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  • Dive into Fun at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

    The Georgia Aquarium may be docked on dry land in downtown Atlanta, but dive inside and you’ll discover more than 10 million gallons of water, home to more animals than any other aquarium. The aquarium features a number of exhibits that are sure to reel you in such as  Cold Water Quest, Ocean Voyager, River Scout, Georgia Explorer and Tropical Diver

    Atlanta's aquarium  is home to tens of thousands of animals including 500 species from around the world and more than 60 habitats. The largest exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium measures 284 feet long x 126 feet wide x 30 feet deep at the maximum depth. It holds 6.3 million gallons of water. The second largest exhibit holds 800,000 gallons of water and is home to four beluga whales. 

    And you won't want to miss the dolphins exhibit and dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium featuring an expansive underwater dolphin viewing window and a spectacular musical theatrical performance that highlights the emotional bond shared between dolphins and humans.

    5 Reasons to Visit the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

    1. Beluga whales!
    2. Personal encounters with penguins, dolphins and sea otters.
    3. Swim and dive opportunities.
    4. Jelly fish in 3D, along with 4D tingling sensations on your arms as the jellies swim by.
    5. The largest exhibit is home to four whale sharks, four manta rays and more swimmers.

    Visitor Information

    Insider Tips:
    • Arrive when the aquarium opens to beat the crowds.
    • Have a sleepover inside one of the Georgia Aquarium’s exhibits. Night-night.
    • Don a wetsuit, wade into the water and interact with beluga whales.
    • Take advantage of the Pemberton Pass which allows you a reduced fee for the nearby World of Coca-Cola.
    • Discounted ticket pricing and other perks are available for groups of 25 or more.

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