SunTrust Pier 225

SunTrust Pier 225 is Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery featuring the charismatic California sea lion! In our Under the Boardwalk sea lion presentation, guests are virtually transported to the coast of California for a close-up look at this incredible species. Guests will have a chance to see the sea lions of Georgia Aquarium in an intimate setting, watch their behaviors and learn more about these amazing marine mammals and their habitat. Trainers will interact with this notably social species of pinniped while educating guests on the dangers they face in their natural environment and key environmental factors that impact them.

In March of 2015, an unusually high number of sea lions pups were stranded on California beaches during an Unusual Mortality Event (UME), a sad phenomenon that is reaching a record-breaking high. Georgia Aquarium has provided a home for two of the rescued pups that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) deemed non-releasable after they stranded multiple times. Recently named by Georgia Aquarium’s fans, Jupiter and Neptune will serve as sea lion ambassadors to educate the public about the challenges these animals face in the oceans, including dwindling food sources. These two pups also join four other rescued sea lions at Georgia Aquarium that were deemed non-releasable.

SunTrust Pier 225 has a maximum capacity of 560, and seating is on a first come first served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to the showtime. 

Showtimes for Under the Boardwalk vary daily. Please view the calendar below to verify.

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