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Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

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Opened in 2006, The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium with the most varied collection of creatures in 6.3 million gallons of water. Divided into several galleries, each it's own underwater world, The Georgia Aquarium transports you to a land under the sea where big fish, little fish and fun friends like penguins and seals frolic in the middle of downtown Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium is located in the heart of Downtown.

Need to Know:

Hours: Regular hours are Sunday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: The Georgia Aquarium is located in Downtown Atlanta near Centennial Olympic Park and many other downtown attractions.
Cost:The Georgia Aquarium "Total Ticket" includes admission to the regular exhibits plus all special shows, including Dolphin Tales. The cost is $34.95 for adults, $28.95 for kids under 12, and $30.95 for seniors. Looking for ways to save at the aquarium? Check out these tips.
Transportation & Parking: Parking is available in the Aquarium deck. There are also several surface lots in the area. Expect to pay between $15 - $20 for downtown parking. Marta access is available from both the Peachtree Station and the CNN Center stations.

Guide Review of The Georgia Aquarium:

A trip to The Georgia Aquarium should be on everyone's list - whether you're an Atlanta native or just visiting. The massive tanks mean there is always a chance to discover something new every time you visit. From spindly crabs that can grow to the size of small cars to popping your head in to the habitat of playful penguins tanks to a tank surrounding you as stingrays swim above your head, the Aquarium is a magical world with endless variety of aquatic creatures.

In addition to your regular admission or with a Total Ticket you can visit the aquarium's special attractions including Dolphin Tales and the Deepo 4D movie. The 4-D movie brings to life sea creatures in a new way as Deepo and friends go on an underwater adventure. The special theater features special effects built into the seats for a truly interactive experience. Dolphin Tales is an exciting musical show with moves and tricks that will leave you in awe.

Winding through the interesting habitats to create different atmospheres - an area celebrating native Georgia species with a touch tank and a fun playground, an arctic environment, a river habitat with entertaining otters and the beautiful tropical tanks.

To truly enjoy all the Aquarium has to offer, I'd recommend avoiding weekends and holidays, which is, of course, pretty hard to do. If you are planning to go during peak hours or weekends, remember that you should go online before your visit and reserve a time slot. Even with a reservation you may have a short wait time, but without one you may never make it in.

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