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 2023 5K

March 11, 2023 8:00am - 11:55pm

The tradition continues starting March 11, 2023

Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns for its sixth 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 for all ages.

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, Commemorative t-shirt, Collectable themed finisher medal, and Georgia Aquarium swag. 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.

New this year, the first 200 Georgia Aquarium Members to register will receive a discounted rate of only $30 per participant.

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Yoga by the Water

April 11, 2023 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. Get an exclusive look at our galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour.

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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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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

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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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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Still Looking for the Perfect Thing to do in the ATL?

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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