Beluga Interaction Program

Get to know Georgia Aquarium’s beluga whales! In our Beluga Interaction Program, you’ll come face to face with these engaging arctic mammals under the guidance of one of our fantastic animal trainers.

During this unique interaction, you’ll suit up and stand waist-deep in our beluga habitat alongside our beluga whale trainers. This intimate and interactive session allows participants to form emotional connections with these magnificent animals that inspire a greater appreciation for the natural world.

In addition, guests will participate in an educational orientation on the biology, conservation, training and care of beluga whales, as well as tips for a safe and fun experience during the interaction. Through these engaging learning opportunities, we can help educate participants about the threats that face this species in the ocean, and what conservation efforts are being made to protect them.

Beluga Interaction Program has a very limited program schedule and capacity for reservations. For questions concerning availability, please contact the Call Center at 404.581.4000.

Pricing: (does not include general admission)
2018 Members Price
2018 Non-Members Price
2019 Members Price
2019 Non-Members Price

Price includes a souvenir towel and photograph from the interaction.

Age Requirements: While there is not technically a minimum age, all participants must be at least 60 inches tall and weigh less than or equal to 300 pounds. Each guest age 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult (one adult per minor required). Participants under the age of 18 must have a program liability waiver signed and dated by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Special Needs: Guests with special needs must call prior to making a reservation at 404.581.4000. Reasonable special needs accommodations can be supported on a case by case basis with prior notification. Please see our Need to Know page for more information about special needs accommodations.

All participants must bring a bathing suit to wear underneath their wetsuits. Wetsuits will be provided by Georgia Aquarium.

Due to the nature of caring for animals, Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to modify, cancel and/ or reschedule programs without notice. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible.

View the FAQ for more information. 

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