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.

Georgia Aquarium 5K

Presented by Waste Management

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.

Interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Erin Burnett, eburnett@georgiaaquarium.org for more information.

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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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Tuesdays in the Field - Prehistoric Seas

Atlanta Science Festival

March 16, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Curious about what Georgia Aquarium is doing to save our seas? 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 reestablishment of zebra sharks to protecting key species. Explore threats facing our environment through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities based on Aquarium-wide initiatives.

Led by our Environmental Educators, experience unique hands-on activities while discovering more about Georgia Aquarium’s current research and conservation efforts.

Please Note: Event does not include Aquarium admission or parking.

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Ocean Voyager Built By The Home Depot

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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Wellness by the Water - Barre

Spring Break Camp H2O
April 1-5

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Wellness by the Water - Yoga

April 2, 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 - Decades

April 19, 2024 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening of nostalgia, entertainment, and exploration as we turn back the clock at our Sips Under the Sea: Decades. Prepare to be transported through the 70s, 80s and 90s as we celebrate the iconic styles, music, and culture of bygone eras. The adult only disco night is all set against the backdrop of our enchanting aquatic exhibits.

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:

  • Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot
  • Cold Water Quest
  • Tropical Diver
  • SHARKS! Predators of the Deep
  • Southern Company River Scout
  • Dolphin Coast presented by Margaritaville by Wyndham
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Sips Under the Sea - St. Patrick's Day

Summer Camp H2O
June 3-7

June 3, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

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

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

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Summer Camp H2O
June 10-14

June 10, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

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

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

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Summer Camp H2O
June 17-21

June 17, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

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

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

Please Note: Camp will be closed on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

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SkillsUSA DISCOUNT DAYS 2024

June 22, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

SkillsUSA Discount Days: June 22-29, 2024

Georgia Aquarium is excited to welcome all SkillsUSA attendees from near and far with a special discount on General Admission. Select a date and time for your visit.

The Aquarium is located within 3 blocks of the GWCC venue and all major downtown hotels. Get out and explore Atlanta and take advantage of this exclusive discount to explore one of downtown Atlanta’s most iconic attractions.

* Price is per person and subject to tax.


Visit Information

Hours of Operation

Saturday, June 22: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, June 23: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Monday, June 24: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, June 27: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, June 28: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 29: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dolphin and Sea Lion Presentations

Our Dolphin Coast and Sea Lion presentations are free with admission. To attend a presentation, you must make a reservation the day of your visit. You need to arrive 20 minutes before your presentation starts to get seated. Reserve your seats:

See presentation times on our Visitor Information page »

Helpful Tips

Make the most of your visit by reviewing what to expect on our Visitor Information page »

Parking

Convenient on-site parking is available in our attached covered deck for an additional fee.

Accessibility

We’re committed to inclusivity and welcome guests of all abilities. View our Accessibility page for information on how to enhance your visit.

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Turquoise Rainbowfish

Summer Camp H2O
June 24-28

June 24, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

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

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

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Summer Camp H2O
July 1-3

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

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

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

Please Note: Camp will be closed July 4th & 5th in observance of Independance day.

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Summer Camp H2O
July 8-12

July 8, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

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

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

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Wellness by the Water - Barre

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

Sweat it out with an immersive workout experience. Wellness by the Water – Barre 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: Decatur, Virginia Highlands, East Cobb, Old Alabama Square, Cumming, Roswell, Alpharetta and Suwanee. StretchLab Morningside and Decatur.

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Wellness by the Water - Barre

Summer Camp H2O
July 15-19

July 15, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

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

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

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Summer Camp H2O
July 22-26

July 22, 2024 12:00am - 11:59pm

Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover interesting facts about our aquatic friends and their habitats, as well as explore the wondrous ocean ecosystem. All Aquarium galleries and presentations are 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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All-new TV Series "The Aquarium" Episode 1

Behind the Seas Tour: Dive Deeper

Our Behind the Seas Tour offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
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Behind the Seas Tour: Dive Deeper

Behind the Seas Tour: Explore the Surface

Our Behind the Seas Tour offers a backstage look at our most popular exhibits.
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Behind the Seas Tour: Explore the Surface

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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Seal Encounter

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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California Sea Lion Webcam

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

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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Under the Boardwalk

Still Looking for the Perfect Thing to do in the ATL?

Georgia Aquarium hosts various events year round. If you’re looking for the top things to do in Atlanta, be sure to add a Georgia Aquarium event to your list. There’s a little bit of magic for everyone.

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