Come Face-to-face with Our Arctic Beauties

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Suit up and stand waist-deep in our beluga habitat alongside our beluga whale trainers. You’ll participate in an educational orientation on the biology, conservation, training and care of beluga whales, as well as get tips for a safe and fun experience during the interaction. This program has a very limited schedule and capacity for reservations.

Participants must be at least 60 inches (5’0”) tall and weigh less than or equal to 300 pounds.

Each guest 15 and under must come with a participating adult (one adult per minor required).

All participants must be ticketed for the Interaction.

Guests 17 and under must have a program liability waiver signed and dated by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

You'll Get To...

  • Don a Wet Suit

    The water is cold so a wet suit is a must — but don't worry, we provide equipment, towels, lockers and showers.

  • Learn About Belugas

    We include an educational presentation about belugas, their environment and conservation efforts so you can be their advocates.

  • See Whales Up Close

    Have an intimate, up-close experience with the beluga whales.

Get a Beluga Interaction Sneak Peek

The real highlight of our trip was the Beluga Interaction... IT WAS AMAZING. We got to pet, feed and give basic hand signals to the whales. All of the whales were so inquisitive and lovely.

Je24-uk from Edinburgh

Recent Beluga Interaction Photos

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  • Beluga Interaction 14

Unique Gifts from Georgia Aquarium

Bring the memories home with you! Stop by our gift shop for all your beluga whale gifts or shop online here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I didn’t fill out my waiver for my animal interaction or encounter?
  • Do participants have to wear a mask?
  • My picture was taken by the professional photographers at Georgia Aquarium, how can I find it?
  • If I buy my tickets online, do I need to print them, or is showing the email on my phone is enough?
  • Do I need to reschedule my Animal Encounter if a friend or family member tests positive for Covid 19?
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