There is so much to see and do at the Georgia Aquarium. If you haven’t experienced a day of family fun at the Georgia Aquarium, you are missing out on an amazing experience. We’ve been to many aquariums throughout the years, and so far none compare to the beautiful aquatic displays and the Dolphin Tales show at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s truly a magical place to visit!
The aquarium is conveniently located in Downtown Atlanta, near the beautiful Centennial Olympic Park. There are 5 unique areas to explore: Tropical Diver, Georgia Explorer, Ocean Voyager, River Scout, and Coldwater Quest.
Tropical Diver – Enjoy one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world. Living corals and thousands of colorful reef fish can be seen in a recreation of a tropical Pacific coral reef.
Ocean Voyager – Offers a unique experience, as you walk through an acrylic tunnel or stand in front of a gigantic acrylic viewing window. You will feel like a scuba diver in an endless blue sea. Don’t be surprised if you see a gigantic whale shark or mantas.
Georgia Explorer – This fun interactive experience lets guests touch pools full of horseshoe crabs, sea stars, rays and shrimp. Explore the state’s rivers and coast meeting wildlife like the loggerhead sea turtle and the fish of Gray’s Reef.
River Scout – Discover a wide diversity of animals found in the rivers of Africa, South America, Asia and in Georgia.
Coldwater Quest – My personal favorite exhibit, lets you explore the coldest oceans of the world and see creatures like the Australian weedy sea dragon, beluga whales, giant Pacific octopus and Japanese spider crabs. Learn about how understanding these areas can help us better manage the world’s major fisheries. We spent a lot of time watching the adorable penguins in this area.
The highlight of our trip to the Georgia Aquarium was definitely Dolphin Tales, an action packed show and tribute to the connection between humans and dolphins. Experience exhilarating music, special effects, and mystical dolphins in a show unlike any other and one you will soon not forget. We sat in the third row and got splashed a few times by the dolphins, making it even more exciting.
There is so much to see and do for in a day of family fun at the Georgia Aquarium, that you can easily spend a full day there. Be sure to check out Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow and take advantage of the Mobile Animal Guide on your smart phone. We were very impressed by the food available at Cafe’ Aquaria and found some nice souvenirs in the Aquarium Gift Shop.
This aquarium looks awesome! It’ll definitely be on our list of places to visit if we ever take a road trip down south!
I was actually here before!!!! Years ago on a trip. I didn’t see that awesome dolphin show, though. I love aquariums. You got some great pics.
Mickey Coutts says
Beautiful! I’ll have to take the kids there someday. It looks amazing!
Sarah BB says
I want to take my daughter there. I’ve heard so many great things about the Georgia Aquarium. Many of my Charlotte friends took roads trips down there.
Tiffany Revels-Cruz says
Wow. You’ve got some impressive photos here. Looks like you had a nice day at the Aquarium. Definitely checking it out if I’m eve in Atlanta with the kids.
Caryn B says
We absolutely love the aquarium…your photos are so awesome : ) We sometimes get down to Atlanta when we visit my husband’s family so I’ll keep it in the back of my mind to visit : )
my kids would love to take a trip there, the boy loves turtles
and the little girl loves all
we visited a small one and they were happy as well
Amy G says
Oh! that is some nice pics! I want to be able to experience the Ocean voyager and Tropical Diver!! 🙂
Sandra Beeman says
I feel the same about the Aquarium in our State of CT. Its a beautiful place to spend the day for all, educational and just amazing!!