Did you know the Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world? They have over 100,000 animals and their tanks hold over 10 million gallons of water. They have beluga whales and whale sharks – absolutely beautiful. The aquarium has a [relatively] compact design that works really well to manage crowd flow and ensure you don’t miss anything. It’s also very wheelchair friendly!
We spent 4-5 hours touring the exhibits, having lunch, seeing a live dolphin show and a 4-D short movie. Next time, we’ll plan to visit the World of Coca-Cola (a.k.a. “the Coke museum”) next door… literally right across a grassy courtyard. I have heard it’s awesome!
The kids were allowed to touch live anemones and starfish.
This tunnel allows you to pass right underneath stingrays, giant grouper and whale sharks.
We saw river otters and then Michael decided he needed one on his face!
Waiting for our 4-D show to begin…
Michael loves red-eared sliders so he was excited to see a big one close-up.
The dolphin show is great! This is the show I was thinking about the summer we went to Sea World and we were sweating and waiting in the longest lines… Seriously, Sea World has Shamu (which is really amazing) and a few rides — but if you want to see marine life, Georgia Aquarium beats Sea World hands down. The Georgia Aquarium has cheaper tickets, no long lines, climate control and much more to see. We love it!!!