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Animal Fact

Beluga Whale

Scientific Name
Delphinapterus leucas
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Fact
Belugas are sometimes called “sea canaries” due to the extensive variety of sounds they can make!
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Encounters

Try Our Immersive Shark & Ray Interaction

Turn your fear into fascination. Suit up and get in the water with some of our sharks and rays in this animal interaction in our Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery.

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Encounters

Get Up Close With a Sea Lion

Our unique Sea Lion Encounter takes you go behind the scenes to interact with these charismatic animals. Over the course of approximately 30 minutes, you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the California sea lion facility and a special educational presentation on the sea lions, then participate in an exciting sea lion training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers.

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Encounters

Suit Up & Go For a Swim With Whale Sharks

Journey with Gentle Giants swim encounter is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays, and more. You’ll get to swim with a snorkel in the Ocean Voyager exhibit, built by The Home Depot, with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime.

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Encounters

Get Ready to Cage Dive With Fearsome Sharks

This new animal interaction lets you submerge yourself in a shark enthusiast’s dream and venture into the deep with some of our predators of the deep. Take a ride through our new gallery and come face to face with a number of shark species, including the incredible great hammerhead and sand tiger sharks.

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Encounters

Suit Up & Scuba Dive With Whale Sharks

Journey with Gentle Giants dive encounter is the only opportunity in the world where you’re guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of other sea creatures. Suit up to SCUBA dive in the lively waters of the Ocean Voyager exhibit, and have the experience of a lifetime. (SCUBA certification required)

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    Zebra Shark

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    California Sea Lion

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    Whale Shark

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    Sand Tiger Shark

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    Whale Shark

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Whale Shark

Scientific Name
Rhincodon typus
Conservation Status
Endangered
Fact
Whale sharks’ mouths can reach up to 4 feet (1.2 m) across.
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Upcoming Events

Join Us Beneath the Waves

There's always something new happening at Georgia Aquarium. Check out our upcoming virtual and live events for fans, families and 21+.

  • Adults-Only Events
    Dec 2

    Science on Tap

    Science on Tap is back! Georgia Aquarium’s next 21+ science lecture series, Science on Tap...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Dec 3

    Sips Under the Sea – Holiday

    Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at our holiday themed Sips Under the Sea event. Ex...

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  • Workout Events
    Dec 7

    Dance by the Water – Swing

    Looking for something fun to do during the holidays? Grab your favorite dance partner (not n...

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  • Family Events
    Dec 29

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night

    Celebrate Bowl Week at the most unique football event in Atlanta! Georgia Aquarium is offeri...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Dec 31 – 1

    New Years Eve Celebration

    Drop your anchor for the night with YRS at Georgia Aquarium to ring in the New Year at downt...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Dec 2

    Science on Tap

    Science on Tap is back! Georgia Aquarium’s next 21+ science lecture series, Science on Tap...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Dec 3

    Sips Under the Sea – Holiday

    Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at our holiday themed Sips Under the Sea event. Ex...

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  • Workout Events
    Dec 7

    Dance by the Water – Swing

    Looking for something fun to do during the holidays? Grab your favorite dance partner (not n...

    LEARN MORE
  • Family Events
    Dec 29

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night

    Celebrate Bowl Week at the most unique football event in Atlanta! Georgia Aquarium is offeri...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Dec 31 – 1

    New Years Eve Celebration

    Drop your anchor for the night with YRS at Georgia Aquarium to ring in the New Year at downt...

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White Spotted Jelly

Scientific Name
Phyllorhiza punctata
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated
Fact
A large group of jellies is called a smack.

Live From the Aquarium

Need a moment of zen or just a daily dose of cuteness? See what our animals are up to in real-time, from anywhere when you live stream Georgia Aquarium galleries.

‘Tis the SEAson For Do-Good Gifts For Everyone on Your List

You otter check out these gifts—from plushies to exciting aquatic experiences, there’s something for everyone on your list. Do an ocean of good when you give a gift that supports our mission of research, education, and conservation.

Harbor Seal

Scientific Name
Phoca vitulina
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Fact
The harbor seal's whiskers help it detect prey in low light.
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Research & Conservation

African Penguins Are Officially Endangered

African penguin population numbers have dropped 60% in the last 30 years. Georgia Aquarium aids in their fight for survival through breeding programs and partnerships with organizations in their native South Africa, like the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

Find out what we're doing, how we're succeeding, and how you can support our mission.

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How You Can Help

Become a Member to Help Us Make a Difference

Georgia Aquarium membership supports not only African penguin survival but all of the Aquarium’s efforts in aquatic animal research and conservation. Membership and other contributions are critical to continuing our efforts and success in our mission.

Members can take advantage of free general admission, plus discounts on special events, Aquarium programs, products, and more.

There's Plenty of Fun in the Ocean

Make your visit even more memorable and add one of our amazing animal encounters.

All New Beluga Encounter

All New Beluga Encounter

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the Cold Water Quest gallery, where you’ll to get to meet our beluga whales face to face.

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Harbor Seal Encounter

With our unique Harbor Seal Encounter, you’ll go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and enjoy 30 minutes with our seals in their Aquarium home.

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Enjoy Georgia Aquarium at Home

Sit back and enjoy guided virtual tours through Georgia Aquarium’s galleries and behind the scenes areas.

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Ways to Save on Your Georgia Aquarium Visit

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Save With CityPass

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Military Discounts

We are honored to be able to provide special discounts for our active and former military members, veterans and their families.

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Exclusive Hotel Packages

Explore our specially crafted packages to make your trip, staycation, or visit to Atlanta an amazing one.

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