Discover Fun at the Georgia Aquarium

Spend your day making friends with penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other amazing marine creatures. Attend one-of-a-kind events like Yoga by the Water and beluga whale training or experience the underwater world at the 4D Funbelievable Theater.

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.

Dance by the Water - Swing

December 7, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Looking for something fun to do during the holidays? Grab your favorite dance partner (not needed, but encouraged!) and join us at the most unique and inspiring dance studio Atlanta has to offer – Georgia Aquarium!

Dance by the Water is the only dance class in Atlanta with an aquatic view and led by Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors who teach to all experience levels. Group classes take place in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, offering incredible views of manta rays and whale sharks while you challenge yourself to learning something new!

Hurry. Space is limited! Tickets are $25 per person and include a 60-minute class and complimentary parking in Georgia Aquarium’s parking garage. Doors open at 6 pm; class begins at 6:30 pm.

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A Merry Member Morning - SOLD OUT

December 12, 2021 8:00am - 11:00am

SOLD OUT – FREE for all Georgia Aquarium Members!

Santa is coming to Georgia Aquarium! Swim on by to have your photos taken with Santa by a professional photographer, and enjoy a light breakfast. We may even have some animals and their keepers stopping by to say hello!

While you’re here, don’t forget to take care of all your holiday shopping! As a thank you for supporting us, members will receive 20% off in the gift shop and 20% off on any gift memberships, animal encounters, or membership renewals purchased at the event.

We’ll be celebrating from 8am-11am so come on by anytime! Enter through the members entrance and head up to the ballroom for the event.

Can’t wait to celebrate the SEAson with you!

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Tuesdays in the Field – 'Tis the Sustainability Season

December 14, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm

What do you think of when you hear the word sustainable? Discover the different facets of sustainability, while brainstorming creative gifts for the holiday season. Join us this month to learn all the possibilities of what it means to be sustainable.

Tuesdays in the Field is a specialized program created for K-12 home school students. The Education team is excited to offer an experience that allows students the opportunity to engage in standard based instruction at their own pace. Our Tuesdays in the Field homeschool experience is offered the second Tuesday of the month, from September through February, between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm. Participants may enter through the education entrance between 9:00am-12:00pm. Registration for the Tuesdays in the Field program includes Georgia Aquarium admission. At the end of the program, feel free to enjoy the Aquarium’s galleries and presentations once open to the public.

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night

December 29, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Bowl Week at the most 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. Experience the newest attraction – SHARKS!  Predators of the Deep.  Fans are invited to explore all of the Aquarium’s galleries and attend a mini pep rally. There will be no lack of team spirit at our 6:30pm pep rally that will feature each team’s cheerleaders and mascots! Café and cash bar will be available from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

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New Years Eve Celebration

December 31, 2021 8:30pm - 1:00am

Drop your anchor for the night with YRS at Georgia Aquarium to ring in the New Year at downtown Atlanta’s most unique New Year’s Eve party! You’ll experience exclusive after-hours access to all Aquarium galleries, including our newest gallery – Sharks! Predators of the Deep. Your event ticket will include drink tickets for you to enjoy, along with the opportunity to purchase food from our café throughout the night. Join us in the atrium for music provided by Yacht Rock Schooner and AMP’D Entertainment, as well as for our official countdown when the clock strikes midnight. Know you’re doing an ocean of good as this fundraiser benefits our vital research and conservation initiatives. We can’t wait to send you warm wishes and smooth sailing into the New Year.

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Tuesdays in the Field – Biting Back for Conservation

January 11, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm

Sharks are known to be at the top of their food chain, but did you know that sharks play a key role in maintaining the balance in ocean ecosystems? Sharks have been misunderstood by humans for decades and in this month’s session we will take a closer look at threats sharks face worldwide and leave you with a better appreciation for shark conservation.

Tuesdays in the Field is a specialized program created for K-12 home school students. The Education team is excited to offer an experience that allows students the opportunity to engage in standard based instruction at their own pace. Our Tuesdays in the Field homeschool experience is offered the second Tuesday of the month, from September through February, between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm. Participants may enter through the education entrance between 9:00am-12:00pm. Registration for the Tuesdays in the Field program includes Georgia Aquarium admission. At the end of the program, feel free to enjoy the Aquarium’s galleries and presentations once open to the public.

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Tuesdays in the Field – Save Our Seas

February 8, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm

The ocean holds around 70% of the world’s water and sustains over half of the world’s living organisms. It is responsible for supplying more oxygen than all of the rainforests combined. Today our oceans are facing issues like pollution, rising global temperatures, and overfishing. Join us during this session to learn about how you can help save our oceans and make a difference for the future.​

Tuesdays in the Field is a specialized program created for K-12 home school students. The Education team is excited to offer an experience that allows students the opportunity to engage in standard based instruction at their own pace. Our Tuesdays in the Field homeschool experience is offered the second Tuesday of the month, from September through February, between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm. Participants may enter through the education entrance between 9:00am-12:00pm. Registration for the Tuesdays in the Field program includes Georgia Aquarium admission. At the end of the program, feel free to enjoy the Aquarium’s galleries and presentations once open to the public.

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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. Sit back and relax in the 4D Funbelievable Theater. Get an exclusive look at our galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour.

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4D Theater

By combining the highest quality 3D high definition projection with special effects, Georgia Aquarium's 4D Theater allows guests to experience the underwater world in a whole new way.
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All New 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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Behind the Seas Tour

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

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you're guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and 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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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 Cage Dive

Venture into the deep with some of our most fearsome sharks 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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Under the Boardwalk

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

Be “transported” back in time and glimpse amazing marine life from the distant past with our state-of-the-art motion-based virtual reality ride.
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Waddle Walk

Don’t be surprised if you see a penguin waddling by the next time you visit Georgia Aquarium, as our trainers lead several African penguins on a daily stroll across the Aquarium’s main Atrium.
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