ATLANTA (June 1, 2016) - Want to soFISHticate your taste palate? Join us Friday, June 10from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the first ever sustainable sushi class! Adults 21 and over will roll two sushi rolls, one salmon and one choice of veggie or shrimp. You’ll enjoy wine, dumplings and spring rolls, edamame for sharing and, of course, a delicious chocolate truffle for dessert. Wine and beer – including specially selected Japanese beer– will be available for purchase. Get ready to roll into a wealth of knowledge about sustainable seafood, why it’s important and what you can do. You will take home your own bamboo mat, chopsticks and a recipe card for additional items you can make at home. Don’t miss out on this first ever, unique event at Georgia Aquarium!

To purchase tickets:

Nonmembers: $49 per person or $85 per couple

Members: $44.10 per person or $76.60 per couple

Georgia Aquarium’s sustainable sushi class is just one of the many events that will take place during our World Oceans Day celebration June 8-11, 2016. At Georgia Aquarium, World Oceans day consists of four days of excitement and education. Using resources at Georgia Aquarium, visitors are exposed to the wonders of the aquatic world through interactive activities designed to educate and entertain about how we can protect our ocean.

Are you a turtle lover? Stop by Wednesday, June 8or Turtle Time. Georgia Aquarium houses “Tank”, the green sea turtle weighing a robust 440 pounds. There are also several other types of turtles located in the aquarium’s Southern Company River Scout exhibit. Wednesday, you’ll have the opportunity to play turtle games, build a turtle puppet and sign a pledge card to save the  different species of turtles that inhabit the ocean.

Thursday, June 9, learn about California sea lions! Located at SunTrust Pier 225, the new Under the Boardwalk presentation gives visitors an up close and personal look at the highly social sea lions and their interactions with Georgia Aquarium trainers.

For more information on World Oceans Day and other events that will take place, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

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 www.georgiaaquarium.org.