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Animal Fact

African Penguin

Scientific Name
Spheniscus demersus
Conservation Status
Endangered
Fact
African penguins molt once a year. During this time, they lose all of their feathers and grow a new set.
Summer Camps/Youth Groups
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Encounters

Try the All-New, 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 newest 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 Lions Up Close program offers an exclusive, up close, and personal session with California sea lions in a safe, socially distant environment. You’ll learn more about these charismatic animals and the Aquarium’s rescue, research, and conservation initiatives. Plus, you'll get to watch a training session and get a socially distant selfie with a sea lion.

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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
Every whale shark has a unique spot pattern.
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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
    Apr 13

    Storytime – The Pout-Pout Fish

    Storytime with Georgia Aquarium provides a fun and interactive learning environment for chi...

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  • Educational
    Apr 28

    Aquatic Activities: Tech to Protect afternoon session

    Aquatic activities is a specialized interactive live experience led by Georgia Aquarium educ...

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  • Family Events
    May 4

    Yoga by the Water

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

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  • Adults-Only Events
    May 7

    Sips – Y2K

    It’s throwback night at Georgia Aquarium! Join us for extended hours, exclusively for our...

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  • Camps
    Jun 7 – 11

    Camp H2O – Week 1

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jun 14 – 18

    Camp H2O – Week 2

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jun 21 – 25

    Camp H2O – Week 3

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jun 28 – 2

    Camp H2O – Week 4

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jul 5 – 9

    Camp H2O – Week 5

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Family Events
    Apr 13

    Storytime – The Pout-Pout Fish

    Storytime with Georgia Aquarium provides a fun and interactive learning environment for chi...

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  • Educational
    Apr 28

    Aquatic Activities: Tech to Protect afternoon session

    Aquatic activities is a specialized interactive live experience led by Georgia Aquarium educ...

    LEARN MORE
  • Family Events
    May 4

    Yoga by the Water

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

    LEARN MORE
  • Adults-Only Events
    May 7

    Sips – Y2K

    It’s throwback night at Georgia Aquarium! Join us for extended hours, exclusively for our...

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  • Camps
    Jun 7 – 11

    Camp H2O – Week 1

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jun 14 – 18

    Camp H2O – Week 2

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jun 21 – 25

    Camp H2O – Week 3

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jun 28 – 2

    Camp H2O – Week 4

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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  • Camps
    Jul 5 – 9

    Camp H2O – Week 5

    Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover inter...

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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.

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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

Check out some new and upcoming things to do for ocean lovers and animal fans alike.

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Sips Under the Sea - Y2K

Explore our galleries in a quiet, socially-distanced, extended hours event—exclusively for our 21+ guests! Capacity is limited so get your tickets today.

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Behind the Seas Tour

Go behind the galleries and beneath the waves to see how it all works and get a first-hand look at some of the important work going on at the Aquarium.

Book a Virtual Guided Tour

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

Spend less, Experience more! Save 45% on Atlanta’s top 5 attractions including Georgia Aquarium.

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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.

Get an Original Painting by Our Animal Artists

Our playful and curious animals have been busy creating masterpieces. The artists-in-residence include dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, and penguins. Each purchase supports the Aquarium's research, awareness, and conservation efforts. Order yours today!

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Animal Fact

Common Bottlenose Dolphin

Scientific Name
Tursiops truncatus
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Fact
Bottlenose dolphins shed their outer skin every 2 hours.

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