Media Alert

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 and law enforcement May 26 – 31.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pemberton Place
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Starting May 26th through May 31st, show a service-oriented ID or badge (police, fire, EMS, HERO, etc.) at Aquarium entrance to purchase discounted Aquarium tickets for only $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at or by calling 404.581.4000.Present your service-oriented ID or badge at the World of Coca-Cola to purchase your ticket for $2 off general admission.


Aquarium Contacts
Francesca Allegra
Public Relations Specialist
(404) 581-4391

Mackenzie Whalen
Public Relations Coordinator
(404) 581-4230


World of Coca-Cola Contact
Jacquie Wansley


About the Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than eight million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium. The mission of the 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 and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. For additional information, visit


About the World of Coca-Cola
At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating history of the world’s most famous soft drink in a dynamic, multimedia attraction featuring a fully-functioning bottling line that produces an 8 oz. glass bottle of Coca-Cola for each and every guest.  View over 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts ranging from vintage bottles to a 1939 Coca-Cola delivery truck from Argentina.  The thrilling, multi-sensory 4-D movie experience, “In Search of the Secret Formula”, puts you right in the action.  Tempt your taste buds with over 60 different beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company from around the world in Taste It!  Experience something new and inviting around every corner of the World of Coca-Cola.


The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker Street in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta and is accessible via the Peachtree Center or CNN/ World Congress Center MARTA stations.  Consumers with questions about the attraction may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at to purchase timed tickets.


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