Thursday, May 21, 2009

Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola to Host Family Safety Day

Recognizing everyday heroes and promoting safety awareness

In an effort to educate the community and celebrate the work of our everyday heroes, the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola are partnering to recognize our Everyday Heroes with a celebration in Pemberton Place on May 30, 2009. With a special focus on child safety, the event will aim to educate families about various safety issues. The event will cover a wide range of displays and activities including:

· A fire engine, fire safety house, Striker rapid intervention vehicle and HERO unit
· Informational booths including an accident simulation booth, infant and child car seat information booth, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector booths and interactive water safety program presented by Safe Kids Georgia
· Complimentary fire truck rides from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. courtesy of Red Hot Fire Truck Events, LLC and complimentary McGruff Safe Kids ID Kits provided by ADT
· Service personnel on-site including a horse-mounted officer, K-9 unit and more
· Giveaways include a limited number of first aid kits, flashlights, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms and samples of Coca-Cola products
· Appearances by Atlanta-area mascots including Deepo, Thrash (Atlanta Thrashers), Harry the Hawk and SkyHawk (Atlanta Hawks), Chopper (Gwinnett Braves), Star (WNBA Atlanta Dream) and special guest, McGruff the Crime Dog

In appreciation of their services, the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola will also offer discounted admission rates for service personnel, law enforcement and their families May 23 – 31.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pemberton Place
Georgia Aquarium World of Coca-Cola
225 Baker St. NW 121 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 Atlanta, GA 30313

Starting May 23-31, show a service-oriented ID or badge (police, fire, EMS, HERO, etc.) at the Aquarium entrance, and purchase discounted tickets for personnel and family for only $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at or by calling 404.581.4000.

Starting May 23-31, show a service-oriented ID or badge (police, fire, EMS, HERO, etc.) at the World of Coca-Cola Ticket Booth, and purchase up to six discounted tickets for family and friends. Discounted pricing is as follows: Adults (age 13-64) $13, Seniors (age 65+) $11, Youth (age 3-12) $8 and children age 2 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may only be purchased at the ticket booth.
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