People watching fish at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, USA
People watching fish at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, USA

Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St. NW, Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia, 30313

The Basics

General admission tickets include access to seven galleries, including a dolphin show, a sea otter habitat, and a tank with manta rays and whale sharks. One of the newest exhibits—SHARKS! Predators of the Deep—allows you to get close to a variety of different shark species. Specialty experiences such as a behind-the-scenes Georgia Aquarium tour and Sleepover Under the Sea are big hits with kids.

Because the Georgia Aquarium is one of the most popular activities in Atlanta, it’s best to arrive early and book your Georgia Aquarium tickets in advance. If you plan to visit multiple attractions, consider buying an Atlanta CityPASS. These passes include general admission to the aquarium and to other top area attractions such as the World of Coca-Cola and Zoo Atlanta.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There are restrooms and a restaurant onsite.

  • Plan to spend roughly three to four hours visiting the aquarium.

  • Active military personnel receive a discount with ID, plus free admission days.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair accessible and provides experiences for guests with visual and hearing impairments.

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How to Get There

The Georgia Aquarium is located by Centennial Olympic Park. You can get there by taking a MARTA bus, or by walking 10 to 15 minutes from any MARTA train line. If you’re driving, there are parking decks available for a fee.

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When to Get There

The Georgia Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Hours change regularly with seasons and special events, so check the website for the most up-to-date information. No matter when you go, be sure to arrive early to avoid crowds.

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Fauna to Fawn Over

Key animals to look out for at the aquarium include beluga whales, sea lions, African penguins, and a coral reef with tropical fish. Animal lovers should sign up for a guided Behind the Seas tour, which provides more insight into marine life than you might get on your own.

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