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In their letter to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week supporting the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Tech biology professors Mark Hay and Doug Snell quoted Senegalese conservationist Baba Dioum who said, “In the end, we will only conserve what we love. We will only love what we understand. We will only understand what we are taught.” Since opening in November 2005, the Aquarium has provided more than 5,000,000 visitors, including more than 100,000 school children and teachers, with a personal connection to aquatic life. Click here to read the rest of Hay and Snell’s letter and to learn more about the Georgia Aquarium’s efforts to support conservation and education.

The Georgia Aquarium extends weekly Jazz Journeys

Due to the success of the Georgia Aquarium’s Jazz Journeys during May’s 30th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Aquarium is extending the program through the summer. From 7:30-10 p.m. each Friday night through August 31, local jazz musicians will perform sounds to calm the spirit and arouse the senses while you enjoy some of nature’s most enchanting aquatic animals in all five of our galleries. Cocktails and a variety of food items will be available for purchase. Admission for Georgia Aquarium Annual Pass holders is free. For information on the artists performing in June and to purchase tickets, click here.

The Georgia Aquarium offers gift cards

The Georgia Aquarium has the perfect gift for your next special occasion: $10, $25 and $50 gift cards. The cards can be used for admission, tickets to “Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow” in the 4D Theater, Café Aquaria, parking and the Beyond the Reef Gift Shop. You can purchase gift cards at the Georgia Aquarium ticket windows or by calling 404-581-4000 (please note: a $5 mailing fee applies). Click here for more information.

Make a Difference with Sponsored Admissions

Seven lucky children from Atlanta were able to attend the Aquarium’s Camp H20 summer camp this year because of a generous contribution from Frazier & Deeter, LLC, a leading certified accounting firm in the Southeast. “Because stewardship is one of the core values of Frazier & Deeter, LLC, we wanted to give back to the community, ”said a spokesperson for Frazier & Deeter, LLC.

This contribution to the Aquarium’s Sponsored Admissions program, among many others from local individuals, foundations and organizations including Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pakenham, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Gordy Foundation and the Morgens West Foundation, have funded more than 5,000 families and children since our opening. Many of the recipients of this gift have limited resources, or are facing physical challenges that may otherwise prohibit them the opportunity to learn and become engaged at the world’s largest aquarium. Click here to learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life right here in Atlanta by contributing to our Sponsored Admissions program. You can make a difference!

Host an unforgettable birthday party at the Georgia Aquarium

Let the Georgia Aquarium be the scene of a birthday party your child will never forget! Sit back, relax and let the Aquarium take care of all the details to make your child’s special day fun and engaging. You can choose from a menu of three differently themed parties – Deepo, island or pirate – all of which include admission, a short behind-the-scenes tour, a cake, games and more. Click here for more information and/or to book your child’s birthday at the world’s largest aquarium!

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