The Georgia Aquarium houses more than 100,000 individual animals, and the population represents more than 500 animal species. Filled with 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water, it was the world’s largest aquarium when it first opened in 2005.
Local Atlantans and tourists alike love visiting Georgia Aquarium. The stunning facility is huge, and the exhibits often require more than one visit to fully appreciate.
Here are just some of the great attractions that the Georgia Aquarium has to offer you:
Journey with Gentle Giants: One of the aquarium’s most popular offerings, visitors can swim or dive in the Ocean Voyager exhibit next to whale sharks and manta rays. Make sure to book tickets in advance for this one-of-a-kind exhibit!
AT&T Dolphin Tales: Learn all about these graceful and beautiful animals with an incredible performance and story that takes the audience on an exciting, interactive trip across the oceans. While Dolphin Tales is included with general admission, advance reservations are required due to the extreme popularity of the show.
Southwest Tropical Diver: Here is your chance to see several tropical coral reefs, ocean denizens such as sand eels that seem to just pop out from under the sand, sea horses, and jellyfish.
Sun Trust Georgia Exhibit: This exhibit is a hit with the kids and the young at heart because it's a very interactive exhibit. It features touch pools where you can interact with live sting rays, sea stars, horseshoe crabs, and shrimp.
In addition to these special shows, the aquarium is also home to several large habitats that feature the fish of Gray's Reef and a loggerhead sea turtle. You can also find tropical lionfish, or have a conversation with the exhibit's 3-D mascot Deepo.
Visiting the Georgia Aquarium
The is open Sunday through Friday, between the hours of 10am to 5pm. Saturday hours are 9am to 6pm. The aquarium has an adjusted schedule for the months of February, March and April, all available on their official web site.
If you’re staying in the area for more than just a couple days, be sure to visit some other nearby educational attractions, including the CNN Center, the World of Coca-Cola Museum, and the historic Fox Theatre.
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