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.