What’s New This Summer at Georgia Aquarium?

Summertime is almost here, and Georgia Aquarium is your destination for all the fun (out of) the sun with some exciting new announcements. Check out what’s happening below and to plan your visit, head to georgiaaquarium.org.

New Coastal Birds Exhibit Debuts This June

For the first time, Georgia Aquarium will showcase a coastal birds exhibit. Georgia Aquarium’s Dolphin Coast gallery is now the Margaritaville Vacation Club Dolphin Coast and will soon unveil a brand-new habitat featuring scarlet ibises and roseate spoonbills. The new exhibit will invite guests to learn about the importance, diversity, and delicate balance of coastal ecosystems. The exhibit is in the lobby of the Margaritaville Vacation Club Dolphin Coast gallery and is included in general admission. The Aquarium’s daily, trainer-led dolphin presentations will continue to give guests a glimpse into the beauty, athleticism, and intelligence of the common bottlenose dolphin. Dolphin presentations are included in general admission, but guests can purchase preferred, reserved seating to the shows in advance at georgiaaquarium.org.


Sound Waves

Twenty-two nights, one incredible venue! Introducing the Aquarium’s newest summer event – Sound Waves. Every weeknight throughout June, guests can enjoy live music from local Atlanta artists in the Aquarium’s atrium (including Electric Avenue, DJ KIMBER, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, and Georgia Players Guild). Each night will feature its own unique theme with specialty cocktails and small bites for purchase; music will plays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Friday in June.  Sounds Waves is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket.

For a full schedule of performances and to purchase tickets, visit georgiaaquarium.org.


20,000 Beers Under the Sea

Our most popular summer event is back! Celebrate the arrival of summer at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, June 30, by enjoying unlimited beer, hard seltzer and cider samples, a summer inspired buffet dinner, music and over 500 aquatic species. All proceeds benefit Georgia Aquarium’s education programs. Our education programs have enabled countless students experience the magic of the world’s premier aquarium and has allowed us to improve and expand our educational offerings. Tickets will go fast, so visit georgiaaquarium.org for tickets and more information!


Join us this summer to check out some of these amazing events and new additions! To purchase tickets and learn more about these and other upcoming Georgia Aquarium announcements, visit our website.

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4 Amazing Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Georgia Aquarium

Looking for a unique way to spend Mother’s Day with the moms in your life this year? Georgia Aquarium has just what you’re looking for to make the day memorable. Check out the top four ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day at the Western hemisphere’s largest aquarium!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch at Georgia Aquarium | May 14, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Enjoy brunch in the Oceans Ballroom with views of whale sharks, manta rays, and even beluga whales!
  • Full brunch is provided by Georgia Aquarium’s premier on-site caterer, Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Tickets include Aquarium general admission, full brunch menu, cash bar, and live entertainment
  • Reservations will go quickly, purchase your tickets here

2. Meet an animal up close together with one of the Aquarium’s animal encounters. a. Give mom the experience of a lifetime with a variety of animal encounters to choose from! All encounters get you up close with an animal and the opportunity to learn about them from their trainers. Bookings go quickly, so make yours today:

3. Purchase a membership for you and mom to visit all year long. The Aquarium has three membership levels to choose from. This is the perfect gift for the entire family to celebrate!

  • Choose from individual, family (up to 4 members), or Land + Sea memberships
  • All memberships include one year of unlimited admission and discounts throughout the Aquarium

4. Make a donation in their name. Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit that continues its global research work, educational programs, and world-class animal care thanks to visitors like you. Honor the moms in your life with a few different ways to donate:

  • Name a jelly
    • Includes an official naming certificate!
  • Adopt an animal
    • Each adoption kit includes a plush, adoption certificate, species fact card, and a drawstring backpack.
    • Available animals include bottlenose dolphins, green sea turtles, southern sea otters, and whale sharks
  • Name a dolphin theater seat
    • Each named seat includes a plaque on the seat location and an official certificate
  • Make a monetary donation to the Georgia Aquarium Annual Fund
    • Donations can be applied to Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation program, education programs, military programs, or Sponsored Education Admissions programs for Title I students

However you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, Georgia Aquarium has plenty of ways to show you care, whether that’s an animal encounter or an afternoon exploring the galleries together. To purchase tickets to Georgia Aquarium visit georgiaaquarium.org.

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