Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA

225 Baker Street NWAtlanta, GA 30313
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$35.95
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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.

Atlanta Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Stella K.
Indian Trail, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place for all ages!"
June 2019 NEW
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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MDC0
Tallahassee, Florida
"Our Grandson loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed the visit with our 10 year old Grandson - he learned a lot and enjoyed all the exhibits and shows. We took the Behind the Seas tour and would recommend it - very interesting to learn how things are done behind the scene.
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hope_fisch
Knoxville, Tennessee
"Beautiful place to visit, excellent first date, just a little crowded."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2019 NEW
The Georgia Aquarium is huge!! I was simply amazed at the size (two stories and quite a few separate areas) and the number of sea creatures they had there. The size of the enclosures themselves was astounding and left me in awe watching the whales, sharks, skates, and rays moving so effortlessly through the expanse of water. The aquarium also has a surprising number of dolphins, alligators/crocodiles, jellyfish, seals and sea lions, otters (so cute!) and penguins, in addition to the other sea creatures you can expect to find in any aquarium. My only complaint is that the aquarium is, not surprisingly, very popular to the point that it can be hard to get a good view when it's too crowded and noisy. Side note for military personnel: Georgia Aquarium does give a discount! While more and more businesses these days are refusing discounts for servicemen and -women, the Aquarium is still on the up and up.
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Maria S
Rochester, New York
"Whalesharks!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2019 NEW
We came for the whalesharks and were not disappointed! We got a Behind the Seas tour and were lucky to see a feeding of the whalesharks which was super special. The rest of the tour was interesting and informative. The aquarium itself is impressive and beautiful. Very nice displays and the kids had a great time.
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Melynda L
Savannah, Georgia
"We loved our visitit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
We went for Thanksgiving. We got a great early morning ticket option that saved us money. There were not a lot of people due to the holiday yet it was such a great family time for us. we had to try there food and it was expensive but was great food.
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AllGreenKim
Columbus, Ohio
"Adult Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
The aquarium is for everyone and a great experience for all. This is not a cheap attraction and you should get the city pass if you are going to be in Atlanta for a few days, seeing attractions. The dolphin show was amazing and if you don't want to get wet, don't sit in the first 10 rows. You can buy food, typical burgers, pizza and chicken fingers. There is a salad bar and other healthy food options, you can sit on the first or second floor to eat. I also notice people buying alcoholic beverages. You probably would want to get the aquarium when it open, to give yourself to see shows and tour the aquarium.
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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.