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Thursday, August 25, 2011



Promotional weekend allows guests discounted admission for helping schools

ATLANTA –As students head back to school, Georgia Aquarium is partnering with Kids In Need, a free store for teachers, for a special “Stuff the Barrel” two-in-one school supply drive and promotion. Offering $5 off general admission to all guests who donate school supplies from August 25-28, Georgia Aquarium provides a special way for guests to give back to local schools, while giving back to their wallets, as well.

During this special promotional weekend, guests of the Aquarium will be “stuffing” barrels and bins with school and art supplies for educators and students from financially-challenged Atlanta area schools. Guests will receive $5 off their purchase of a general admission ticket with the donation of new school supplies worth at least $5 retail. Vouchers will be issued at ticket window collection stations and can be redeemed on any day of the promotion.

A project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kids In Need is a year-round program that aims to provide learning supplies to Atlanta area schools whose success is threatened by poverty. With all items donated by manufacturers, retail stores and supply drives, teachers from eligible schools can “shop” for free classroom supplies at the Kids In Need warehouse store.

For a school to qualify, at least 80% of the students must be enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program. Every year, Kids In Need distributes thousands of pounds of brand new school and art supplies to elementary, middle and high schools across more than 12 Georgia school systems. Georgia Aquarium’s “Stuff the Barrel” campaign gives guests the opportunity to learn about marine life from across the world, while helping to enrich the minds and imaginations of students in their own back yard.

Through its mission to inspire, entertain and educate, Georgia Aquarium strives to serve as an educational and enlightening resource in the Atlanta community, teaching students about the wonders of the world’s waterways and oceans.

For more information about Georgia Aquarium and its dedication to education, please visit or call (404) 581-4000.

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