Georgia Aquarium isn’t just a place to see amazing and diverse aquatic life—it’s also hub of unforgettable experiences waiting to be explored. While you might know about its stunning exhibits and incredible animal presentations, here are five lesser-known activities that will take your Aquarium visit to the next level:5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Georgia Aquarium

1. Forget Sleeping Under the Stars, Sleep Under the Sea

Spend a night surrounded by the ocean in some of your favorite Aquarium exhibits! Who said sleepovers are just for kids? Georgia Aquarium offers family, small groups, and adults-only sleepover programs. All sleepovers include admission to the Aquarium at 6:45 pm the day of your sleepover, plus the entire next day. Guests also get access to all presentations, a bedtime snack, complimentary breakfast, guided tours, and activities. Dive into your sleeping bag for an unforgettable slumber party.

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2. Upgrade Your Wi-Fi & WFH Views

Embrace the flexibility of remote work in a setting unlike any other – where our tables, high-speed Wi-Fi, and unparalleled aquatic views meet to offer an inspiring workspace. While productivity might swim a little off course, the experience of being plugged in at the Aquarium promises a unique and refreshing environment to make even those mundane Monday tasks more enjoyable. Enjoy a tasty breakfast or lunch and endless snack options at our newly renovated Coastline Café. Take a break to see a Sea Lion Presentation or get those steps in during your next meeting and take a walk through the galleries. With a Resident Pass, you can make Georgia Aquarium your new WFH space as you enjoy free admission for the entire year for the price of a single day. Dive into Georgia Aquarium – where work meets wonder.

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3. Romance is in the Water 

No matter what occasion, Georgia Aquarium is the place to spark passion. Whether it’s your first date, 10th anniversary, or if you’re just looking for a unique experience together. Enjoy a romantic evening with some of the best views in Atlanta, surrounded by the beauty of the ocean. Experience our mesmerizing exhibits and learn about our hundreds of species that will keep the conversation flowing all night. Or Sip Under the Sea together at one of our exciting, themed, adult-only cocktail parties. The options are as vast as the ocean, so grab your lobster and Resident Pass, and make the Aquarium your next date night venue. 

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4. Get Up Close and Personal

Dive into an intimate experience with some of Georgia Aquarium’s most fascinating residents through our Animal Encounter programs. From penguins to sea otters, and so much more! These encounters offer a chance to interact with and learn about these incredible creatures from our expert animal care teams. Did you know Georgia Aquarium is the only place in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of other marine animals? In our Journey with Gentle Giants programs, guests will get in our Ocean Voyager exhibit, built by The Home Depot, with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime. 

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5. Grab A Backstage Pass

Go beyond the gallery floor and embark on a fascinating Behind the Seas Tour! This backstage pass grants you exclusive access to the inner workings of Georgia Aquarium. Allowing you to see all that goes into caring for the animals, maintaining the exhibits, and managing the filtration systems every day. “I don’t know why, but being behind the scenes makes me feel like I know all of the secrets (even though, they aren’t hiding anything) and makes me appreciate everything going on even more.” – Krystyn


From intimate encounters with sea creatures to immersive sleepovers and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, Georgia Aquarium offers a plethora of unique experiences beyond the usual visit. Whether you’re seeking adventure, romance, or new remote working opportunities, there’s something extraordinary for everyone to enjoy. Save on entry to explore these and other hidden gems at Georgia Aquarium. With a Resident Pass, you can pay for a day and come back to visit any time throughout 2024. Where will your next visit take you?



Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its engaging exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its eight major galleries.

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