Georgia Aquarium

The perfect guide to planning an unforgettable spring break.

Georgia Aquarium – Where the Ocean Meets the Skyline

Skip the sandy sandwiches, sunburn, and mid-day thunderstorms and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Rain or shine, our fully indoor experience ensures a perfect day of exploration and excitement. Experience eight captivating galleries showcasing thousands of fascinating marine animals, including remarkable sharks and playful otters – it’s like eight vacation destinations all in one place. Immerse yourself in the magic of our daily animal presentations or meet them up close in our animal encounters. Where else can you swim with whale sharks, play with dolphins, AND dance with sea lions? Georgia Aquarium promises a journey filled with discovery and awe-inspiring moments. 

For kids ages 5-10 years old, check out our new Spring Break Camp H2O! From April 1 through 5, campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities. They will discover interesting facts about our aquatic friends and explore the vast ocean ecosystem. All Aquarium galleries and presentations are included.​

Make this Spring Break one to remember – dive into the extraordinary at Georgia Aquarium!

Attend the Atlanta Science Festival 

It’s our favorite annual Atlanta spring tradition! The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual celebration of the world-class learning and STEM career opportunities in metro Atlanta. Engineered by Science Atlanta and 80+ community partners – including Georgia Aquarium. Featuring 100+ engaging events covering a range of science topics geared towards all ages. This festival is committed to expanding access to science learning in the Atlanta area. Take part in all the fun happening March 9-23, 2024. 

Don’t miss Georgia Aquarium’s event – Saving the Seas, on Saturday, March 16. Dive into the world of marine research and conservation to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a marine conservationist. As a leader in ocean conservation, Georgia Aquarium will be hosting a presentation focusing on different conservation projects, from protecting our coral reefs to the re-establishment of zebra sharks to protecting key species. Explore threats facing our environment through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities based on Aquarium-wide initiatives. Tickets are required for this event for both Aquarium members and non-members. 

Check out the festival’s online schedule and register for these exciting events! Stay up to date on all things #ATLSciFest by following @ATLSciFest.

Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Spring has sprung at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! With over 30 acres of outdoor gardens, it’s nestled in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. You don’t want to miss the annual spring Orchid Daze and Atlanta Blooms, celebrating thousands of beautiful, fragrant orchids and tulips in bloom. 

Are they looking for some outdoor, family-friendly activities for spring break? Check out Spring Break Science Camp, where kids can experiment with plant engineering, adaptations, and seasonal changes. The Garden also offers Spring Break Family Fun – the whole family can partake in seasonal activities like storybook time and gardening activities for free with garden admission.

Cheer on Your Favorite Atlanta Teams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

With a capacity of 93,000 fans, feel Atlanta’s pride and support one of the city’s biggest sports teams. 

As Atlanta becomes the hub for US soccer, join the legendary Atlanta United FC fans for a match and experience The Golden Spike. The Home Depot Backyard is also a hub for home game tailgating! Check out their calendar to see all the upcoming events.

Experience the History of America’s Game at The College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame aims to inspire and entertain by celebrating the passion and traditions of college football and its greatest players and coaches. Immerse yourself in college football history this spring break and experience the new Microsoft Gaming Lounge. Described as fun, interactive, educational, and entertaining – this new exhibit allows attendees to play video football games on Xbox systems. The Microsoft Gaming Lounge’s opening is timely as a new NCAA football video game will return in 2024 after nearly a decade offline. 

Save on your Atlanta Spring Break experiences with CityPASS. This one pass gives you discounted access to five of Atlanta’s family-friendly downtown attractions.


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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