Georgia Aquarium's Only Freshwater Gallery
Gallons of Water90,000+
Glass Bottom Alligator Exhibit1
Rivers are a source of life for animals, people and cultures throughout the world. In the Southern Company River Scout gallery, you’ll explore the wide diversity of animals found in the rivers of Africa, South America, Asia and right here in Georgia. This gallery is a themed environment full of waterfalls, logjams and a simulated meandering North American river that flows over your head.
The Southern Company River Scout gallery features river creatures including alligator snapping turtles, archerfish and Asian small clawed otters. Kids can even surround themselves safely with piranha and get a close-up look at the razor sharp teeth of these voracious predators. Perhaps most importantly, everyone who visits Southern Company River Scout will leave with a greater appreciation for freshwater environments everywhere.
Like banded archerfish, clouded archerfish are known for their ability to “shoot down” insect prey, but they can also leap out of the water to catch insects!
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.
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.
Adventure behind-the-scenes of the dolphin theater where you'll to get to meet our dolphins face to face.
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.
Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive
Immerse Yourself with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays & More