Discover Fun at the Georgia Aquarium

Spend your day making friends with penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other amazing marine creatures.

Whether you are looking for fun things to do in Atlanta with your friends and family, or seeking a solo adventure, Georgia Aquarium located in downtown Atlanta GA has you covered. We have a year round calendar of events and activities that will absolutely delight the nature lover in you.

Tuesdays in the Field - Sense-ational Surroundings

December 12, 2023 9:00am - 1:00pm

Have you ever smelled something so good, it’s like you tasted it? That’s because our senses are strong and connect with each other for our overall experience. Now imagine having stronger senses then we currently do or having a new sense all together! Some marine organisms have these superpower senses, so come explore how and why with a sense-ational Tuesdays in the Field.

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night

December 29, 2023 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night

Celebrate Bowl Week at this unique football event in Atlanta! Georgia Aquarium is offering football fans the opportunity to be surrounded by millions of gallons of waters, thousands of aquatic animals, and fellow football enthusiasts at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night.

Fans are invited to explore all the Aquarium’s galleries, attend a mini- pep rally. There will be no lack of team spirit at our 7:00pm pep rally that will feature each team’s cheerleaders and mascots! Café and cash bar will be available from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Please Note: Sea Lion and Dolphin are not available after 5pm on 12/29/23.

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New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2023 9:00pm - 1:00am

Join us at Georgia Aquarium’s unique New Year’s Eve celebration. You’ll experience exclusive after-hours access to all aquarium main galleries, live entertainment, cocktails, food, and an exciting midnight countdown. By celebrating the new year with us, you’re doing an ocean of good. All proceeds from our New Year’s Eve celebration go toward maximizing our efforts to research and conservation.

Both VIP and General Admission ticket options are available. Tickets will sell out fast so get yours soon!

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Tuesdays in the Field

January 9, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm

Have you ever wondered if animals make New Year’s resolutions too? From traveling to new places, returning home, growing a new shell or finding a mate, many animals make goals they need to achieve to be successful. If your new year’s resolution is to learn more about some incredible animals, you can’t miss this month’s Tuesdays in the Field.

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Wellness by the Water - Barre

January 9, 2024 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sweat it out this New Year with an immersive workout experience. Barre by the Water is a full-body workout that transforms you physically and mentally. This musically driven group class focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements that strengthen and tone your body.​

This class will be held in the Oceans Ballroom which has up-close views of our most popular exhibits. Pure Barre instructors teach to all experience levels, so if you’re new to barre this is a great place to start.

New this year: featuring a special Lululemon giveaway at the end of class!

Support from Pure Barre: Inman Park, Westside, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chastain and Vinings.

Hurry, space is limited! Tickets include a 60-minute class and complimentary parking. Doors open at 6:00pm; class begins at 6:30pm.

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School Field Trips
Career Day

February 1, 2024 9:30am - 12:30pm

Georgia Aquarium’s Education department is otter-ly excited to announce our Career Day. All schools that book a field trip for that day are invited to speak with Aquarium professionals as well as local professionals from a variety of different fields such as Environmental Health, Research and Conservation, Veterinarians and many more. Dive deep into the educational requirements, special training and personal stories from professionals about their careers. Give your students the opportunity to discover an ocean of possibilities!

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Science on Tap

February 1, 2024 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In celebration of World Whale Day in February, we are learning about the elusive and awe-inspiring North Atlantic Right Whale. You’ll hear inspiring stories about this species from Cathy J. Sakas, an author, educator, and world-renowned marine biologist. You’ll learn about groundbreaking research and scientific experiments from Courtney Reich, the coastal director for the Georgia Conservancy.

Join us for Georgia Aquarium’s 21+ science lecture series, Science on Tap, on Thursday, February 1st. We’re offering a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and a fascinating presentation beginning at 6:00pm. Following the talk, there will be time allocated for a Q&A session.

Come mingle, enjoy some libations, and learn! Space is limited, so please reserve your tickets now to secure your entrance into this exclusive lecture series held in our beautiful Oceans Ballroom.


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Tuesdays in the Field

February 13, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm

It’s February, the month of love, and even our animals are celebrating. In this Tuesdays in the Field, students will identify how romantic some animals can be, and if cupid misses, how single animals survive. From mutualism to parasitism, discover the multitude of relationships that exist in ecosystems around the world.

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Wellness by the Water - Yoga

February 13, 2024 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Break a sweat at the most unique and inspiring fitness studio Atlanta has to offer – Georgia Aquarium! New this year: featuring a special Lululemon giveaway at the end of class!

Yoga by the Water offers yoga classes led by Dancing Dogs Yoga instructors which are designed to challenge students of all experience levels. Sessions take place in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, offering incredible views of manta rays and whale sharks while you challenge your mind and body. If your fitness goal is to become a happier and healthier version of yourself, this is the studio for you!

Tickets are $29.99 and include a 60-minute class and complimentary parking in Georgia Aquarium’s garage. Doors open at 6:00 pm; class begins at 6:30 pm. All proceeds from Yoga by the Water benefit Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives.


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Sips Under the Sea - Valentine's Day

February 14, 2024 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Love is in the air, or water, as we say. Join us for Sips Under the Sea: Valentine’s Day, exclusively for our 21+ guests. Experience exploring our galleries in an adult setting, stop by the bar to grab and drink, and dance. The night is yours to enjoy!

Sips Under the Sea is a unique, themed cocktail party exclusively for adults 21 and older. This after-hours event features popular cocktails, dining options, a live DJ, and access to the Aquarium’s main galleries.

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Georgia Aquarium 5K

March 9, 2024 8:00am - 12:00pm

The tradition continues starting March 09, 2024.

Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns for its seventh year. Starting and finishing at one of the most recognizable landmarks in downtown Atlanta, this Peachtree Qualifier 3.1-mile course is a quick “out and back” run/jog/walk returns – recommended for ages 8 and up.

Can’t make it downtown? There’s a virtual option just for you! No matter where you live, we want you to run for the ocean.

Whether your motivation is running your first 5K, getting back in shape, preparing for the Peachtree Road Race or a longer distance race, by participating you’ll make an impact on aquatic animal conservation.

All participants will receive a runner’s bib, drawstring bag, commemorative t-shirt and collectable themed finisher medal. All proceeds for the 5K go toward the Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives here at home and across the globe. This furthers the understanding of the ocean’s animals to aid in their survival for generations to come.

The first 200 Georgia Aquarium Members to register will receive a discounted rate of only $30 per participant.

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Tuesdays in the Field

March 12, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm

For thousands of years the human imagination has stirred up powerful and mythical tales. For the month of March, we will explore animals which have inspired such fascinating myths or been named after such tales. From sea dragons to vampire squids, we’ll embrace the unique and often misunderstood animals that have left mankind in awe and wonder for centuries.

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Wellness by the Water - Sound Bath

March 19, 2024 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Unwind and relax with a unique sound bath experience led by a healing practitioner and Reiki Master from SND Bath. This journey of sound incorporates angelic healing sounds which radiate from quartz crystal bowls tuned to your body’s energy system. The process works to move energetic blockages, reduce stress, and promote healing in the body.

You will hear native drums that mimic the cleansing and clearing sound of ocean waves and gentle tones from Koshi chimes tuned specifically to the four elements. You will see calming ocean views that include whale sharks, manta rays, and so much more.

New this year: featuring a special Lululemon giveaway at the end of class!

Get tickets now, space is limited! Tickets are $29.99 per person and include a 60-minute class and complimentary parking in Georgia Aquarium’s parking garage. Doors open at 6:00 pm; class begins at 6:30 pm.

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Spring Break Camp H2O

April 1, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

Campers spent the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They discovered interesting facts about our aquatic friends and their habitats, as well as explore the wondrous ocean ecosystem. All Aquarium galleries and presentations were included.​


Please see below to determine which camp your little minnow should join this summer!

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Explore Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Hours of operation vary, so please check our calendar to verify our hours before visiting. Buy tickets online to save money and skip long lines.

Don’t miss the magnificent Dolphin Presentation where you can see the grace and athleticism of these playful marine mammals. Get an exclusive look at our galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour.

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Behind the Seas Tour

Our Behind the Seas Tour offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
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Beluga Encounter

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the Cold Water Quest gallery, where you'll to get to meet our beluga whales face to face.
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Dolphin Encounter

Adventure behind-the-scenes of the dolphin theater where you'll to get to meet our dolphins face to face.
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Dolphin Presentation

Dive into the world of dolphins during our awe-inspiring and educational dolphin presentation. Known for their agility and playful social behavior, our dolphins are a must-see at Georgia Aquarium!
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Harbor Seal Encounter

With our unique Harbor Seal Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and enjoy some time with our seals in their Aquarium home.
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Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive

Immerse Yourself with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays & More
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Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you’re guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more.
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Penguin Encounter

Go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery for an up-close-and-personal penguin encounter.
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Sea Lion Encounter

With our unique Seal Lion Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes and enjoy 30 minutes with our seal lions in their Aquarium home.
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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.
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Shark & Ray Interaction

Suit up and get in the water with some of our sharks and rays in this animal interaction in our Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery.
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Shark & Ray Interaction

Suit up and get in the water with some of our sharks and rays in this animal interaction in our Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery.
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Sleep Under the Sea

Join us for an exciting night of adventure and exploration! Georgia Aquarium offers sleepovers for families, youth groups, schools, companies, and more.
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The Megalodon Shark (Otodus Megalodon)

The megalodon shark (Otodus megalodon) is an extinct species thought to have lived between 23 million and 2 million years ago, and scientists believe they grew up to 50 feet (15m) in length.
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Under the Boardwalk

Truist Pier 225’s live presentation, Under the Boardwalk, features Georgia Aquarium's incredible California sea lions.
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