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Plan Your Visit

Aquarium Hours & Amenities

Here's everything you need to know to plan your visit.

We want your visit to be magical. We offer a range of enhancements to optimize your visit, including accessible amenities, complimentary WiFi, convenient charging and water refill stations, an exclusive app-guided experience, onsite photographers, and a host of other features designed to elevate your experience. Learn how to maximize your visit »

Georgia Aquarium is open 365 days a year, with daily entry ending half an hour before closing. Hours are subject to change.

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The Sooner You Buy, The More You Save

Ticket prices vary based on date of booking and peak times. The sooner you book, the more you can save.

  • BOOK OFF PEAK & SAVE

    Save on tickets when you book off-peak times like weekdays, early mornings or evenings.

  • PLAN AHEAD & SAVE

    Select a day and time for your visit in advance to find the best ticket price for your budget.

  • A BETTER EXPERIENCE

    When purchasing your ticket, you can see which days are busiest and plan your visit accordingly.

Helpful Tips

  • Before You Arrive
    • Hours of operation vary daily; please check our calendar before your visit.
    • Purchase tickets online to save money. Choose the date and time of your arrival, and arrive within an hour of your selected time.
    • Plan your day ahead of time by downloading our mobile app on the Apple App Storeor the Google Play store and browse our Daily Schedule to view times for our dolphin presentation and our Under the Boardwalk sea lion presentation, gallery features and more.
    • We recommend about 3-4 hours to view our entire Aquarium.
    • Weekends are our busiest times, so be sure to arrive early.
    • We offer daily military discounts of 10% with a valid military ID, and free admission for active military through ourMilitary Mondaysprogram.
    • Visiting several Atlanta attractions? Save 42% on admission to Atlanta’s top 5 attractions withAtlantaCityPASS® tickets.Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period.One easy purchaseand mobile ticket delivery saves you time and money. Learn more.
  • Getting Here
    • Georgia Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta across from Centennial Olympic Park.
    • For directions from specific highways (I-85, I-75, I-20, etc.) and vehicle height/size restrictions, visit our.
    • Keep Atlanta traffic in mind when you visit the Aquarium. For up-to-date traffic information, route your trip throughGoogle Maps.
    • We have signs and floor markings to explain where to go upon arrival. Georgia Aquarium is not responsible for valuables left in vehicles.
    • The official Georgia Aquarium Parking deck is accessible via our entrances on Luckie Street or Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
    • There is no Oversized vehicle parking currently available in our parking deck.
  • During Your Visit
    • Our dolphinand sea lion presentations are seated on a first-come, first-served basis using our reservation system. Reservations can be made on the day of your visit, and links are provided with your general admission tickets. We recommend getting in line at least 15-30 minutes before showtime. View times for these presentations on our Daily Schedule.
    • For updated daily events, check with our Information Desk when you arrive or download our mobile app on the iTunes App Storeor the Google Play storeand browse our Daily Schedule.
    • In an effort to conserve paper, Georgia Aquarium no longer prints maps. We encourage our guests to download our mobile app on the iTunes App Storeor the Google Play store and to access a map of the Aquarium.
  • Must Seas
    • Get an exclusive look at our galleries and habitats with aBehind the Seas tour. These tours run every half hour starting at 10:30am.
    • Visit Truist Pier 225 to meet our California sea lions. You can see them in action in our sea lion presentation.
    • Check out our incredible dolphin presentation.This amazing experience highlights the grace and athleticism of these amazing marine mammals.
  • Need to Know
    • Food & Drink policy: No outside food or beverages are permitted in the aquarium with the exception of small snacks for children or visitors with food allergies. The aquarium has several water bottle filling stations, we encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle for your visit.
    • Strollers: Strollers are allowed at Georgia Aquarium, but for the best experience for you and all guests we recommend leaving them at home. If you choose to bring a stroller on your next visit, we ask that you follow our stroller policy guidelines to ensure guests of all ages have an enjoyable and safe visit.For additional questions regarding the stroller policy and exemptions, please contact404.581.4000orhospitality@georgiaaquarium.orgahead of your visit.
      • Strollers cannot be larger than 29” (72 cm) in width and 52” (132 cm) in length.
      • Wagons, wagon strollers, push cars, jogging strollers and ride-ons are not permitted in order to ensure guests of all ages and abilities can maneuver through the Aquarium safely.
      • Guests that need to utilize specialty strollers or wagons for medical or sensory purposes are exempt from this policy.
    • Cameras: Cameras are permitted in the Aquarium for personal use ONLY. The use of flash is prohibited in the presence of some animals. Please refrain from taking photos in our sea lion and dolphin presentations. Commercial or professional photos and video are prohibited unless expressly approved. Professional-grade equipment including but not limited to, tripods, monopods, lighting, flashes, microphones, and detachable lenses, are prohibited.
    • Lost & Found: If you lose an item during your visit, please inquire at the Information Desk before you leave. If you discover you’ve left something behind, call 404.581.4000 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to see if it has been turned in. Report Lost Item
    • First Aid: Piedmont Hospital provides staffing for a full first-aid station, located in the restroom hallway between Ocean Voyager and Tropical Diver.
    • Nursing Mothers: We have a private nursing/pumping room available for mothers on our second floor.
    • Weapons Policy: Georgia Aquarium has established – and strictly enforces – a “No Weapons” policy. Weapons include (but are not limited to) firearms and knives. This policy was created to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all guests, and to eliminate a potential risk to guests, staff and/or animals. This policy was created based on the findings of a comprehensive threat assessment conducted by Georgia Aquarium. With more than two million guests visiting our facility each year, and thousands of aquatic animals living in 10 million gallons of water behind acrylic, we cannot put ourselves at risk of either an intentional or accidental discharge of a weapon within our facility. Signage has been placed on our property stating that firearms are not permitted. Enforcing this policy and ensuring the safety of aquarium guests and team members is Georgia Aquarium’s 24-hour security staff, which is supplemented by two off-duty Atlanta Police Officers.
    • General Admission Tickets Include: Aquarium admission, all available shows and all available animal galleries. To attend a presentation, you must make a reservation the day of your visit. Show times are subject to change without notice. Check our daily schedule for current show times. Reminder: Georgia Aquarium is located in the Eastern Time Zone. Please plan accordingly.
      • To reserve your seats for the dolphin presentation, click hereon the day of your visit.
      • To reserve your seats for the Sea Lion Presentation,click hereon the day of your visit.
    • Lockers: We do not have lockers or coat/bag check services available. You will need to carry anything you bring into the aquarium for the duration of your visit.
  • Come Back Guarantee

    Georgia Aquarium strives to deliver a memorable experience for all Guests. If your visit does not meet your expectations, we would love to host you again free of charge via our Come Back Guarantee. Before you leave on the day of your visit, go to our Guest Relations Desk and let us know that you would like to return on another day. Our Guest Services team will take care of the rest. Please note that this offer is only available during the day of your visit to Georgia Aquarium.

  • Re-Entry
    • General Admission guests may exit and reenter Georgia Aquarium during their visit by getting their ticket stamped at the Information desk.
    • Prepaid Parking please note that prepaid parking vouchers are for one-time use and can’t be used a second time when returning in a vehicle.
  • Guest Code of Conduct

    Georgia Aquariumis committedto creating a safe and enjoyable experience for every guest that comes through our doors. Our team members will always work to support an environment where someone’s visit will not be disrupted by the behavior or actions of other guests. Aquarium team members should be treated with respect at all times.Guests who violate this code of conduct will be required to leave the Aquarium immediately. Our security staff reserves the right to remove, without refund, any and all ticket holders who act inappropriately or behave in a way that makes others uncomfortable.

    Georgia Aquarium Code of Conduct:

    • Guests will be treated courteously by all Aquarium team members.
    • Guests will treat Aquarium team members courteously.
    • Guests wearing clothing with obscenities printed on them will not be permitted into the Aquarium.
    • Guest dressed in sexually explicit or revealing clothing will not be permitted into the Aquarium.
    • Shirts and footwear are required.
    • Unauthorized signage is not permitted in the Aquarium.
    • Disruptive behavior, damaging property, foul or abusive language, obscene gestures, harassing or aggressive behavior is not permitted in the Aquarium.
    • Stealing is prohibited.
    • Weapons are prohibited.
    • Unauthorized use or resale of tickets is prohibited.
    • Guests are to follow all Aquarium policies and directionsgiven by Aquarium team members at all times.
    • Guests engaging in fighting, throwing objects or attempting to enter unauthorized areas will be removed immediately from the property without refund.
    • Guests will remain in authorized guest areas and never impede other guests or block nearby exits, aisles or exhibits.
    • Guests will provide their tickets when requested by Aquarium team members.
    • Smoking/vaping is prohibited in the Aquarium.
    • Guests consuming alcoholic beverages should do so responsibly. Guests becoming overly intoxicated, participating in or contributing to underage drinking will be escorted from the Aquarium without refund.
    • Guests will comply with team members in emergency response procedures.
    • Guests with complaints should communicate respectfully with team members regarding any issues or concerns.

    Guests who violate the code of conduct or engage in any other behavior that may be deemed by Georgia Aquarium team members to be inappropriate, harassing or threatening may be removed without refund. Behavior which may adversely impact the safety of people, animals or property will be removed from the property and may be subject to arrest.

NAVIGATE

Georgia Aquarium Map

Our map provides a comprehensive guide to navigating all exhibits, allowing visitors to explore our diverse marine life effortlessly. Available in eight languages, it ensures a multilingual experience for guests from around the world.

VIEW MAP

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Seat Reservations

Each of these shows or presentations are available with your admission to the aquarium. Due to limited seating capacity, we suggest that you make your seat reservation in the morning of your visit to ensure you can see the presentation.

  • Dolphin Reservations

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  • Sea Lion Reservations

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Animal Encounters

Dolphin EncounterAdventure behind-the-scenes ofthe dolphin theater where you’ll to get to meet our dolphins face to face.GET TICKETS Penguin EncounterGo behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery for an up-close-and-personal penguin encounter.GET TICKETS Sea Lion EncounterWith our unique SealLion Encounter, you’ll go behind the scenes and enjoy 30 minutes with our seal lions in their Aquarium home.GET TICKETS Journey with Gentle Giants — SwimJourney with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you’re guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and...GET TICKETS

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Coastline Café offers a range of meal options and snacks. From sandwiches and salads to burgers and pizza, the menu has something for everyone. We also offer select vegetarian and gluten-free options available to accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions.

To maximize your time and skip the lines, you can order ahead of time. Simply place your order online and pick up your meal at the Coastline Café when it’s ready.

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Upcoming Events

Summer Camp H2O July 8-12Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover interesting facts about our aquatic friends and their... Wellness by the Water – BarreSweat it out with an immersive workout experience. Wellness by the Water – Barre is a full-body workout that transforms you physically... Summer Camp H2O July 15-19Campers will spend the week engaged in fun and exciting activities! They will discover interesting facts about our aquatic friends and their...

Hotel Packages

Choose from a selection of our preferred hotel partners close to Georgia Aquarium. Explore our specially crafted packages to with options for Early Bird entry, Imagination Nights, or Behind the Seas & General Admission Anytime Ticket + Hotel Package. These exclusive hotel-preferred packages grant you immediate entry to the Aquarium and include an all-access pass to Georgia Aquarium’s permanent galleries, the Dolphin Celebration, and Sea Lions at Truist Pier 225.

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Image courtesy of Discover Atlanta.

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This new app has gallery content, an animal guide, audio tours, webcams, and daily schedules. Access your aquarium membership and mobile tickets through the app.

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FAQs

Can I bring a bag into the Georgia Aquarium? ›

Lockers: We do not have lockers or coat/bag check services available. You will need to carry anything you bring into the aquarium for the duration of your visit.

Can I bring water bottles into a Georgia Aquarium? ›

Food & Drink policy: No outside food or beverages are permitted in the aquarium with the exception of small snacks for children or visitors with food allergies. The aquarium has several water bottle filling stations, we encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle for your visit.

What is the least crowded day at the Georgia Aquarium? ›

m. Friday-Sunday. "We highly recommend guests plan their visit during our morning or evening hours, as the afternoon tends to be our busiest entrance and exit time," the Georgia Aquarium told us.

Do you have to make reservations for the Georgia Aquarium? ›

Reservations required for each visit. Provides admission to all the Aquarium galleries and free general-seating Dolphin Presentations & Sea Lion Presentations as availability permits.

What is the dress code for the Georgia Aquarium? ›

Georgia Aquarium Code of Conduct:

Guests wearing clothing with obscenities printed on them will not be permitted into the Aquarium. Guest dressed in sexually explicit or revealing clothing will not be permitted into the Aquarium. Shirts and footwear are required. Unauthorized signage is not permitted in the Aquarium.

Is it cold inside the Georgia Aquarium? ›

It's a huge aquarium! -Pack a sweater or light jacket. It can get cold inside.

Does Georgia Aquarium have senior discounts? ›

- Georgia Aquarium. Seniors are 65 and older. According to their site the price is 28.95$ and includes entry for the exhibitions. All of this information is available online as well.

Do you have to wear a mask at the Georgia Aquarium? ›

Georgia Aquarium does not require that all guests wear masks during their programs; however, these animals can be susceptible to respiratory illnesses, and any participant managing respiratory issues (coughing, sneezing, runny nose) are asked to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth during the encounter.

Do aquariums check bags? ›

Prohibited items on Aquarium property

For the safety of guests, staff, volunteers and exhibit animals, all bags are subject to search. Refusal to bag search may result in non-admittance to the Aquarium.

What happens if you miss your time for the Georgia Aquarium? ›

If you're running late, you need to be through the waiting line, to where they scan your ticket by up to 1 hour past your ticket entry time. If you're going to be later than that, you must call them prior to your entry time & they'll reissue you a later entry time ticket.

Why is Georgia Aquarium so expensive? ›

The upkeep of the facilities, the work with/on/for animals that they do, and the conservation they support costs a lot of money. It's the second largest aquarium in the world (and the largest in the US).

Do you have to pay for parking at GA Aquarium? ›

General Parking Rate: $20

The official Georgia Aquarium Parking deck is accessible via our entrances on Luckie Street or Ivan Allen Jr.

Do you have to pay for the dolphin show at Georgia Aquarium? ›

Access to our dolphin presentation is included with your General Admission ticket. To attend a presentation, you must make a reservation the day of your visit. For an additional cost of $5, you can get up close and personal with preferred seating. Please arrive 15 minutes before your presentation starts to get seated.

Does Georgia Aquarium have a bag policy? ›

Guests will not have to stop, empty their pockets, or have their bags checked unless directed by security. For more information about the Georgia Aquarium's use of Evolv Express, or to see a demo, visit our website. Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga.

Can I bring a backpack into the Florida aquarium? ›

What is your bag policy? There are no bag restrictions. However, all bags are subject to search by Security.

Can you carry aquarium with water? ›

Gravel should be kept wet to keep important nitrifying bacteria alive. Once the tank is empty, use a wet/dry vacuum to do a final cleaning. It's time to move! NOTE: Regardless of size, NEVER lift or transport an aquarium with water or gravel in it.

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