Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Georgia Aquarium contains more than 70 amazing habitats, with thousands of marine animals such as whale sharks, manta rays, beluga whales, and more. Don’t miss out on the animal encounter programs, where you can get up close and personal with dolphins, penguins, and sea lions. Combine your visit to the aquarium with other top attractions and enjoy additional discounts with the Atlanta CityPASS. You might also want to visit around Halloween or the holidays for special themed activities or presentations. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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  • Brandon Godward
    Minneapolis, Minnesota177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Hype! Very Cool.
    Fantastic Aquarium, fun for all ages. It's popular, but the aquarium is so big you can usually find a spot to get away from the crowds. Loved the shark exhibit, and the giant Manta Rays. I didn't really know what to expect. We were stuck in Atlanta on a layover. This was much better than the Coca-Cola Museum. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Jemilla T
    Jacksonville, Florida188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is as amazing
    The museum is as amazing as others have described it. We spent about 3 hours exploring the museum as well as watching the shows. The Sea Lion show was so cute. We actually enjoyed it a bit more than the Dolphin Show. While we were there, many different school groups were visiting, and the Dolphin Show was loud due to children screaming. The show is conducted in a large auditorium. Make sure to make your reservations for the two shows as soon as you enter the museum. There are animal experiences available at a cost and seem very nice. We plan to try those when we visit again.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Sue F
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Atlanta!
    This was was a highlight of our trip. We went on a Saturday morning as soon as they opened. It was still pretty busy with a lot of children. We really enjoyed the puffin exhibit and the sea lion exhibit. Lots to see and do here! Great for all ages!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 29, 2023
  • Cary M
    Honolulu, Hawaii504 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On e of the finest aquariums.
    Beautiful Aquarium. Large facility with multiple floor. Nice good court. Interesting exhibits. Centrally located near Coca Cola, CNN, the College Football Hall of Game, State Farm Arena (ATL Hawks) and the Mercedes Stadium (ATL Falcons).
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 5, 2023
  • ReoPanco
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hectic but Great.
    There were multiple scool groups touring while we were at the Aquarium. And alright, kids will be kids, but the screams, yelling and obnoxtious behavior was a trial. However, the exibits make it worth while. Sharks, Beluga Whales, Whale Sharks, etc. were a site to behold. Give yourself at least three hours so you don't have to rush thru,
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Ryan G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Georgia Aquarium is a Must See!
    As an Atlanta local, the Georgia Aquarium is an absolute staple attraction when in town. There are a multitude of exhibits that are well-placed throughout the building and are very easy to follow. They also have some rarer animals such as whale sharks and beluga whales, which are must-sees! Be cautious, though, as items such as dolphin interactions and the sea lion show are ticketed, which cost extra. These are best reserved early. Overall, even the base attractions are fantastic and well worth the price of admission. You won’t leave disappointed!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 16, 2023
  • ColoradoTravelsWorld
    286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big fins to visit!
    The behind the scenes was extra crowded with lots of other yours so it made hearing our leader hard sometimes. The overall noise level in the museum was overwhelming when you were out in the main atrium. It was a fun visit overall though. Dolphin and seal shows were great. Our favorite was the belugas and whale sharks.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Ksh27
    Shallowater, Texas236 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    This is an amazing aquarium! The beluga whales, whale sharks, and dolphins alone are worth the visit! The cafe isn’t great, but we were able to snack enough to save lunch for later. I did miss the 4d theatre they used to have for sure. It was crowded but still an amazing experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Sean J
    Manchester, United Kingdom116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant , an absolute must if in Atlanta
    We started off our two week driving and exploring holiday this time in Atlanta specifically because our son had been watching the documentary. We flew in on the Friday and booked a hotel next to the aquarium. Firstly , as with all of the attractions and museums and trips we have done over the years whilst travelling in the US , your customer service is literally second to none. From the moment we arrived at the Aquarium the friendliness and willingness to chat and inform us of what was happening was superb by the staff , our 17 year old son is Autistic and is absolutely fascinated by wildlife , especially Aquariums and whilst walking around the various exhibits there was always a friendly face all too willing to answer questions and offer up interesting facts and figures. Personally , I think the Aquarium is set up superbly , you can branch off in any direction from the main foyer to discover whatever it is you want to discover next , the shows are easily bookable , either on the App or manually on booking stations within the Aquarium. The huge internal Aquarium with the Manta Ray's, Whale Sharks and various other sea life is an amazing sight...The shark enclosure with the various breeds of sharks is brilliant....Overall a great Aquarium with great shows , great exhibits and great staff....It was that good that after our two week trip we went again before flying back to the UK..
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written May 31, 2023
  • awoods0806
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience but follow tips!
    We followed the advice of another reviewer, and we are so grateful as we had an incredible experience. We arrived right when they opened at 8am on a Friday and hardly anyone was there. Start to the left at the sharks and make your way around through each exhibit to the right. We got through all the exhibits without much congestion. We saw the 10:15 sea lion presentation, the 11 dolphin presentation, and the 12:15 Behind the Scenes tour which were also the perfect times. By 12:30 it was very crowded, so we got our hand stamped at the guest services desk and went to eat lunch off site since reviews said food wasn’t that great. We came back at 5:30pm, and crowds were gone. We got to enjoy the exhibits a second time with no crowds. We left about 7:30 but could have stayed until close (9pm) just enjoying it all. We did stay at the Hyatt hotel next door which helped us come and go easily. Highly recommended but definitely go early morning and/or early evening.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
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DWS2913
Llanymynech, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is simply the best aquarium I have ever visited. Myself and my wife spent an afternoon being entertained. The presentation of the fish is excellent and supported by lots of useful information. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Written April 16, 2024
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Ashley P
Winnipeg, Canada566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Had to stop & visit the aquarium while in Atlanta. The layout is well done. Dolphin & Sea Lion shows were amazing. If you sit in the splash zones, YOU WILL GET WET. We had an absolute blast.
Written April 16, 2024
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Mary S
Cleveland, OH65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The aquarium is definitely worth the price of admission. There are tons of animals to see and many helpful staff around to answer any and every question you could think of asking. The dolphin and sea lion shows are a must and great entertainment. You could sit for hours and watch the windows in most of the rooms for hours and it has many perspectives to view the different tanks.
Written April 15, 2024
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isabel41206
tennessee34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
the dolphin and sea lion shows were awesome. a must do. sign up for reservations as soon as you arrive. very fragmented displays/habitats.. expected much more than offered.
Written April 15, 2024
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Mark B
Somerset, PA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Wow what a sight for people of all ages. So many different species to experience, my first time at a place like this can't compare this to anything else but I don't think it is possible to best this. Of course its not cheap for food, drinks, and the gift shop but isn't it always like that these days. Get there early because it does get extremely busy!
Written April 14, 2024
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anderson213
Hannibal, MO833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
One of the best aquariums in America. The higlights are the walk-through with marine life (get there as soon as it opens and do the walk through first when you can actually enjoy it before the crowds arrive), the whale sharks, and the dolphin show. There is definately a more intensive theme with the dolphin show concerning human and dolphin relationships--probably because of the intense animal rights protests that have went against all aquariums and zoos over the past decade or so. It's a very good show, but for little ones who want to get wet in the "splash zone" area of the arena--sorry to disappoint, but just a slight watery shower is given. The aquarium has a lot to see, but because of few activities in Atlanta and because of school groups, even though it's the largest aquarium in America, it can also be very congested. So, as I said before, plan to arrive as early as possible.
Written April 13, 2024
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momlili
Hartsdale, NY91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great aquarium. Really large and a nice variety of exhibits. Also saw the dolphin show which was fun and interesting although a little short. Nice gift shop but ridiculously overpriced. My son wanted a pair of socks they were $24. For one pair of socks. Sorry that’s ridiculous. Coca Cola had socks for $9.99 a pair
Written April 13, 2024
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laurence w
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Brilliant place. My daughter is mad on whale sharks and loved seeing them.would recommend the behind the seas tour. Overall very good.
Written April 10, 2024
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GrandTour04370531593
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Georgia Aquarium was pretty awesome! We went the 3rd week in March which was busier than usual with Spring Break happening. So, it was super crowded! It was tough to get through the crowds with senior citizens so they may want to consider having a senior citizen day. So, they can choose what day they'd like to come. Other than that, the Dolphin show was absolutely entertaining! My family LOVED it!

It was my dad's very first time visiting the Georgia Aquarium and he was so very impressed!

Thank you for the experience!
Written April 7, 2024
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Jason G
Baltimore, MD713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Best aquarium I've ever been to. Very modern, bright, and easy to navigate the different areas. It definitely gets busier as the day goes on, so I would suggest arriving as close to opening as possible to try and beat some of the crowds. Also will give you the best chance to get tickets for the shows since they sell out quickly.
Written April 2, 2024
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