My young family drove down to Atlanta for the aquarium. We stayed the night in the Hilton Garden Inn (literally right across the street). We woke up early Saturday, crossed the road, and walked right in. The place is HUGE! It was already pretty busy when we arrived, and as we all know, crowds are not very polite. However, we pushed our way through the wheel-and-spoke facility, awed by the colors and sizes and types of various fish/sharks/amphibians (the whale sharks and manta rays are AWESOME!). We stopped by the Disney-knock off show about Deepo, which my two year old thought was too scary, and also saw the Dolphin Tales show. Dolphin Tales made the entire trek to Atlanta worth the frustration. By the time we started getting ready to leave, the place was absolutely packed. It was nearly impossible to see any of the exhibits by 3:00 PM local time...there were SO many people. When we walked outside, the line at the entrance was wrapped nearly around the entire building. All in all, a fantastic experience...just be ready for the crowd!