Atlanta (April 22, 2011) –
As Georgia Aquarium launches its much-anticipated AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and show, a 30-stop mobile tour will make waves throughout the Southeastern United States this spring and summer. Like the AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit, which officially opens April 2, the mobile tour experience is dedicated to inspiring memorable connections between humans and dolphins.
The traveling dolphin experience was designed to engage its guests in the lives of dolphins, showcasing hints of the compelling AT&T Dolphin Tales show and its host, the StarSpinner. As part of the 75-foot, walk-through experience, guests are invited to set sail on a recreation of the ship’s deck. They will be introduced to the mystical, seafaring AT&T Dolphin Tales environment as they engage with dolphins through interactive video and educational displays, all utilizing forms of cutting-edge AT&T communications technology.
“This mobile tour is a hands-on, interactive way for guests to learn about AT&T Dolphin Tales at Georgia Aquarium,” said David Kimmel, president and chief operating officer of Georgia Aquarium. “Our new dolphin experience is an important addition and expansion of Georgia Aquarium’s focus on the care of marine mammals. We hope our commitment to the care and conservation of these majestic animals inspires the communities we visit to engage in the same commitment.”
“AT&T is thrilled to join with Georgia Aquarium to bring the AT&T Dolphin Tales experience to communities throughout the Southeast,” said Ralph de la Vega, president & CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We are proud to lend AT&T’s three-screen technology to educate and inspire guests.”
While visiting the mobile tour, guests can also enjoy entertaining activities, contests and Georgia Aquarium mascot appearances at most tour stops, which include local schools, community events and area retail centers. The tour kicks off on Saturday, April 2 at Georgia Aquarium and will also be open to the public as AT&T Dolphin Tales officially opens on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. In addition to metro Atlanta, additional major tour stops include Birmingham, AL; Valdosta, GA; Greenville, SC; Asheville, NC; and Charlotte, NC. Following is a list of AT&T Dolphin Tales Mobile Tour stops. Updates and additional information on the AT&T Dolphin Tales Mobile Tour can be found by visiting attdolphintales.com.
Saturday, April 9: The Avenue Webb Gin
Sunday, April 10: The Avenue Webb Gin
Thursday, April 14: Georgia-Pacific Headquarters, downtown Atlanta
Saturday, April 16: Atlanta Steeplechase (Event)
Sunday, April 17: The Avenue West Cobb
Friday, April 22: The Avenue East Cobb
Saturday, April 23: The Avenue East Cobb
Saturday, April 30: Peachtree City WWII Heritage Days
Sunday, May1: The Avenue Peachtree City
Saturday, May 7: Sweet Auburn Springfest
Sunday, May 8: Sweet Auburn Springfest
Saturday, May 14: Birmingham, AL- location to be announced
Thursday, May 19: "Flavors of Forsyth" event at The Avenue Forsyth
Saturday, May 21: Valdosta Mall, Valdosta GA
Sunday, May 22: Macon, GA- location to be announced
Friday, May 27: Greenville, SC-location to be announced
Friday, June 3: Charlotte, NC- location to be announced
Saturday, June 4: Lowell Freedom Festival (NC)
Sunday, June 5: Charlotte, NC-location to be announced
About AT&T Dolphin Tales
Serving as a moving tribute to the beauty and grace of dolphins, the 84,000-square-foot AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit incorporates dynamic performances by a live actor, trainers and charismatic animals, effects utilizing light, water, video and sound, and dramatic costuming, all set to the storyline of a professionally orchestrated soundtrack. The spectacular 25-minute show, created specifically for Georgia Aquarium, is narrated by the show’s lead character, the StarSpinner, a mysterious adventurer and storyteller who leads the audience through an interactive journey across the oceans and through the ages. Throughout a mythical journey of good versus evil, aided by the guidance of the dolphin cast and engaging audience interactions, guests will be on the edge of their seats one moment, and soothed by an aquatic ballet the next. Through AT&T Dolphin Tales and its many other programs, Georgia Aquarium seeks to educate audiences on the importance of embracing aquatic animals, motivating viewers to care about their fate and inspiring them to make positive environmental choices. AT&T, a sponsor of the Aquarium’s Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow, is the new sponsor of the AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and theater.
About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with 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.
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