Summertime is travel time, so if you are looking for a fun day trip for the family or if your travel plans have you driving on I-75, make plans to visit the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia! The center will offer extended hours for the summer and you can even reserve a special group visit.
What is there to see and do at Go Fish? Visit aquariums that hold more than 180,000 gallons of water and are loaded with Georgia freshwater fish and wildlife, including alligators. Try out the fishing and shooting simulators. See a working fish hatchery from our huge gallery window and be sure to see our new summer movie, “The Mystery Fish” playing in the theater daily. All that gazing at fish will be sure to get you ready to try out the casting pond, bait and tackle provided. Once you have finished your visit, be sure to take some time to browse in our gift shop!
Beginning May 27, 2015 (ending on Aug. 9), the Go Fish Education Center will offer extended hours:
- Wednesday-Saturday: (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Regular admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 for children and FREE for ages 2 and younger. Groups also are welcome to visit on these days and tour the facility themselves.
- Group Programs available by reservation only: Monday-Tuesday (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 pm – 4 p.m.)
- Groups (over 30 people) will have a fee of $5 per person. Smaller groups (30 or less people) will have a flat fee of $150.
- Group programs include a guided aquarium tour, an educational live animal program , fishing at the pond, and your choice of watching our summer movie, “A Mystery Fish,” or trying out or fishing and shooting simulators.
All fishing at the casting pond is catch and release, and anglers 16 and older must have a fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online at www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes, by phone at (800) 266-3661 or at the Go Fish Education Center. Rods, tackle and bait will be provided. All you need to do is get ready to reel ‘em in!
Need a quick Go Fish Education Center “fix?” Be sure to check out the underwater Go Fish Cam, a live-streaming camera located in the Piedmont Reservoir Exhibit at the center, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day at www.gofisheducationcenter.com/GoFishCam.
For more information on the Go Fish Education Center, visit www.gofisheducationcenter.com or call (478) 988-6701. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoFishEducationCenter to receive periodic updates directly in your newsfeed.
Make your plans to spend the summer at Go Fish!