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Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30313 404-581-4151
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
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Georgia Aquarium: Interactive Animal Adventures

If you've never been to Georgia Aquarium, you're in for a real treat. Located in downtown Atlanta, it's the largest aquarium in the world with over 60 exhibits designed to enlighten and entertain. Experience the thrill of interacting with sharks in the petting pools, or watch the breathtaking central exhibit showcasing whale sharks and manta rays in a rare environment. River Scout is home to the animals that reside in the rivers of Africa, South America, Asia, and Georgia, including piranha, Asian small-clawed otters, and American alligators. Georgia Explorer gives visitors an up-close-and-personal look at a loggerhead sea turtle and lionfish. With a fun-filled lineup of exciting events, interesting aquatic creatures, and educational activities for students of all ages, the aquarium is always a great time. You'll have an opportunity to uncover Georgia Aquarium's secrets as well as explore exhibits from a different perspective when you reserve a tour. There are four different tour options: Sea Keepers Tour, Quick Dip, Shark Themed Family Tour, and VIP Tour, so make sure to sign up in advance.

Details

Hours: Open Everyday, hours vary monthly, check website for more details

  • Monday - Friday:

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday:

    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Prices

  • Adults (12+): $36.95

  • Youth (3-12): $30.95

  • Senior (65 ): $32.95

Events

  • Weddings and Special Occasions
  • Game Nights
  • Imagination Nights

Activities

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • Animal exhibits
  • Beluga & Friends Interactive Program
  • Swim & Dive
  • Dolphin Tales Show
  • Journey with Gentle Giants

FAQs

  • What type of animals will I see?

    There are more animals in the Georgia Aquarium than in any aquarium on the planet. Expect to encounter everything from whale sharks, manta rays, penguins, and dolphins to southern sea otters, lionfish, piranha, beluga whales, giant groupers,  American alligators and over 500 oceanic species  no matter when you visit!
  • Can I swim with the whale sharks?

    You sure can. It’s all part of Journey with Gentle Giants where you’ll put on a wet suit and then snorkel or SCUBA dive next to whale sharks, manta rays, and many other underwater critters in the Ocean Voyager exhibit. There is a separate admission cost for this special adventure.
 

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Distance from attraction: 21.6 miles
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