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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

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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    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+.

  • Family Events
    Mar 9

    Georgia Aquarium 5K

    Presented by Waste Management

    The tradition continues starting March 09, 2024. Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns fo...

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  • Workout Events
    Mar 19

    Wellness by the Water – Sound Bath

    Unwind and relax with a unique sound bath experience led by a healing practitioner and Reiki...

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  • Workout Events
    Apr 2

    Wellness by the Water – Yoga

    Break a sweat at the most unique and inspiring fitness studio Atlanta has to offer – Georg...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Apr 19

    Sips Under the Sea – Decades

    Join us for an unforgettable evening of nostalgia, entertainment, and exploration as we turn...

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  • Workout Events
    Jul 9

    Wellness by the Water – Barre

    Sweat it out with an immersive workout experience. Wellness by the Water – Barre is a...

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  • Family Events
    Mar 9

    Georgia Aquarium 5K

    Presented by Waste Management

    The tradition continues starting March 09, 2024. Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns fo...

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    Mar 19

    Wellness by the Water – Sound Bath

    Unwind and relax with a unique sound bath experience led by a healing practitioner and Reiki...

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    Apr 2

    Wellness by the Water – Yoga

    Break a sweat at the most unique and inspiring fitness studio Atlanta has to offer – Georg...

    LEARN MORE
  • Adults-Only Events
    Apr 19

    Sips Under the Sea – Decades

    Join us for an unforgettable evening of nostalgia, entertainment, and exploration as we turn...

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    Jul 9

    Wellness by the Water – Barre

    Sweat it out with an immersive workout experience. Wellness by the Water – Barre is a...

    LEARN MORE

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Scientific Name
Conservation Status
Group 63
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Research & Conservation

African Penguins Could be Extinct by 2035

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.

NEW: Introducing the Colorful Wonders of Coastal Birds

For the first time ever, Georgia Aquarium is proud to announce a brand-new coastal birds exhibit, featuring roseate spoonbill and scarlet ibis. The Margaritaville Vacation Club Dolphin Coast gallery is now home to these colorful birds and this new habitat is the first of its kind at the Aquarium—featuring both aquatic and arboreal elements. Visit us to learn about the importance, diversity, and delicate balance of coastal ecosystems.

Roseate Spoonbill

Scientific Name
Ajaia ajaja
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Fact
Roseate Spoonbills will use sticks from mangrove trees to build large, deep nests.

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