Join Georgia Aquarium on International Whale Shark Day, Tuesday, Aug. 30, to help celebrate not only the largest fish species in the world, the whale shark!

Georgia Aquarium is home to four whale sharks ranging from 18-22 feet long, and is the only aquarium in the Western Hemisphere to house whale sharks. 

Georgia Aquarium has a fun-filled day planned to honor these slow-moving filter feeding sharks, including a narrated whale shark feeding at 10:30 a.m. in Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot. Following the feeding, the party continues in the Aquarium's atrium with a special appearance by Domino, Georgia Aquarium's whale shark mascot, and friends. Activites will continue until 2 p.m. with whale shark-themed activities including Pin the Satellite Tag on the Whale Shark and “Spot” the Difference in the Whale Sharks. There will also be a special whale shark Deepo’s Chat in Deepo’s Hideaway located next to the touch pool in the Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot gallery

All Whale Shark Day activities are included with a general admission ticket. For more information about International Whale Shark Day at Georgia Aquarium, visit


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