The Iciest Waters in the Aquarium
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Cold ocean waters teem with fish and marine mammals, just as they do in Cold Water Quest. Beneath our waves, curious animals like Australian weedy sea dragons, garibaldi damselfish and Japanese spider crabs hang among rocky ledges and kelp forests. This gallery is home to some of the world’s coldest ocean animals including sea otters, penguins and more.
Our Southern sea otter exhibit in Cold Water Quest has doubled in size! It now includes a deck to view trainer and animal interactions, as well as a “sneak peek” window that shows a behind-the-scenes look at this elaborate exhibit. The African penguin exhibit features more than 25 nesting areas that are integrated into naturalistic rockwork. This exhibit is also equipped with a state-of-the-art lighting system that mimics the natural light cycle from twilight to moonlight. Acrylic tunnels and pop-up windows allow guests to come face-to-face with their favorite feathered friends Don’t miss our beluga whale exhibit that is filled with subarctic-temperature water, harbor seals and our very own pod of beluga whales that serve as incredible ambassadors for marine conservation efforts.
In This Gallery
Sea otters eat up to 25 percent of their body weight every day.
Get More Out of Your Visit
Jump in on a wide variety of experiences and events that will make your trip to Georgia Aquarium even more memorable.
Behind the Seas Tour
Our Behind the Seas Tour offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
Suit up and stand waist-deep in our beluga habitat alongside our beluga whale trainers.
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.
Go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery for an up-close-and-personal penguin encounter.