The newest gallery at Georgia Aquarium, SunTrust Pier 225 features the charismatic California sea lion in our Under the Boardwalk presentation. In this show, guests are virtually transported to the coast of California for a close-up look at this incredible species. Trainers interact with these social pinnipeds while educating guests on the dangers they face in their natural environment, as well as key environmental factors that impact them.
In March of 2015, an unusually high number of sea lion pups were stranded on California beaches during an Unusual Mortality Event (UME), a sad phenomenon reaching a record-breaking high. Georgia Aquarium made a home for two pups from this UME, rescued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that were deemed non-releasable. These two pups were named Jupiter and Neptune by Georgia Aquarium’s fans, and they serve as sea lion ambassadors to educate the public about the species’ challenges. Jupiter and Neptune joined four other rescued sea lions in SunTrust Pier 225.
Jump in on a wide variety of experiences and events that will make your trip to Georgia Aquarium even more memorable.
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.
With our unique Seal Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and enjoy 30 minutes with our seals in their Aquarium home.
Behind the Seas Tours
Our Behind the Seas tours offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.