Georgia Aquarium's mobile app has been selected as a 2018 Digital Edge award winner by CIO and the CIO Executive Council!
Georgia Aquarium answered an often posed question: ”what is that animal?” by implementing some technology within the app to help guests answer that question for over 50 animals at Georgia Aquarium, while having some fun along the way! Amongst the many other features of the app, like mobile ticketing, maps, and daily schedules, this Augmented Reality Animal Guide brings Georgia Aquarium into the palm of your hand.
The feature also supports our initiative to reduce our guests reliance on paper-based maps and guides as part of our much larger aquarium-wide conservations efforts. This video below helps demonstrate how the app works when you are at Georgia Aquarium.
With a virtual guide to Georgia Aquarium conveniently on a mobile device, users will encounter new discoveries with every visit. The app is easy-to-use and offers guests several ways to enhance their visit to the Aquarium.
Here are a few of the app features that users can experienece:
1. Become a galleries & exhibits experts with our new AR Animal Guide!
Use our new AR Animal Guide to identify 50 different animal species throughout the Aquarium. Using our galleries and exhibits page, you’ll never have to wonder where to find your favorite Georgia Aquarium creatures! You can find exactly where each one of our animals are housed, along with in-depth descriptions and facts about what makes them unique. You might even impress your friends with some Aquarium facts!
2. Discover the secrets of Georgia Aquarium with our Audio Tours!
With plenty of fascinating animal facts and trivia about our Aquarium, you are bound to learn something new! Do you know what our albino alligators have for dinner? Grab a pair of ear buds to find out the answer and prepare to explore the Aquarium like never before.
3. Be in the Aquarium know with our Upcoming Events:
From feedings to show times to character appearances and more, you’ll never miss a thing the Aquarium has to offer with our upcoming events page. Each day, unique Aquarium happenings appear on the calendar, so whether you’re looking for a piranha feeding or Deepo’s Hideaway show, all your favorites will be in one easily-accessible place! You can also view all of our upcoming special events, such as Sips Under the Sea or Aqua Vino. Be sure to “favorite” an event so you never miss out on all the Aquarium fun!
4. Enhance your Aquarium visit with Programs and Activities:
If you find yourself exploring the Aquarium and wondering how you can make your experience even more memorable, you can find the answer in our programs and activities section! Here, view all of our many animal encounters and interactions, Behind the Seas tours, and more!
5. Get connected with us!
Whether you’re visiting us at the Aquarium or sitting at home, connect instantly with us on social media through our social links section! From Facebook to Twitter you can follow Aquarium real-time updates through one central location. Want to show your friends you’re at the Aquarium? Share your journey with fun filters from our photo booth, and don’t forget to tag your photos with #GeorgiaAquarium!
The app’s also offers users the ability to purchase tickets, view hours and directions, learn how to support Georgia Aquarium and more! For more information and instructions on how to download the app, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.