Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA

225 Baker Street NWAtlanta, GA 30313
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Overview

Discover more than tens of thousands of marine animals at the world’s second-largest aquarium. At the Georgia Aquarium, you’ll encounter everything from sea lions to sea otters, penguins to tropical fish. Dive under the sea with interactive exhibits, shows, and programs. While you’re there, take advantage of free WiFi, use the attraction’s app to guide your visit, or grab a bite to eat at Cafe Aquaria.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Atlanta Travel Experts
  • Download the Georgia Aquarium app for aquarium maps, information, and daily schedules.
  • Dine at Cafe Aquaria or Seaside Delights during your visit.
  • Parking is available on-site for an additional fee.
  • It takes approximately 3-4 hours to explore the entire aquarium.
  • Make time for the aquatic shows and programs throughout the day.

Description

from Georgia Aquarium
Experience the world beneath the waves at one of the world's largest aquariums - the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Get an up-close look at exotic marine life, learn about aquatic habitats, and explore one of the most diverse examples of oceanic life in the world.

Tens of thousands of animals in over 10 million gallons of water call Georgia Aquarium home. See them for yourself through some of the largest viewing windows in the world.

Here are a few things to expect when you visit the Aquarium:

• Tickets are only available online
• Tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit
• Time blocks for visits
• Temperature scans upon entry
• Masks are strongly encouraged
• You must use the Luckie Street entrance for the parking deck
• The Ivan Allen entrance is not accessible for vehicles or pedestrians

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Stella K.
Indian Trail, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place for all ages!"
June 2019
We so enjoyed the Aquarium - well thought out lay out. Great variety to see. the 4D theatre was wonderful, we saw both shows. We stayed nearby so it was a short walk.
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Tip: We saw long lines for parking on Saturday but Sunday was line free.

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Cathy Mason-Jordan
MCDONOUGH, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A wonderful experience with my brother and husband"
May 2019
My husband and I were hosting my brother at our new home for the first time. We wanted to give him an outstanding experience. My husband thought of the aquarium-we'd been wanting to go. I found the tickets on Tripster at a much lower price than my normal "go to" (starts with a G) so I bought them! Not only did we get in at a lower price, we got to skip the ticket lines (the other site would have required us to take vouchers to the ticket booth for redemption)! It was an AMAZING visit! Although it is a busy place ,the aquarium is huge with lots of exhibits and things to do. My brother was very impressed, saying it was much better than the aquarium where he lives in Ohio. We were able to provide a memorable experience for my brother without breaking the bank! Thanks!
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Tip: 1. Be prepared to spend at least a few hours to fully enjoy it. 2. You can't bring in outside food or drinks. They do have them inside. 3. No flash photography.

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qiana wright
augusta, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good experience"
May 2019
Purchased tickets quick and easy! Georgia aquarium was awesome!! Thanks tripster
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harri1856
Savannah, Georgia
"No social distancing"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2020 NEW
Got a bunch of info early on from the Georgia aquarium about their policies during coronavirus. They had every other parking space blocked off. They checked people’s temps walking in and required masks. Once inside though it was packed. It was a free for all with NO social distancing even with the reservation time slots. Other than that, it was a nice place to take our young child. One of the aquarium staff that was tending to the penguins even took one and brought it right up to my one year old on the other side of the glass which was really cool. We’d come back again, however if I knew what it was going to be like during current coronavirus times, I would not have gone.
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W9353HZamandam
Booneville, Mississippi
"Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2020 NEW
The tanks were huge and the view was amazing. We loved walking around. The agosto have a dolphin presentation that is free but you just need to reserve ahead for a head count. Highly recommend
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juliebfromindy
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Fantastic whale sharks and belugas!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2020 NEW
Aquarium is open limited capacity and parking. They temperature test you before you enter and you must wear a mask. You must purchase your timed entry online. Once in aquarium you will enjoy easy viewing with hardly anyone in your way. It was fantastic! Loved the baby beluga!! The whale sharks are so majestic and beautiful. They do offer food (packaged sandwiches, chips and beverage) for $15. Gift shops are open. They were not doing the penguin parade while we were there.
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imitheos92
Leyte Island, Philippines
"Educational"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 05, 2020 NEW
I specifically enjoyed the penguin area since it was my first time seeing one. The place is huge and I think they already opened the shark tank (under construction when we visited). Educational especially for the kids since they have an interactive area where they can touch the starfish.
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Acupau27
Miramar, Florida
"Wonderful place to visit as a family!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2020 NEW
They have done a great effort to let people enjoy safely while keeping social distance. There are signs everywhere, and wonderful spots to take pictures. A limited amount of people are allowed at a time, and we were there for three hours, but we could see everything and even go twice to our favorite attractions. Employees are very friendly and knowledgeable. Pay the parking in advance because it is worth it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Georgia Aquarium

What can I bring into the aquarium?
There is no outside food, beverage or gum permitted inside the Aquarium. Also, guns, knives, lighters, and matches are not permitted inside. Pets are not allowed. Only guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities and working dogs in training are permitted inside the Aquarium.

Is parking available?
Yes. The official Georgia Aquarium parking deck located at 357 Luckie Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30313 has entrances located on Luckie Street and Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

What are the hours of operation?
The Georgia Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Hours vary.

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Seasonal events may cause the aquarium’s hours of operation to change. The last ticket sold and entry is 30 minutes prior to closing.

Does the Georgia Aquarium have security?
Yes. Everyone visiting the Aquarium MUST go through security located outside the Aquarium. Security is your very first stop upon arrival at Georgia Aquarium. Keep in mind that NO guns, knives or lighters are allowed inside Georgia Aquarium. Outside food, beverage, and gum are also not allowed in the Aquarium. Security will confiscate these items.

How can I find out about the shows or programs happening at the Georgia Aquarium?
Prior to your visit, download the aquarium’s smartphone app. Or, ask a staff member upon arrival to the aquarium.

How long should I expect to spend in the aquarium?
Visitors spend on average 3-4 hours exploring the aquarium.

Do I need to arrive early for the aquarium shows?
We recommend getting in line for your show of choice at least 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Can I bring my own food and beverages into the aquarium?
No. This is strictly prohibited.

Does the aquarium have dining options?
Yes. Guests may purchase food and drinks from Cafe Aquaria and Seaside Delights.

Can I bring a stroller?
Yes. Complimentary stroller parking is available in the atrium and a stroller check is provided at each theater. However, if possible, a smaller stroller or no stroller is recommended in order to navigate crowded areas more easily. Strollers are not available for rent.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes. However, please be respectful of other guests and the animals and do not use flash photography.