Sept. 11, 2017; 10 a.m.

The safety and care of our animals and staff is our top priority. Currently, a skeleton crew will be staying overnight to care for our animals and the facility during this powerful weather from Hurricane Irma. Staff are comprised of members from our animal care, veterinary, life support systems, and others. These teams will continue the exceptional care all of our animals receive each and every day – even in significant weather.

Georgia Aquarium will close early today, Monday, Sept. 11 at 1pm as Hurricane Irma prepares to impact the Atlanta area. The Dolphin Celebration and Under the Boardwalk sea lion presentations are cancelled for Monday, Sept. 11.

At this time, Georgia Aquarium plans to delay opening on Tuesday, Sept. 12 to 11am. We will continue to monitor the storm and make further assessments as needed. Stay tuned to Georgia Aquarium’s Facebook page or for updates as we have them.

For assistance with tickets, please call our Call Center at 404-581-4000 or visit


Sept. 10, 2017; 8 p.m.

Georgia Aquarium will open at its regularly scheduled time tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 11th at 10am. We are continuing to monitor Hurricane Irma and the weather as it impacts the Atlanta area. 

For future updates to our operating hours and the impact of the storm, please visit Georgia Aquarium’s Facebook page or For information and assistance with tickets or special events, please call our Call Center at 404-581-4000 or visit