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. Immerse your family in the underwater world at the 4D Theater or hang out with sea otters!

Schubert's Trout

October 2, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrate the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s 30th anniversary season with a special concert featuring some of Atlanta’s All-Star musicians performing Schubert’s favorite masterpiece along with the original song that inspired the Quintet.

Join us in our main atrium as Pianist Julie Coucheron is joined by violinist Amy Moretti, violist Yinzi Kong, cellist Charae Krueger, and bassist Jonathan Colbert; and tenor Timothy Miller sings the Trout with pianist William Ransom.

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National Reptile Awareness Day

October 21, 2022 12:00am - 11:59pm

Reptiles are one of the most diverse classes of organisms on this planet. They can thrive in habitats such as deserts, forest, oceans, and ponds, but one commonality between them all is that the climate must be warm. Reptiles are cold-blooded animals, meaning they cannot regulate their own body temperature like we do. This is why you commonly see reptiles catching some rays as they bask in the sunlight. Reptiles are one of the more underappreciated animals on this planet, but the more we learn about them, the more we understand how fascinating these creatures really are!

Join us as we explore the world of reptiles, including turtles, snakes, lizards and alligators. Not only are they scaly, but they are spectacular too, with their amazing adaptations that allow them to be found on every continent, except Antarctica. We will have special, hands-on activities for guests of all ages, included with general admission.

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World Jellyfish Day

November 3, 2022 12:00am - 11:59pm

Jellyfish, scientifically known as jellies, are most closely related to corals and sea anemones. However, unlike their counterparts, jellies are planktonic, meaning they drift with the ocean currents rather than attach themselves to a substrate. In fact, jellies are the largest plankton in the sea! They do not have brains, eyes, blood, or bones, so how do these magnificent creatures thrive in our oceans?

Join us as we dive into the life of a jelly, formerly known as jellyfish, and understand how this brainless, eyeless species has been around for over 500 millions years (that’s older than a dinosaur)! We will have special, hands-on activities for guests of all ages, included with general admission.

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Yoga by the Water

November 14, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Break a sweat at the most unique and inspiring fitness studio Atlanta has to offer – Georgia Aquarium!

Yoga by the Water offers yoga classes led by Dancing Dogs Yoga instructors which are designed to challenge students of all experience levels. Sessions take place in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, offering incredible views of manta rays and whale sharks while you challenge your mind and body. If your fitness goal is to become a happier and healthier version of yourself, this is the studio for you!

Tickets are $25 and include a 60-minute class and complimentary parking in Georgia Aquarium’s garage. Doors open at 6:00 pm; class begins at 6:30pm. All proceeds from Yoga by the Water benefit Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives.

 

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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. Sit back and relax in the 4D Theater. Get an exclusive look at our galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour.

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4D Theater

By combining the highest quality 3D high definition projection with special effects, Georgia Aquarium's 4D Theater allows guests to experience the underwater world in a whole new way.
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Behind the Seas Tour

Our Behind the Seas Tour offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
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Beluga Encounter

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the Cold Water Quest gallery, where you'll to get to meet our beluga whales face to face.
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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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Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you're guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and more.
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Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you're guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and 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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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

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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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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Specialty Certifications

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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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Virtual Reality
Step into the Portal!

Step into the VR Portal and be “transported” back in time to see amazing, prehistoric marine life with our state-of-the-art motion-based virtual reality ride.
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Waddle Walk

Don’t be surprised if you see a penguin waddling by the next time you visit Georgia Aquarium, as our trainers lead several African penguins on a daily stroll across the Aquarium’s main Atrium.
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