Accessibility at Georgia Aquarium

In order to serve all of our guests, Georgia Aquarium is committed to providing engaging and interactive experiences for everyone, no matter their ability, so they will have a full aquarium experience.

Strollers are allowed throughout the Aquarium. Complimentary stroller parking is available in the atrium and a stroller check is provided at each theater. However, if possible, a smaller stroller or no stroller is recommended in order to navigate crowded areas more easily.

Wheelchairs are available free of charge with a picture ID at the Main Entrance and Information Desk.

Golf carts are available to transport guests to and from the Aquarium's parking deck.

When parking in the Aquarium's parking deck, you will find accessibility parking available from levels 2 through 5. 

We allow dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities and working dogs in-training inside the Aquarium.

For Guests with Mobility Impairments

  • Accessible touch pool experiences are offered in multiple galleries throughout the Aquarium. If you would like interact with these animals, one of our Georgia Aquarium staff members will be glad to assist you.

  • Look for wheelchair emblems on the floor at designated exhibits for unblocked access to exhibit windows. 

  • Handicapped parking is available on level 2 through level  5 of the parking garage deck near the elevators.  We offer limited spaces to accommodate oversized vehicle (vehicles up to 8 feet, 2 inches) parking available on the first floor. 

For Guests with Visual Impairments

  • Check with a staff member for realistic three dimensional representations of animals found in each of our galleries. 

  • Tactile elements have been added at the education stations in each gallery. 

  • An audio exhibit about beluga whales has been added to the Cold Water Quest gallery. 

  • Staff members are located throughout the galleries to give detailed descriptions of the exhibits. 

  • Tactile wood carvings are available throughout the River Scout gallery to touch

For Guests with Hearing Impairments

A visual script of our cell phone and iPod tours is available at the Information Desk.

Journey with the Gentle Giants Snorkel and SCUBA Dive with Whale Sharks

The entire Dive Immersion Team is certified by the Handicapped Scuba Association as either Divemasters or Instructors. Anyone with or without disabilities who is a certified open water diver is invited to purchase the SCUBA dive, and anyone with or without disabilities desiring to snorkel is invited to purchase the snorkel option. Note: Changing areas have limited accommodations. Please let us know in advance if you have specific needs or if you use mobility equipment.

 

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