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Tips for visiting Georgia Aquarium
You can walk around the Georgia Aquarium in about 3-4 hours and get a good look at everything this way without rushing. Of course, if you stop to take selfies with all the amazing animals, you might find yourself there even longer. Weekends are usually the busiest times, so make sure you get there early!
Hungry bellies don't need to rumble for long, thanks to the awesome food inside Café Aquaria. Café Aquaria is the only dining option inside Georgia Aquarium but there's something for everyone, from a nice selection of salads and wraps to a buffet-style lunch spread with meat and veggie options. There's also a grill, so line up for your pizzas, burgers and chicken tenders, all cooked to order.
It can get a little crowded over the lunch period, so be sure to get there early. Prices are comparable to food sold at a concert stadium or arena, but the food is a lot better!
Hint: Head upstairs and you'll find a lot more seating that you can't see from the ground level. You can also get free refills on soft drinks!
If you want to skip the lines, which can get really long especially during weekends, it's best to get the Georgia Aquarium: Fast Track ticket. This will let you float on past the crowds like a jellyfish and straight into the aquatic action. It'll get you admission to all the galleries, including the 'Sharks! Predators of the Deep' Gallery.
You can also get Georgia Aquarium tickets as part of the Atlanta CityPASS, along with admission to the World of Coca-Cola and a selection of the city's other top attractions, including Zoo Atlanta, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the College Football Hall of Fame.
One of the best times to plan a Georgia Aquarium visit is in the middle of the week (Monday – Thursday). You'll also avoid most of the school groups on field trips if you go between lunch and dinner time.
If you really have to go in the morning, try to get there early and plan your route so you move quickly, before the crowds catch up!
No outside food or drinks are allowed in the Georgia Aquarium, unless it's just small snacks for children or special supplies for people with food allergies. The aquarium has several water bottle filling stations, so do bring a refillable water bottle with you.
Georgia Aquarium has established – and strictly enforces – a “No Weapons” policy. Leave your firearms and knives at home, folks.
You can, and should, bring a fully charged phone for photos. But if your battery dies, there's a lounge with six charging stations sponsored by Southwest Airlines® on the second level of the Rotunda above Café Aquaria.
Walk through a giant perspex tunnel surrounded by sharks, manta rays and more
Visit Sharks! Predators of the Deep, one of the largest shark exhibits in North America
Complete fun challenges in science, technology, engineering, or math
Find out what it's like to work in aquatic and marine sciences
Watch a movie in a state-of-the-art 4D cinema
Booking online in advance is cheaper than paying on the day!
It’s as easy as an ocean breeze to get Georgia Aquarium Atlanta tickets. Book in advance and save time on your holiday. There are options to buy day tickets, and you can also combine your visit with another attraction.
Georgia Aquarium Atlanta tickets include:
Fast-track admission to the Georgia Aquarium Atlanta, one of the state's top attractions
Access to Sharks! Predators of the Deep, one of the largest shark exhibits in North America
Admission to all galleries and exhibits, plus 4D cinema
Options to combine your ticket with an Atlanta Zoo ticket
Children under 3 enter for free, no ticket is needed
Service animals allowed
Photography is allowed without flash, but not in the shows or in the 4D theater
Items may be checked at the information desk ($2 each)
Paid parking is available on-site
Opening hours may differ, please check the visitor information before your visit
Download the Georgia Aquarium App for maps and exclusive content
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About: Georgia Aquarium
The splashtastic Georgia Aquarium is conveniently located in downtown Atlanta, within easy walking distance of many central hotels and attractions. Just around the corner is Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the World of Coca-Cola.
|Tuesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 21:00|
|Monday||09:00 - 18:00|