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Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Downtown)
+1 404-581-4000
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Ranked #5 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia,... more » Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. The spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show combines incredible natural animal behaviors with dynamic theatrics, a Broadway-inspired musical score and a compelling story, which together underscore the connection between humans and the animal world. The animated "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow," for all ages, tells an entertaining but important story about conserving and protecting animals and their natural environment. Cafe Aquaria offers delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and delectable desserts. Two gift shops give visitors the chance to take home a treasured collectible. Special animal encounter programs offer the chance to go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with dolphins, sea otters and penguins. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world's largest aquarium habitat (at 6.3 Million gallons), Ocean Voyager built by the Home Depot. And an onsite parking deck immediately adjacent to the aquarium means quick, easy-to-find and affordable parking. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic time here! Went on a Sunday and although it was a bit crowded it was not so bad that it was uncomfortable. Loved every minute of it. Favorites: the whale sharks, sea dragons, sea otters.

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Summerton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were amazed with the aquarium! The staff were so helpful and answered any question my 4 year old had. The whale sharks were so awesome to see!!!! Can't wait to go back. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this attraction even if you have to stand in a long, disorganized line. It was well worth it. The huge aquarium with the whale sharks will have you taking a hundred pictures and walking around in awe. You walk through a tunnel that goes through the aquarium and there are sharks, and fish swimming all around you.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I couldn't believe that in the 4D movie encouraging us to "think" about our contribution to the destruction of the ecosystem in the ocean - they ended the every 30 minute experience by releasing Plastic streamers. The lesson of being conscious and doing our part is certainly not being modef by the Atlanta Aquarium.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Aquarium is just ok, the layout of the place makes it almost impossible to view any of the smaller tanks without pushing people out of the way. There is also no sense of flow in the general arena where people are going at all directions to the different displays. I did enjoy seeing the whale sharks & the Beluga whales.... More

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southgate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

stayed for the sleepover in the aquarium. kids really loved that. the experience of the sleepover is one we probably will never have again, because you cannot top it! the aquarium itself is also awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the GA Aquarium this past weekend and absolutely loved it. Be forewarned, though, and purchase tickets ahead of time - there was a two hour wait just buy them. Also, it would be wise to eat before going - the food lines were extremely long and seating is very, very limited. My children were in awe - as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the best animal viewing experiences of my life. Seeing whale sharks in an aquarium?!! Wow. As well as dolphins and belugas. If you get there at opening, which you should do to beat the crowds, go straight to the dolphin exhibit. Nobody goes their first thing and it is a magical experience to sit down alone with he... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I read a review that said get in early. Advice I am glad I followed. The pace was so full we could not move or see anything after lunch. It was almost impossible to see some of the world class exhibits they have on offer. This did not distract from a great day at a world class at tract ion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The aquarium was a highlight of my visit to Atlanta last year. The layout of the aquarium is great. It is very easy to visit each gallery in order or you can skip around and come back to one you missed or one that you want to see more than once. The tunnel in the Ocean Voyager is beyond magical.... More

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