Why Animal Encounters Matter

Creating Deep Connections Between Human and Marine Life

Georgia Aquarium offers several exciting experiences that educate, engage and create memorable connections between people and animals. Our animal encounters are up-close, multi-sensory experiences that allow guests to enjoy the thrill and awe of ocean-dwelling creatures first hand.

The primary goal of our encounter programs is conservation education. Participants in hands-on encounters not only create memories that last a lifetime, but research indicates that these types of programs are also more likely to increase their interest in conservation-related knowledge and change their attitudes and behaviors long after the encounter is over.

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Animal Encounter FAQs

  • Are encounters safe for the animals?
  • How old do you have to be to participate in an animal encounter?
  • Do I need to sign a waiver to participate?
  • Who leads the animal encounters?

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If you want to support our efforts to educate visitors about the importance of sea life conservation in lasting, meaningful ways, donate to the Georgia Aquarium Annual Fund.

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