Find A Unique Atlanta Adventure at Georgia Aquarium

Whether you are looking for fun things to do in Atlanta this weekend with your friends and family or seeking a solo adventure, Georgia Aquarium located in downtown Atlanta GA has you covered. Spend a fun day making friends with penguins, dolphins, sea lions, and other amazing marine creatures. Go swim with whale sharks and manta rays! We have a year-round calendar of weekend events and activities that will absolutely delight the nature lover in you.

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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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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California Sea Lion Webcam

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

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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Specialty Certifications

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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

Virtual Reality
Step into the Portal!

Step into the VR Portal and be “transported” back in time to see amazing, prehistoric marine life 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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Waddle Walk

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

The 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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