A Look At 2024 – Georgia Aquarium Experiences

Plan Your 2024 Trip to Georgia Aquarium: A Look at What’s Ahead

A new year brings exciting new opportunities that promise a year filled with awe-inspiring events, remarkable exhibitions, and unforgettable experiences at Georgia Aquarium. Let’s dive into what’s in store at the Aquarium in 2024 as you plan a year’s worth of visits with your Resident Pass:

Spectacular Sea-sonal Sights:

Experience the excitement of our seasonal events! Every weeknight throughout June, soak up the rhythmic rays of summer Sound Waves Music Series, where live music meets the ocean. Sound Waves is more than live music, with a mission to celebrate local Atlanta artists while you connect with the ocean’s magnificent species.

In October, you don’t want to miss the spine-tingling excitement of Haunted Seas! See as the Aquarium transforms into the site of a spooky shipwreck. This fully immersive experience brings new characters, tales, sights, and trick-or-treats in a one-of-a-kind Aquarium experience you won’t want to miss.

And, of course, there’s no better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than during Holidays at Georgia Aquarium. Experience the magic of the winter season by taking in the sights and sounds of our completely transformed atrium with festive music, winter-inspired projections, daily lighting of our tree, a holiday-themed dolphin presentation, and the best photo-op with Santa in Atlanta! We cannot wait to see you throughout the year at all these spectacular events.

New Year, New Exhibit! – Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek:

Be one of the first to experience our latest exhibit! Opening this summer, our new Explorers Cove is sure to captivate guests of all ages with new hands-on experiences. This new exhibit will feature two expansive, interactive touch pools where guests can engage with sharks, rays, guitarfish, and sturgeon like never before. It will also house a captivating marsh environment for young explorers to experience the wetland ecosystem up close. Finally, guests use immersive technology to create their own species by drawing a digital animal and watch as it swims and interacts on a giant video wall with other animal creations. 

Uncover a new experience, new species, and a new opportunity to learn about the wonders of our world’s aquatic wildlife. Want to be the first to know all the updates on this new exhibit? Be sure to follow our social channels @GeorgiaAquarium and subscribe to our Newsletter for all the latest Aquarium news! 

Dive Into our Reimagined Dolphin Presentation:

This summer, we are excited to unveil our fin-tasticly rejuvenated dolphin presentation! Witness the grace, intelligence, and sheer splendor of these incredible creatures, as they dazzle you with their agility and charm. ‘Destination: Dolphin’ will explore the world of bottlenose dolphins and the pivotal role they play in understanding the health of our world’s oceans. This experience is fully immersive – with upbeat music, lighting, and effects – and a special surprise for those who dare to sit in the soak zone. It’s an experience that’ll leave you in awe of the ocean’s most beloved ambassadors. 

Enhance Your Experience:

No visit is the same at Georgia Aquarium – elevate your adventure by exploring our array of add-on experiences. Go Behind the Seas with an exclusive tour, where you’ll glimpse the inner workings of the Aquarium. Experience the joy of meeting your favorite animal up close and personal during an unforgettable animal encounter. Drink, dine, and dance the night away at our next Sips Under the Sea. Prefer to unwind while surrounded by the soothing sights of the sea? Grab a friend for a Wellness by the Water class and namaste with manta rays. Create selfie-worthy moments and foster a deeper connection with our world’s oceans during your next visit. 

Revitalized River Scout:

Anticipation has been building for the grand reveal of River Scout’s renovation in early spring 2024, where the spotlight will soon shine on the captivating African tigerfish. This revamped freshwater gallery promises an immersive experience, featuring a diverse array of species like Asian small-clawed otters, giant African puffers, and the fearsome piranhas, alongside eel-like Ropefish. As rainforest meets river, experience River Scout revitalized into a vibrant freshwater ecosystem. 

A Downtown Gem: 

Conveniently located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium is the perfect complement to your day out. Whether you’re heading to a sporting event, concert, or exploring other attractions, maximize your visit by adding the Aquarium to your itinerary. Frequent visitor? Pay for a day and come back all year with a 2024 Resident Pass (some blackout dates apply). Planning a weekend getaway? Check out CityPass to save on Atlanta’s top attractions, including Georgia Aquarium. Immerse yourself in the ocean’s wonders and make your day an adventure to remember.


Prepare for a year of wonder, excitement, and unparalleled experiences at Georgia Aquarium. Become stewards of our world’s precious ocean while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Your next adventure awaits at Georgia Aquarium! What will you discover?

All of these exciting enhancements are included in your general admission ticket or Resident Pass.

Georgia Aquarium Unveils Several New Experiences Coming in 2024

Georgia Aquarium, renowned as the largest aquarium in the United States and a premier attraction in Atlanta, is set to captivate visitors with a new hands-on experience opening this summer. The new Explorers Cove promises an interactive experience that combines expansive touch pools and immersive technology that will give guests an opportunity to be up close with some animals like never before.


Opening this summer, the all-new experience will feature two interactive touch pools where guests can respectfully engage with sharks, rays, guitarfish, and sturgeon.  Then, young explorers can take a journey through a marsh environment and experience the wetland ecosystem up close.  In addition, guests can create their own species by drawing a digital animal and watch as it swims and interacts on a giant video wall with other newly created animals.


Also debuting this summer will be a new dolphin presentation promising a spectacular and awe-inspiring experience for audiences of all ages. Destination: Dolphin will explore the vast world of the bottlenose dolphin and the pivotal role it plays in understanding the health of our planet’s shared ecosystem.  The 1,800-person theater will come alive with upbeat music, lighting, and effects – and a very immersive experience for those who dare to sit in the soak zone.


“As we dive into the new year, we are thrilled to unveil several new experiences to elevate everyone’s visit,” said Georgia Aquarium’s chief marketing and experience officer, Dan Dipiazzo. “Georgia Aquarium is always changing, and if you haven’t been here in a while, this is definitely the year to visit.”


The Aquarium’s freshwater gallery, River Scout, is in the final stages of renovation and will debut African tigerfish. Guests can immerse themselves with other unique animals from various freshwater regions like Asian small-clawed otters, giant African puffer, piranhas, as well as a group of peculiar eel-like species called Ropefish. The rainforest meets river experience will complete its renovation in early spring.


Additionally, the Aquarium is elevating the visitor experience with the recent opening of a two-story café. The new Coastline Café includes spacious seating areas next to large windows overlooking downtown Atlanta. The café features a digital ordering system with an updated menu including grain bowls, sandwiches, pizza, desserts, and more. The Aquarium experience continues in the café with a cutting-edge projection mapping experience featuring sea creatures swimming besides guests as they dine.


Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of Georgia Aquarium’s best ticket deal of the year, the Resident Pass, on sale until January 31, 2024. A Resident Pass gives guests all-year access to every gallery and seasonal activities like the Sound Waves Music Series, Haunted Seas, and Holidays at Georgia Aquarium—all for the price of a single general admission ticket. The Resident Pass is now available to guests that reside outside of the state of Georgia and is perfect for residents of neighboring states like Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This deal ends soon, but the benefits extend all year.


Stay tuned to Georgia Aquarium’s social media and website for updates on all these exciting new offerings coming this summer.

Is Georgia Aquarium’s Resident Pass for You?

Unlock a Year of Wonder with Georgia Aquarium’s Resident Pass

Is Georgia Aquarium’s Resident Pass for You?Value Beyond Compare:

Georgia Aquarium’s Resident Pass isn’t just a ticket—it’s a key to unlocking a world of aquatic wonders. Pay for a day and enjoy unlimited access for an entire year*! Embrace the magic of seasonal events, exhibits, and unforgettable experiences. With only a few blackout dates, this pass offers limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in all that Georgia Aquarium has to offer. This is an exceptional value for aquatic enthusiasts and families alike.

*Blackout dates apply

Is Georgia Aquarium’s Resident Pass for You? 1Supporting a Noble Cause: 

Did you know Georgia Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? Your support through the Resident Pass directly contributes to our mission of education, conservation, and research. Every visit helps fund our operations and vital programs dedicated to the well-being of marine life, preservation of habitats, and fostering a deeper understanding of our oceans. By choosing the Resident Pass, you become an essential part of our commitment to a sustainable future.

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Endless Adventures Await:

Let’s recap the extraordinary offerings awaiting you with the Resident Pass:

  • Explore a stunning array of exhibits spanning eight incredible galleries, each a window into diverse marine habitats and species.
  • Witness captivating animal presentations that showcase the intelligence, agility, and grace of our resident dolphins and sea lions.
  • Become stewards of the ocean as you learn about our thousands of unique animal species, and how each contributes to the health and vibrancy of our world’s ecosystem.

From the vibrant marvels of the Tropical Diver coral wall to the breathtaking grandeur of Ocean Voyager, the Resident Pass unlocks access to a world-class Aquarium experience. With so much to experience, it’ll keep you coming back again and again – and it’s all included in your Resident Pass!

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Looking for More? Consider Membership:

Want to elevate your experience even further? Explore our membership tiers, offering exclusive perks and benefits tailored to passionate aquatic enthusiasts. Membership opens the door to additional privileges, discounts, and special event access. Providing an even more immersive and enriching journey into the wonders of Georgia Aquarium. With three unique membership tiers, there is a perfect fit for every family and individual. Resident Pass holders can upgrade to a membership at any time. Plus, if you were a 2023 Resident Pass holder, you can save even more on your annual membership and receive a 20% discount when upgrading! 


Join us at Georgia Aquarium and embark on a year-long adventure filled with exploration, education, and appreciation for the incredible diversity of our oceans. With the Resident Pass, you’re not just gaining access to a premier attraction, you’re becoming an integral part of our mission to protect and celebrate marine life. Dive in today and let us make your next visit the first of many!


Georgia Aquarium Releases Fall Bounce Pass Ahead of Holiday Season

Georgia Aquarium is launching a brand-new Fall Bounce Pass as a seasonal offer for all guests. The pass provides unlimited general admission to the Aquarium through the remainder of 2023, until December 31, for the same price as a one-day ticket.

The Fall Bounce Pass is only available for purchase through Tuesday, October 31, online at georgiaaquarium.org. There are no residency restrictions, so all guests can purchase a single pass for $47.99 plus tax, the same price as a single-day ticket.

This Fall Bounce Pass is a special seasonal perk for Georgia Aquarium’s guests. This pass will give visitors unlimited access to the Aquarium’s eight galleries featuring over 11 million gallons of water and home to thousands of animals, including whale sharks, manta rays, rescued southern sea otters, hammerheads, beluga whales, and many more. During the holiday season, guests will also get to enjoy special theming throughout the Aquarium, including ‘Haunted Seas at Georgia Aquarium’ this Halloween season and ‘Holidays at Georgia Aquarium’ coming this winter. The Fall Bounce Pass is the perfect way for guests to experience all Georgia Aquarium has to offer for the holidays at an unbeatable value. The Aquarium also offers two animal presentations that showcase sea lions’ and dolphins’ unique behaviors and training techniques; these performances will also be specially curated for the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to take advantage of this special pass offer.

“The holidays are a special time at Georgia Aquarium. We have numerous events and surprises planned over the next few months that will allow our guests to experience the Aquarium in a way they never have before,” said Dan Dipiazzo, chief marketing officer at Georgia Aquarium.  “We are excited to offer this new pass as an opportunity for guests and their families to visit the Aquarium throughout the rest of 2023 and experience all we have to offer for the price of just one visit.”

For guests looking for an upgraded experience, the Aquarium offers several membership options that provide 12 months of unlimited access to the Aquarium and discounts on parking, animal encounters, events, and additional tickets. Guests can also add on to their visit with Georgia Aquarium experiences and encounters. Take a look behind the scenes at some of the Aquarium’s most popular exhibits during a Behind the Seas Tour. Get up-close and personal with African penguins, sea otters, belugas, and some of your favorite animals at Georgia Aquarium during an animal encounter; or get in the water with whale sharks and manta rays in our Journey with Gentle Giants Swim or Dive. Proceeds from Fall Bounce Pass purchases, memberships, encounters, and tickets all contribute to Georgia Aquarium’s initiatives, giving the Aquarium the continued ability to provide educational experiences to guests conduct research on species like whale sharks, and aid animals in need of a home or rescue.

Fall Bounce Pass holders will receive unlimited visitation to Georgia Aquarium for the remainder of 2023, ending on December 31. This pass is subject to blackout dates listed on the website. Passholders will be required to make a reservation before each visit, which can be done by logging into their account at georgiaaquarium.org. The Fall Bounce Pass is only available for a limited time. For more information, visit georgiaaquarium.org/fall-bounce-pass.

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Get the Most from Your Georgia Aquarium Membership

Are you already a Georgia Aquarium member? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all your benefits! Have you been thinking about becoming an Aquarium member, but need to know more before you dive in? We are here to help!

Members enjoy discounts on admission, tours, parking, and much more. Learn more about our memberships and all the perks you’ll receive below:

Membership Perks

All memberships include:

    • One full year of membership from the date of purchase.
    • A digital member ID card as well as a physical member card if preferred
    • Unlimited entry 365 day a year; no blackout dates!
    • A 10% discount on additional General Admission tickets
    • Exclusive member-only discounts on events, birthday parties, camps, and more
    • 10% off Coastline Cafe snacks, beverages, and meals
    • Discounts on Georgia Aquarium programs and animal encounters
    • 10% off gift shop purchases
    • $5 parking discount – Members pay $15 for parking (General parking rate is $20)
    • Free access to members-only events
    • All membership levels are tax deductible *Georgia Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization


Membership Options

All membership levels include the great perks listed above!


Pays for itself after only two visits! Give yourself the gift of unlimited visits to Georgia Aquarium for a whole year.


Includes two free guest tickets! Up to four memberships are included.

Land & Sea

Georgia Aquarium- Includes up to four memberships as well as two free, one-time-use general admission tickets.  Zoo Atlanta – Includes up to three adults and four children under the age of 18, as well as one free single day admission ticket.


Give the Gift of Membership

Give a gift that keeps giving all year long. Gift memberships include all member benefits and can be emailed or mailed. Gift memberships can be activated by the recipient at any time.


Ways to Save on Your Membership Purchase

Military Discount

As a thank you for the extraordinary sacrifices our military, veterans, and their families make to serve this great country, we’re honored to offer all current and former members of the United States Armed Forces 20% off Individual and Family Memberships


Teacher Discount

Teachers carry the torch of knowledge for current generations and those to come. As an educational institution, Georgia Aquarium recognizes that impact and would like to thank you by offering all educators 20% off Individual and Family Memberships


Upgrade Your Ticket

Upgrade from a day of fun to a whole year of adventure! We give guests the option to upgrade their general admission ticket to a membership (within 60 days of original purchase). Simply take your ticket or order number and contact us by visiting our Member Services desk, email us at ambassadorteam@georgiaaquarium.org or call our membership team at 404-581-4000.


Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. Your membership not only helps maintain our in-house research efforts, but also helps Georgia Aquarium continue education programs, advanced animal care, and global research.


For more information on our memberships and how to purchase, please visit our membership page.

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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 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 for 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, enjoy live music from local Atlanta artists in the Aquarium’s atrium. Artists include; Electric Avenue, DJ KIMBER, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, and Georgia Players Guild. Each night will feature a unique theme with specialty cocktails and small bites for purchase. Music will play 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 to 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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