The Georgia Aquarium opened in 2005 as one of the largest aquariums in the world. Located in downtown Atlanta, it is ... More
The Georgia Aquarium opened in 2005 as one of the largest aquariums in the world. Located in downtown Atlanta, it is undoubtedly a breathtaking experience for all its visitors. A generous endowment from Bernard Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, makes this dynamic aquarium possible. It showcases exotic sea creatures such as giant groupers, beluga whales, and whale sharks (which have never been seen outside of Asia). With 500 species, you will see something new and different no matter when you visit. In addition, the Georgia Aquarium offers an expansive educational program for students of all ages. Check their website for tours, special events, extended hours notices, and group discounts.
I love going to the Georgia Aquarium. My favorite is the Beluga Whales. I could sit for hours and watch these incredible animals. I am greatly looking forward to the birth of the new Beluga in the next few months.
I was very excited to go and see the new dophin exhibit. I failed to realize that in order to go and see the show, you had to pick up a separate ticket, even though the show was included in the ticket price. By the time we realized this, the next available show wasn't for another four hours! Be very careful when you purchase your tickets on line, that you pick up a show ticket as soon as you get there. This information is not posted either on line or when you get there.
I am always frustrated about the crowds. People were generally very rude and bounced around like cattle! That is a design flaw and really not too much they can do about it now.
I love the Georgia Aquarium.
The first time I went there I was impressed, and though I've been back many times, it never ceases to amaze me.
I've seen others comment on the crowd, and there's a good reason for that. This place always draws people, because it is so very worth it. There are times that are easy to find that will not be as crowded.
Whether it be the unique creatures that you can find here (whalesharks in the world's largest aquarium tank, or endangered sea otters), or the sheer size and amount of what they have; this place is simply the best.
I have spent hours just sitting in front of the large picture window looking into the largest tank, just watching the peaceful motions of thousands of fish.
SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE YEARLY PASS!
I live over 2 hours away from the aquarium, but made half a dozen trips there in the course of a year because the pass was affordable (paid itself off by the second visit), and it gave so many benefits (discounts on EVERYTHING).
I've taken numerous friends here as well, wanting to share the wonder of this place.
The Georgia aquarium is a fantastic place to see some animals you never can usually see. I loved all the walk through exhibits. It's a great value and a great place to take your kids! They will love it.
Horrible layout. There's only one way in and out and you have to walk WAY too far to get to the parking lot. Insane. Also, don't waste your money on line for the "discounted" parking pass. Since you have to walk so far it's better to pay $5.00 and park at one of the adjacent lots. ON cold days you will freeze from the parking garage to the entrance.......then back out the same way and another long walk. Horrible design. Also........the place really didn't blow me away.
The best part was the big tank and sharks. The rest was disappointing. Expensive everything. It was not anywhere near as large as I was expecting. No Penguins. Hard to get to and no place to park a RV, had to hire a hustler on the street to watch my RV. It took us 2.5 hrs for 2 adults and x7 kids to thoroughly go through. Would be good for small kids and about half the price or less.
okay first i like to say that i loved my trip to altanta and i wish i had never gone back home i especially loved to go to the aquarium there was everything sharks whales and they even let you touch sharks!
If you are looking for a place to go on a vacation i would recamend atlanta gorgia trust me i've been everywhere there.
Awesome and really fun! I really enjoyed walking through and seeing the cool fishes and walking under that big tank tunnel. I also enjoyed the 4D movie and i coudn't go in the titanic little tour or whatever because we ran out of time.:( but it cost at lot of $ bbut well worth it. It can get a bit boring if you go there twice. I hope to go back to see the dolphins like in 2010 or something and see the cute dolphins.
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