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The World’s Largest and Most Engaging Aquarium!
Now is the perfect time to experience the world’s largest aquarium and one of the feature Atlanta attractions! With eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you have never seen before! The Georgia Aquarium promises wonder and excitement around every corner.
Cold Water Quest
The Chilly Unknown
Cold ocean waters teem with fish and marine mammals, such as: Beluga whales, sea otters, Australian leafy sea dragons, giant Pacific octopus, garibaldi damselfish and Japanese spider crabs. These animals, and more, give you a glimpse of the rich variety of life found in cold ocean waters.
Discover Our Coast
The Georgia Explorer gallery is a highly interactive gallery with touch pools full of horseshoe crabs, sea stars, stingrays and shrimp. Several large habitats feature a loggerhead sea turtle and the fish of Gray’s Reef – an underwater area off the Georgia coast designated a National Marine Sanctuary.
Journey with Giants
Walk through an acrylic tunnel or stand in front of a gigantic acrylic viewing window, and you will feel like a SCUBA diver in an endless blue sea, mesmerized by thousands of fish swimming overhead. This exhibit was specially designed to house whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world. Schools of predatory trevally jacks, squadrons of small and large stingrays, enormous goliath grouper and hammerhead sharks all ply the waters of this captive ocean habitat containing more than six million gallons of saltwater. With 4,574 square feet of viewing windows, a 100-foot-long underwater tunnel, 185 tons of acrylic windows and the second largest viewing window in the world at 23 feet tall by 61 feet wide and 2 feet thick, visitors will have multiple opportunities to view all of these magnificent animals. No other aquarium in the world has ever attempted to manage the variety and size of fish in this major exhibit.
Rivers are a source of life for animals, people and cultures throughout the world. In the River Scout gallery, you will discover a wide diversity of animals found in the rivers of Africa, South America, Asia and right here in Georgia. The highly sociable Asian small-clawed otter is sure to spark interest. All of these animals, and more, are presented in a themed environment of waterfalls, logjams and a simulated meandering North American river that flows over your head! More important, you will come away with a greater appreciation of the need to protect freshwater environments everywhere.
The Coral Kingdom
While you can visit any gallery in the Georgia Aquarium at any time, you may wish to visit this gallery last. After a long journey through all the regions of the world, we have saved the most relaxing for the end: tropical coral reefs. These exhibits are appropriately arranged like a gallery of living art.
Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow
The Georgia Aquarium’s 4D Theater features an animated 3D film, a live actor and interactive seats. The theater is one of the most advanced in the world, combining digital projection with a high definition 3D film. But the production is more than just a 3D film. It employs unique special effects that are built into the theater itself, creating a set of “4D” effects that are synchronized to the film production, adding another layer of immersive fun for audiences. For instance, you not only see a jelly as they move by in 3D, you also feel the tingling tentacles as they brush by your face.