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.

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
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"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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Crawf17
Cromwell, New Zealand
"Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
We were stopped on street viewing map when 3 volunteers fro aquarium stopped to assist us and then suggested we also visit aquarium which we did. Some shows to visit and tanks had informative description of fish etc. looks like some major extension underway which will enhance even more.
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ianmantel
Hastings
"Stunning! I wish I could give it more than 5*"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
This has got to be the BEST aquarium in the world. It is stunning. Great layout and easy to move from the central area to each section. Great presentation. Wonderful exhibits. Sea lion show educational, dolphin show entertainment. The HUGE ocean tank with whale sharks and manta rays, we just sat their mesmerised. A great place to visit in Atlanta.
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MiaDeligiannis
Belgrade, Serbia
"Top attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
This was really something amazing. If you are in Atlanta, you shouldn't skip this. Beautifully done aquarium with special design and style for every section. Of course, the most impressive is the biggest aquarium with whale sharks - yes, that's a plural. Nevertheless the pools with seals, otters and other sea creatures are amazing as well.
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Joanne5501
Clarence, New York
"Amazing, amazing, amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
Beyond my expectations! We spent 5 hours at the aquarium and enjoyed every aspect of it. The shows were phenomenal and exhibits so well done. The staff are exceptional and truly show their love for the penguins, dolphins, sea lions, etc.
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mamabearonthego
"We loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019 NEW
The Aquarium website suggests 3-4 hours to see everything... we were there for 6 and loved every minute of it! The Ocean Voyager section featuring the whale sharks and the giant manta rays is by far the most breath taking. It features both a tunnel where you can walk "underwater" and a giant viewing wall. The whale shark talk was very interesting and full of cool facts. Both the dolphin and sea lion show were fun. Be warned that when they say the front rows in the dolphin show are a soak zone that they aren't kidding. My kids in the second row were drenched! So avoid rows 1-5 if you don't wanted to be soaked and rows 6-10 if you don't want to be splashed. The dolphin auditorium is large, but still be sure to get there early for a good seat. My boys also really enjoyed the 4D shark show that's included with your ticket and the hands on Aquanaut Adventure zone. Tickets are pricey and most expensive at the gate. Discounts are available in advance online and Mondays are free for active duty military members. Still, it's well worth the visit. You won't regret 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.