Kids Have All the Fun at Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium has a host of fun, family-friendly things to do with your kids. From toddlers to teens, we’re sure your family will discover activities they love! Spend your day making friends with penguins, dolphins, beluga whales, and other amazing marine creatures.

Georgia Aquarium 5K

Presented by Waste Management

March 9, 2024 8:00am - 12:00pm

The tradition continues starting March 09, 2024.

Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns for its seventh year. Starting and finishing at one of the most recognizable landmarks in downtown Atlanta, this Peachtree Qualifier 3.1-mile course is a quick “out and back” run/jog/walk returns – recommended for ages 8 and up.

Can’t make it downtown? There’s a virtual option just for you! No matter where you live, we want you to run for the ocean.

Whether your motivation is running your first 5K, getting back in shape, preparing for the Peachtree Road Race or a longer distance race, by participating you’ll make an impact on aquatic animal conservation.

All participants will receive a runner’s bib, drawstring bag, commemorative t-shirt and collectable themed finisher medal. All proceeds for the 5K go toward the Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives here at home and across the globe. This furthers the understanding of the ocean’s animals to aid in their survival for generations to come.

The first 200 Georgia Aquarium Members to register will receive a discounted rate of only $30 per participant.

Interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Erin Burnett, eburnett@georgiaaquarium.org for more information.

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Atlanta Science Festival

March 16, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Curious about what Georgia Aquarium is doing to save our seas? Dive into the world of marine research and conservation to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a marine conservationist.

As a leader in ocean conservation, Georgia Aquarium will be hosting a presentation focusing on different conservation projects, from protecting our coral reefs to the reestablishment of zebra sharks to protecting key species. Explore threats facing our environment through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities based on Aquarium-wide initiatives.

Led by our Environmental Educators, experience unique hands-on activities while discovering more about Georgia Aquarium’s current research and conservation efforts.

Please Note: Event does not include Aquarium admission or parking.

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Explore Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Hours of operation vary, so please check our calendar to verify our hours before visiting. Buy tickets online to save money and skip long lines.

Don’t miss the magnificent Dolphin Presentation where you can see the grace and athleticism of these playful marine mammals. Get an exclusive look at our galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour.

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All-new TV Series "The Aquarium" Episode 1

Behind the Seas Tour: Dive Deeper

Our Behind the Seas Tour offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
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Behind the Seas Tour: Dive Deeper

Behind the Seas Tour: Explore the Surface

Our Behind the Seas Tour offers a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
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Behind the Seas Tour: Explore the Surface

Dolphin Encounter

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the dolphin theater where you'll to get to meet our dolphins face to face.
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Dolphin Presentation

Dive into the world of dolphins during our awe-inspiring and educational dolphin presentation. Known for their agility and playful social behavior, our dolphins are a must-see at Georgia Aquarium!
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Harbor Seal Encounter

With our unique Harbor Seal Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and enjoy some time with our seals in their Aquarium home.
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Seal Encounter

Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive

Immerse Yourself with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays & More
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Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you’re guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more.
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Penguin Encounter

Go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery for an up-close-and-personal penguin encounter.
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Sea Lion Encounter

With our unique Seal Lion Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes and enjoy 30 minutes with our seal lions in their Aquarium home.
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California Sea Lion Webcam

Sea Otter Encounter

In our unique Sea Otter Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes of the Cold Water Quest gallery and interact with these charismatic animals for more than 30 minutes.
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Shark & Ray Interaction

Suit up and get in the water with some of our sharks and rays in this animal interaction in our Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery.
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Shark & Ray Interaction

Sleep Under the Sea

Join us for an exciting night of adventure and exploration! Georgia Aquarium offers sleepovers for families, youth groups, schools, companies, and more.
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The Megalodon Shark (Otodus Megalodon)

The megalodon shark (Otodus megalodon) is an extinct species thought to have lived between 23 million and 2 million years ago, and scientists believe they grew up to 50 feet (15m) in length.
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Under the Boardwalk

Truist Pier 225’s live presentation, Under the Boardwalk, features Georgia Aquarium's incredible California sea lions.
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Under the Boardwalk

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The Georgia Aquarium hosts various events year round. If you’re looking for the top things to do in Atlanta, be sure to add a Georgia Aquarium event to your list. There’s a little bit of magic for everyone.

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