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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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  • Can't wait until all of this is over so I can bring my family. THis is the nicest aqaurium around. ..  more »
  • As a family we thoroughly enjoyed our 1st visit to the Georgia Aquarium. The shows were good and the aquariums are really good. Would go back again for sure.  more »
  • We had been to many aquariums before but heard this one is a “must do”., and we were not disappointed. So much to see exploring the museum! The sea lion show was entertaining and informative.  more »
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  • The aquarium is great. Our kids had a blast. I had a blast. The whale sharks are amazing and majestic. The manta rays are enormous and beautiful. There are a lot of exhibits. I would definitely recommend being 30-40 minutes early to the dolphin show or you won't get a seat. We barely missed getting seats.
  • This was worth a visit and the cost. I have seen a few shows and movies that were filmed at this aquarium and it was SO cool to be able to see the whale shark exhibit so close in person. It was a beautiful experience and there is nothing quite like it. Their research also speaks to their progressive efforts of sustainability and conservation. I love learning about their rehabilitation of animals in general. Definitely will be going back.
  • Such a beautiful place! The exhibits are huge and set up to accurately represent the natural environment of the organisms living in them. There's this tunnel, completely made of glass, that crosses through one of the largest tanks in the aquarium. Here you can see all different kinds of sharks, fish, and even the whale shark swimming right over your head. It's magical! It's also a great place to take kids, where everyone in the family can have a good time.
  • The exhibits are very clean and educational. Although my daughter was only 1 at the time we visited, she had a great time! There were a lot of things for her to enjoy. The dolphin show was a lot of fun. (Just don't sit in the splash zone if you don't want to get wet!) The tunnel tank was incredible. Walking under manta rays and sharks was really cool. Highly recommend visiting! But go early because it does get busy later in the day.
  • The aquarium was breathtaking! Our favorite parts were watching the Dolphin & Sea Lion performances, walking through and engaging with the interactive and educational wing, and the backstage tour. The performances were amazing. I recommend you get in line early and sit close to the stage for an opportunity to sit in the "splash zones". The stadium seats allows for a great view from any spot so if you're not into getting soaked the higher seats afford a unique opportunity to see all the action across the stage at once and keep dry. (We preferred middle to high seats for viewing the shows.) The interactive play zone is very similar to what you find in a Children's Museum. This area is expansive and can take a good hour to explore and learn. The backstage tour offers a unique looks at how it all works. Some highlights were able to see one our 45 minute tour were the veterinary labs and view the whale sharks feeding in the large tank. Well worth the time and walking. We also seen a special guest because we were there 2 days before Christmas!

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