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Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 14,000+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Georgia Aquarium on your trip to Atlanta, use our Atlanta vacation trip planner.
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  • The aquarium is always fun, but prices have really increased over the years (it is double what it used to be). I would use coupons or take advantage of reduced pricing after a certain time of the day. 
  • One of the best aquariums in America. But that means lots of chiildren too. Get in line early for the dolphin show. 
  • Great day at the aquarium, however alot of people and a bit congested! If you have seen one you have seen them all. 
  • Giving the aquarium three stars because when we went to this aquarium two years ago it was much better. We went on Monday 8/22/16 after 4 pm so there really wasn't too many people as compared when we went 2 years ago and there were massive crowds. You think we would've enjoyed it more this time around. We started our visit with the dolphin show which they've changed since our last visit. Our child lost interest early on in the show because it was so educational and informative (which isn't a bad thing) but the "show" wasn't much of a show. Also a couple exhibits were closed such as the sea lions. I recommend eating lunch/dinner beforehand as the food prices are very high for cafeteria food. The sea life the aquarium has is beautiful and the tanks they designed that the animals are in are very unique.
  • Always a great time and fun for all ages. We have been twice and we're always amazed every time we go. The only complaint I have is the price gouging on the sub-par food. My wife and I had a chicken wrap and two, single scoop sides with drinks and our total was just over $40. You can easily mitigate the issue by eating before or after your visit. If you're going to the dolphin show, start seating an hour early. The show is usually full 15 minutes after seating begins and it's first come first serve.
  • Not what I expected for the number one rated aquarium in the world. I was really disappointed. As you walk in you feel overwhelmed between the crowd and the lack of clear place to start. We easily finished the aquarium in a few hours although it was overcrowded. There were more people here than expected for a Sunday which diminished the experience since it was hard to get close to see anything. I have been to other aquariums on the East Coast which provide a more well rounded experience and more exhibits/wildlife. Also...beware of buying gift certificates to the cafe online ahead of time. I did this thinking I would save a few dollars and we'd use it over the course of the day as people wanted something. The website doesn't make it clear (unless you click and read the fine print) that the gift certificate must be used in one transaction. I've never seen that happen and that was a huge waste of money.
  • Amazing aquarium. They don't have the breadth of other aquariums, but their main tanks with amazing viewing windows are worth it. The whale sharks and the manta rays swimming by a 30 ft window that goes from the floor to the ceiling is a perfect viewing space. The natural light through the water also helps. The kids also like the underwater tunnel.
  • We heard great things about the aquarium but it didn't live up to the hype. Too many people so you couldn't see anything. We were excited to see the piranha feeding but after waiting for twenty minutes in front of the attraction people began pushing in front of my family and we couldn't see the show which only lasted for twenty minutes. The Pittsburgh aquarium is much better.
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