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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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  • I had the greatest time here. My family and I enjoyed every minute. The staff was so helpful. The customer service was awesome. Everyone was so nice and polite. I will definitely be returning to the G...  more »
  • This aquarium is one of the best in the country. No expense was spared in building it. Their rescue facility is also one of the best. AND, they are getting ready to expand the facility.  more »
  • Had some time to kill while in Atlanta while waiting for our flight. Drove in to the city and went to the Aquarium. It's pricey at $39.95 per person for adults, but if you buy online and arrive betwee...  more »
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  • This place is AMAZING! Such a diversity of animals and habitats! The ocean one with the large display was amazing. The 4-D Sharks movie was really cool. All the animals looked healthy and like there was plenty of room for them. My only hesitation from giving it five stars is the layout. I thought that it seemed very congested. The staff was so informative and patient. You can tell the people there love their jobs!
  • This is the world's most magical aquarium. Awesome place with thousands of animals, fish, dolphin, whales and much more. The whale sharks and mantas are impressive to see. The dolphin show left us with a huge grin on our face. Such a joy to see those animals. The Beluga looked so peaceful. The blue while are so beautiful, very recommended to stop if you are visiting Atlanta. This is a great family outing adventure. Not too expensive either.
  • This is the BEST aquarium I have ever been to. It has an incredible variety of animals and exhibits, and several hands-on learning areas that are great for kids and adults alike. We are frequent visitors, but there is always something new to see or learn. Our favorite exhibit is Deep Sea Voyager - it’s an incredible view of the whale shark, rays, and a multitude of interesting fish. Food is pricey, but we typically eat before we go, so it’s not such a big deal. Highly recommend going at least once!
  • Incredible is the only word. Great for kids and adults alike. Seeing a whale shark in captivity is incredible. I recommend doing the dolphin show. If you’re going for a date night or a quick trip I recommend going for the discounted late night tickets. Younger crowd won’t take as long as a family might and can get through the aquarium in 2-3 hours.
  • Man, this place was awesome. My daughter loves everything water-related, especially sea life. I love it too, to be honest. We saw the dolphin show, and my only wish was that there was more organization for entry and exit. Food was pricy, but that's the tourism business. The exhibits were really informative but also very visually pleasing. Highly recommend visiting. It's quite the experience. (But maybe try visiting during the week.)
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