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Animal Fact

Common Bottlenose Dolphin

Scientific Name
Tursiops truncatus
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Fact
Bottlenose dolphins do not have a sense of smell.
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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

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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    Sand Tiger Shark

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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
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+.

  • Adults-Only Events
    Feb 10

    Sips Under the Sea – Valentine’s Day

    Love is in the air, or water, as we say. Join us for Sips Under the Sea: Valentine’s Day,...

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  • Workout Events
    Feb 14

    Dance by the Water

    Roses are red, The ocean is blue, Get out of your seat, Put on your dancing shoes Join us fo...

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  • Workout Events
    Feb 15 – 22

    CHEERSPORT 2023

    2023 Cheersport Days: February 15 – February 22 THREE CHEERS FOR FUN! Georgia Aquarium...

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  • Family Events
    Mar 11

    Georgia Aquarium 2023 5K

    The tradition continues starting March 11, 2023 Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns for...

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  • Educational
    Mar 14

    Tuesdays in the Field – Marine Mammal Madness

    What do sea otters​, dolphins, and seals all have in common? They are all marine mammals....

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Mar 17

    Sips Under the Sea – Gold and Green

    Get ready to shamrock & roll at our Sips Under the Sea: Gold and Green, exclusively for...

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  • Workout Events
    Mar 27

    Unwind 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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  • Family Events
    Apr 11

    Yoga by the Water

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

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  • Workout Events
    May 16

    Breathe by the Water

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience led by the certified breathwork facilitator from A B...

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  • Adults-Only Events
    Feb 10

    Sips Under the Sea – Valentine’s Day

    Love is in the air, or water, as we say. Join us for Sips Under the Sea: Valentine’s Day,...

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    Feb 14

    Dance by the Water

    Roses are red, The ocean is blue, Get out of your seat, Put on your dancing shoes Join us fo...

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    Feb 15 – 22

    CHEERSPORT 2023

    2023 Cheersport Days: February 15 – February 22 THREE CHEERS FOR FUN! Georgia Aquarium...

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  • Family Events
    Mar 11

    Georgia Aquarium 2023 5K

    The tradition continues starting March 11, 2023 Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns for...

    LEARN MORE
  • Educational
    Mar 14

    Tuesdays in the Field – Marine Mammal Madness

    What do sea otters​, dolphins, and seals all have in common? They are all marine mammals....

    LEARN MORE
  • Adults-Only Events
    Mar 17

    Sips Under the Sea – Gold and Green

    Get ready to shamrock & roll at our Sips Under the Sea: Gold and Green, exclusively for...

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    Mar 27

    Unwind by the Water – Sound Bath

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

    LEARN MORE
  • Family Events
    Apr 11

    Yoga by the Water

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

    LEARN MORE
  • Workout Events
    May 16

    Breathe by the Water

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience led by the certified breathwork facilitator from A B...

    LEARN MORE

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.

Shop Unique Gifts Ideas

Give a gift of wonder, excitement, and aquatic education with something special from Georgia Aquarium. Our unique gift guide features our favorite picks – perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. 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.

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Shark Cage Dive

Don a wetsuit and venture into the deep with some of our most fearsome sharks in our Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery.

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Sea Lion Encounter

In our unique Sea Lion Encounter, you can go behind the scenes and interact with these charismatic animals.

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 44% 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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