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Georgia Aquarium

Address: 225 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 404-581-4000
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Atlanta CityPass
86%
Ranked #7 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

After waiting hours for an over priced ticket, you are forced to have your picture taken as you enter, wether you want to pay for the picture or not. We expect crowds at a place this popular, but it was literally shoulder to shoulder. At this price for a ticket, there needs to be some kind of crowd control or... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This was my first time visiting this aquarium. It was huge. It had many very interesting features that not only kept my interest but also the interest of my children. It was a super long line to get in but it was worth it. The cashier honored my sons military service even though he wasn't with me they gave us... More 

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Bangkok
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I love Georgia Aquarium more than Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Many species, well-kept facilities, and sweet staff there. I have so much fun!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

With 10 million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium is twice the size of the next nearest competitor, the Shedd in Chicago. Each category of aquatic life has its own dedicated area, with a large food court in the center. If you can manage it, get a Behind-The-Scenes tour - it is amazing to see how a facility operates on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I loved getting to learn more about the fish and getting to learn about the procedures behind the scenes. It was very interesting to know what what into maintaining such a large environment and what was needed to take care of each animal individually. Admission is a little pricey but worth it for the world's largest aquarium. It features 80,000... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I truly enjoyed my experience at the Georgia Aquarium. My primary problem had to do with the crowds and the noise - which perhaps should be expected . . . The exhibits were creative, sometimes a bit dramatic to keep the interest of short attention span children I suppose. I have previously visited the Chattanooga Aquarium where I was much... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We have been to the GA Aquarium before and, as always, it is excellent! The new exhibit for us with the Monsters of the Sea. We were astounded to see the many different types of sea creatures that have been preserved, disected, and displayed to show the internal bio-systems of these sea creatures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I love to enjoy the serenity of the Aquarium and all it has to offer to its visitors, I don't like going when there are tons of people you cant see everything and everyone is in a hurry to get there first, its best to go when they first open or late afternoon when it has cleared out some, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Georgia Aquarium has five groupings of fish, a dolphin area, a dolphin show (although a little cheesy), a 4d show, and a new program they are experimenting where your child gets an iPad to earn badges and get a certificate once completed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. They currently have the playground and former stingray petting area... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Our multigenerational family with grandparents and children from 7-12 years old enjoyed our 3 hour visit to the aquarium during the Thanksgiving weekend holiday. Crowds were minimal upon arrival in the morning but quickly filled up by mid to late morning. Parking decks are abundant in the area and the deal with the Atlanta Citypass makes this a worthwhile visit.... More 

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