ATLANTA (March 1, 2016) – Guests will be able to see California sea lions and a sneak peek of the new SunTrust Pier 225 gallery at Georgia Aquarium starting March 1.

Georgia Aquarium’s California sea lion gallery window will be open for public viewing through the Aquarium’s atrium to help with the desensitization process for the animals and in preparation for the opening of the new California sea lion experience on March 31. The exciting new program opening later this month will highlight this fascinating species. Trainers will interact with this notably social species of pinniped while educating guests on the dangers they face in the wild and key environmental factors that impact them.

In the coming weeks, guests will be able to view on-going training sessions and educational presentations with trainers and California sea lions prior to the official opening of the new SunTrust Pier 225 gallery. Follow Georgia Aquarium on Facebook and Twitter for updates on when these sessions become available to the public.

To stay up-to-date on Georgia Aquarium’s new Pier 225 gallery, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org. To purchase tickets to Georgia Aquarium, click here. For more information on California sea lions, click here.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org