Summer has arrived, which means time for traveling, making memories with the family and sweating in the Atlanta heat. Come in, cool off, and escape the summer heatwave with Georgia Aquarium! Experience all the colors and vibrancy of the tropics while staying cool in our Tropical Diver gallery or take a plunge into colder waters in Cold Water Quest. Looking to make your visit extra special? Check out our animal encounters and experiences that are sure to make your day unforgettable. Guests 21+ can join us for one of our after-hours events; complete with live music, a dance floor and specialty cocktails – and AC, of course. We have something for the whole family to enjoy! Keep reading to learn more about all that Georgia Aquarium has to offer.
Whether you’re a regular, visiting for the first time, or traveling with the family we have ticket options for everyone. Our General Admission pricing is currently $39.95 and includes access to all the Aquarium galleries, 4D Theater shows, general-seating in our Dolphin Presentation & Sea Lion Presentation. Plus, portions of every ticket sold supports ocean conservation & research. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, we offer a standard walk-up rate of $44.95. Children aged 2 & under are always free! We offer several membership options, all of which include exclusive discounts at our Café, additional ticket purchases, parking, and all of our experiences. To purchase tickets, please visit our website.
*To attend the 4D Theater, Dolphin or Sea Lion Presentation, please make reservations at the Aquarium the day of your visit.
Hours of Operation
• Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
• Friday: 9AM - 9PM
• Saturday: 9AM - 9PM
• Sunday: 9AM - 9PM
* Subject to change
Summer events are here, so come in and cool off - no sunscreen needed! Enjoy fewer crowds, and 21+ events (featuring cold beverages and air-conditioning), plus opportunities to relax with your favorite Aquarium animals. See below for some of our exciting upcoming events:
June 13th – Unwind by the Water – Sound Bath
June 18th – Father’s Day Car Show
June 24th – 20,000 Beers Under the Sea
Date TBD – Sips Under the Sea: Luau
Visit our event page to stay up-to-date on our latest events.
Animal Encounters & Experiences
Make your visit even more special by getting up close and personal with your favorite Aquarium animals! Book one of our animal encounters or experiences and make unforgettable memories while learning more about your favorite animals from Georgia Aquarium experts. These are great for you, the whole family or to give as a one-of-a-kind gift. Visit the links below to reserve your spot:
Shows & Presentations
Learn more about the dolphins and sea lions at Georgia Aquarium in our presentations! You’ll learn what it takes to train a dolphin or sea lion, observe animal behaviors, see our trainers in action and even get doused with water in the “Splash Zone”. There’s even more to see - guest can also enjoy one of the most advanced theaters in the world, featuring interactive seats and unique special effects that are built into our 4D Theater. It features four movies a year, with content that's family-friendly and educational.
Dolphin Presentation - To reserve your seats for the dolphin presentation, click here on the day of your visit. You have the choice to guarantee your seats with our $5 Preferred Seat, or you will be able to reserve your seat at no cost with our seat reservation system.
*Access to our animal presentations and 4D Theater are included with your General Admission ticket. To attend a presentation, you must make a reservation on the day of your visit. You will need to arrive 15 minutes before the presentation starts to be seated.
Forget sleeping under the stars…Sleep Under the Sea! Come see our amazing aquatic animals in a night filled with excitement and exploration. All sleepovers include admission to the Aquarium at 6:45 p.m. the day of your sleepover, as well as the next day. Not to mention you will get access to all presentations, a bedtime snack, a complimentary breakfast, guided tours and activities, as well as a spot to sleep in front of one of our captivating gallery windows. With options for Adults + Sips Under the Sea, Adults Only, Families & Small Groups, and others. Check out the Sleepovers page on our website for dates and booking information.
Summer Camps - Camp H20
Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities that focus on aquatic education! They will discover interesting facts about our aquatic animals and their habitats, as well as explore the vast and wondrous ocean ecosystem. All Aquarium galleries and presentations are included. Visit our website for more information about camp dates and how to register.
Even when you aren’t at the Aquarium, you can still enjoy your favorite animals from the comfort of your home. See what our animals are up to throughout the day on our webcams or start your morning with a Virtual Yoga by the Water session. We even have stories to share with your kids and Virtual Guided Tours. Check out these virtual offerings at the links below:
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Show Your Support
Georgia Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates through the generous support of donors. No matter how much you give, your donation will go far in helping us achieve our mission to inspire awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. Together, we can make an impact. Show your support for Georgia Aquarium.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities to experience with Georgia Aquarium. Summertime is for making memories and we are excited to share in those special moments with you and your families.
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