With more than 100,000 creatures from 500 different species, Georgia Aquarium has more aquatic life than any other aquarium in the world. Stop at the entrance to note the times of the daily bottlenose dolphin shows, or arrange to swim with the whale sharks--the largest fish in the world. The aquarium features six galleries, each designed to represent a specific environment. You can visit touch tanks filled with sea stars, stingrays, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, and sea turtles. In the regional habitat exhibits, you can walk through a tunnel surrounded by water to observe fish from an underwater perspective. Consider a guided tour of the backstage area to learn the secrets behind the aquarium's popular exhibits. Put Georgia Aquarium into our Atlanta itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Atlanta.
Tours to Georgia Aquarium
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Duration: 3 hours
Georgia Aquarium Reviews
This aquarium is fantastic. The food at the food court was a ridiculously high amount for a lunch of fast food, Three people and it cost $73. more »
We spent 6 hours here and enjoyed every bit of it. Luckily we have family who lives here and were familiar with the aquarium so they planned every show for us. Our kids especially liked seeing the lar... more »
Despite the crowds we got in fairly quickly. It was a bit difficult with 2 toddlers trying to see and pet things when adults and older kids were constantly pushing through. Probably better with older kids that can weave through crowds. Hard to see exhibits and some shows fill up quick so get their early with patient kids. Not for those with high anxiety with crowds because it is packed. They have a sensory kit for those who need it for free at the information desk. We checked out 2 for our girls. The headphones and sunglasses were great. A weighted lap bag was an option too. We enjoyed having stroller valet and the food was not bad but adds up quickly. Outside food and drink are not allowed unless allergies or snack for kids. I'd recommend going during the week, on an odd day when it is a little more empty.
To keep it short, this is a MUST for any families in the area. The facility is clean (food and drink inside), plenty of staff on hand and plenty for the kids to do as well as adults who appreciate what it takes to run a facility like this. The best resource is to visit their website and look up show times before you go, you'll also receive a discount by ordering your tickets online. Also look to see what is not allowed, they run a full security check (metal detectors included) before you walk in. A must for me is the Dolphin Tales show which is half an hour (don't sit in the first ten rows, you'll get soaked...no joke). Arrive 25 minutes prior to get good seating. Some may not understand how this is good for the "under-privileged" animals stuck in a cage...tank in this case. My short point is that this aquarium educates the world about the worlds oceans and what they contain and why we must protect them. They present their visitors with a factional glimpse into our oceans to better hope visitors will leave with a love and respect of the great blue. Bring you kids, families, camera (fully charged!) and plan 2-4 hours based on your interest, you won't regret it! Plenty of parking all over, bring $10 to pay. Discounts for students, seniors, veterans (Free on Monday's) just bring your ID and buy a ticket at the gate.
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