation. Times vary by day, check for details.

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Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote 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