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Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

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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.
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  • This is a great aquarium for the whole family. There are several different aquatic habitats on display, but seeing the huge whale sharks and giant manta rays was just stunning. The Dolphin Show was a ...  more »
  • Must see!! I was in Atlanta for a work Conference. Decided to go wondering the city a bit. I came to the aquarium and since I love sea creatures, I went in. Pricing at the gate was a bit spendy, but I...  more »
  • My wife and I visited my brothers family in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. While there, we took our 7yr old son to the aquarium. We've been there before and love it! Tried the new virtual reality ride. I g...  more »
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  • I had so much fun visiting this place. So many cool water animals. What I enjoyed the most is watching the dolphins, whales, sting ray and other sea creatures. It was so amazing to see them coexist with other sea creatures and swim around. It was an up close and personal encounter with these amazing animals. Definitely recommend this place! Entrance fee is totally worth it! Buy your tickets online to save time in line and a couple bucks off of your parking ticket.
  • Great experience!! Be sure to check out the free shows they have going on throughout the day to enhance your experience. The dolphin show was the best and we got soaked with water! My kids love the aquarium but it is also a good outing for adults too and would make a nice dating spot. The animals were amazing to watch and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We’ll be back again and again.
  • This place is amazing. Well worth the price of admission. My wife and i were there recently and thought we would only be there for an hour or so and stayed about 4 hours. The dolphin show was awesome! The sea lions were a great to see. The 4D theater shows were a surprise because we didn't realize they were part of the admission ticket. The divers in the tank were so informative and they even took pictures with us after their presentation. All of the animals were so beautiful to look at. Its a wonderful place to go for children and adults as well.
  • Great looking aquarium with very nice displays. Dolphin show was very good. The ask a question to the tank divers was incoherent. People started walking away. The crab salad was delicious. Salad bar cost $12 a pound. Sign shows 75¢ an ounce which makes it sound less expensive. My family loved it. It was a place that we finally visited.
  • I cannot get enough of this aquarium! I have visited several time and it never gets old. I really enjoy the Beluga whales, albino alligators, the moving sidewalk in the whale shark area and the penguin area. I have been here for events and they were spectacular! I do recommend coming to one of their Sips Under the Sea events. It is adults only and there is usually a fun theme. It allows you to drink and explore the whole place without having to deal with school field trips and mass chaos (I don't hate kids but it is less stressful this way). For a real treat, I suggest adding on one of their experiences you can do. I did a behind the scenes tour and not only learned so many cool facts about the aquarium but got to see some major exhibits from another view. Definitely well worth it! Parking is in a parking deck. Be sure to check their website for the different tickets and discounts you can get. Also, do not forget to visit on your birthday for free entry!
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