Dive into the world of the charismatic California sea lion at SunTrust Pier 225! Learn, laugh and fall in love with the sea lions that call Georgia Aquarium home during our Under the Boardwalk presentation. During your time at Pier 225, you’ll be transported to the coast of California for an up-close 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.
Did You Know?
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.