225 Baker St Nw
Atlanta, GA 30313+1809
Georgia Aquarium Description
The Georgia Aquarium bills itself as the largest aquarium in the world. We're not sure about the largest, but it's definitely huge and filled with jellyfish, otters, penguins, sharks, electric catfish (they're blue!), red piranha, white belugas, and every other swimming life form you can imagine. It's divided into five disconnected areas, including the Georgia Explorer, which has touch pools and a play structure. Kids will like walking under a plexi-glass tunnel where the fish swim over you. It's such a fun experience that your kids will be sprinting from one exhibit to the next.
Babies: They'll be mesmerized by the belugas and their graceful swimming. They seem to smile at you as they swim by!
Toddlers & Pre-K: Don't be surprised if your little ones are more interested in the climbing structure in Georgia Explorer than in the fish.
School-Age Kids: The touching pools where you can pet a stingray and nurse sharks are a favorite, as is the penguin tank where younger kids can crawl into a glass dome and stick their head into the tank. For fish buffs, the aquarium offers a behind-the-scenes tour (ages 10 and up).
Pre-Teens & Teens: Older kids will like contemplating life and looking at the whale sharks and hammerhead sharks in the Ocean Voyager Theater (it's like a live movie).
- Double your fun. Combine it with a visit to the New World of Coca-Cola or Imagine It! since they're all in the same area. Consider going to one in the morning, having a picnic outside, and visiting the other in the afternoon.
- Dress kids in bright colors. The aquarium's a very large and spread out place, so dress kids in bright colors to more easily keep track of them.
Just the Facts
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closes earlier depending on the season and for special events. Check the website.
Fees: $20 - $30
Recommended Time: Half day
Reviews of Georgia Aquarium
By Fancyfacepainter July 05, 2010 | Son: Age 19, Daughter: Age 15
What we loved:
The place is beautiful,
What we didn't love:
so popular that is gets crowded
For the crowds it is better to go on a weekday, they change something or add something new every so often so it pays to get a season pass if you live in the area. The face painting is gorgeous of course and there is a ton of things to do. the food is great. Read More