New Adopt a Dolphin Program

Your adoption supports Georgia Aquarium’s vital education programs including STEM camps,
robotics workshops, teacher professional development and community outreach.

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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

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

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
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+.

  • Camps
    Jun 27 – 1

    Camp H2O
    June Week 4

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

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  • A Netflix Film
    Jun 29

    The Sea Beast – Free With General Admission

    Georgia Aquarium is proud to host THREE private screenings of Netflix’s The Sea Beast...

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  • Camps
    Jul 5 – 8

    Camp H2O
    July Week 1

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

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  • A Netflix Film
    Jul 8

    The Sea Beast – Free With General Admission

    Georgia Aquarium is proud to host THREE private screenings of Netflix’s The Sea Beast...

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  • A Netflix Film
    Jul 9

    The Sea Beast – Free With General Admission

    Georgia Aquarium is proud to host THREE private screenings of Netflix’s The Sea Beast...

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  • Family Events
    Jul 18

    Yoga by the Water

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

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  • Conventions
    Sep 3

    Dragon Con Night

    It’s baaaccccck!  Channel your inner fantasy and join us for the return of Dragon Con Nig...

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  • Camps
    Jun 27 – 1

    Camp H2O
    June Week 4

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

    LEARN MORE
  • A Netflix Film
    Jun 29

    The Sea Beast – Free With General Admission

    Georgia Aquarium is proud to host THREE private screenings of Netflix’s The Sea Beast...

    LEARN MORE
  • Camps
    Jul 5 – 8

    Camp H2O
    July Week 1

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

    LEARN MORE
  • A Netflix Film
    Jul 8

    The Sea Beast – Free With General Admission

    Georgia Aquarium is proud to host THREE private screenings of Netflix’s The Sea Beast...

    LEARN MORE
  • A Netflix Film
    Jul 9

    The Sea Beast – Free With General Admission

    Georgia Aquarium is proud to host THREE private screenings of Netflix’s The Sea Beast...

    LEARN MORE
  • Family Events
    Jul 18

    Yoga by the Water

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

    LEARN MORE
  • Conventions
    Sep 3

    Dragon Con Night

    It’s baaaccccck!  Channel your inner fantasy and join us for the return of Dragon Con Nig...

    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.

Expand Your Horizons,
Connect With Real

Discover a magical place where you can plunge back into something real and reignite the type of soul-quenching curiosity that only comes from being in the presence of true natural wonders. Set sail for a sea of knowledge and learn about real animals you've only searched on Google but never imagined you'd meet in real life, only at Georgia Aquarium.

Giant Puffer

Scientific Name
Tetraodon mbu
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Fact
The giant puffer is one of the few fish known to blink.
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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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Sea Lion Encounter

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

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Dolphin Encounter

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the dolphin theater where you’ll to get to meet our dolphins face to face.

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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