Georgia Aquarium

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Facility:Georgia Aquarium
Description:With more than eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you've never seen before! The Georgia Aquarium promises wonder and excitement around every corner.

A D D R E S S
Address 1:225 Baker Street
Address 2:
City:Atlanta
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:30313
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Regular Hours Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Summer Hours: June 25 - Aug. 11 Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Aug. 12 - 31 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission:Adults $24
Seniors $20
Children ages 3-12 $18

See website for other prices for guided behind-the-scenes tours.
Telephone:(404) 581-4000
Website:http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/
R E V I E W S
Thereasa W., Co-op Member
The Aquarium has had a great homeschool program in the past. We attended as an individual family and were mixed in with several homeschool groups. The homeschool tour is behind the scenes and costs a fraction of what a normal tour costs. We saw the inner workings of the aquarium including the "top" of several large tanks and a few exhibits not on display for the public. The students were led through various educational activities including learning how scientists study marine life. The regular exhibits are great and there are many opportunities for hands on learning, but the special tour was great. You may have to be persistent, as it took several phone calls to the aquarium to find someone who knew about the tours and could get us in, but it was definitely worth the effort!
Tina Rice, Co-op Member
I LOVE aquariums. The Georgia Aquarium is no exception. When I compare it to most aquariums it is a hands down winner. I do prefer the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga though. The Georgia Aquarium is expensive and it was crowded the last 4 times that I went - so much so that I did not enjoy my visit. It was almost claustrophobic. The displays are great so it is almost worth it. To get the most for your visit, don't go right when it opens. Wait till close to lunch time when all of the students and toddlers are hungry and leaving. Be prepared to carry all that you bring or pay $2 per item for the check room. We do love the hands-on touch pools.
Patricia, Co-op Member
The Georgia Aquarium was just fantastic! There were so many exhibits and activities that provided opportunities to see things we would not get to see otherwise. Such a learning environment. They did a great job. Now...it can be extremely crowded, so take advantage of the system they have for planning your trip. You can look up when the busiest times and days are and so forth. We went during the week and timed it according to their suggestions and really didn't have much problem seeing the exhibits. A few areas were more crowded than others, but with just a little patience we sailed right through. My boys are having a fit to go again. Would definitely recommend a visit.
Candace Majors, Co-op Member
We have been several times. The first was great, and the second not so much. We went during the middle of the week hoping to avoid crowds. We were soooo wrong. There were 3 different schools there for field trips. I was a wreck trying to keep my kids from getting mixed up in their crowd. I am deffinatly calling ahead the next time we plan on going. Also it is worth it to pack a lunch so that you don't go broke eating there.
MJ, Co-op Member
It was a great field trip and an added bonus since we are studying marine biology. We are going back! If you go with a homeschool group for their educational classes, chaperones are free and it is $12 per child ages 4 and up. The classes are about 45 minutes, the price also include their 4D show (it was dissappointed comparing to the world of Coca cola's) and the rest of the aquarium.
Teresa S., Co-op Member
Atlanta was a good place to stop overnight on our roadtrip (2 days each way). Pay parking. We spent about 4 hours. Shows are included in the ticket prices. Our family didn't care for the Deepo show. The kids (8-11) loved the dolphin show, but the grown ups thought it was not enough dolphin and too much people. Touch pools are fabulous! The viewing areas and tunnel in the ocean voyager caught us for long periods of time. We sat and watched! There on Monday and though we ran into a huge group of kids on field trip, it was only at the Deepo Show. Most of the rest of the crowd was all together so once we were separated, it was great! I was disappointed in the gift shops for purchase of books/reference material. There is a climbing area for the smaller kids. Food prices were high - but in line with other theme park destinations we went to. Expect to pay 3 times what you would at a fast food place.
Letha J., Co-op Member
We loved our visit to the Georgia Aquarium. our kids were younger when we went, so we are planning another trip so they can experience it in a new way now that they are older.
The touch tanks were a hit, as well as the Deepo show. There was something amazing around every corner and the kids were fascinated by the under water tunnel.
The food is pricy, so I would recommend panning meals around your visit. Excellent experience all around.
Emily P., Co-op Member
The displays were excellent and held the attention of my 2-year-old, but I felt like there just wasn't that much to see compared to how much hype we had heard about the aquarium and the ticket price.
Tonya Ferguson, Co-op Member
Can't wait to return! The aquarium is phenomenal. I would recommend this to any homeschooler especially those studying ocean life.
Lisa K., Co-op Member
This place has a lot of potential for teaching/learning if you manage to go when they aren't so crowded. It's a BEAUTIFUL facility, but it was packed the day we went, and we could hardly get to see any of the exhibits around hoards of public school field trip students and it was very expensive.
K. Murohy, Co-op Member
Hands down, this is the best aquarium we've ever been to! There is something engaging around every corner. The "littles" will be excited to see all the fish and the bigger kids will learn a lot. This is a great field trip destination!
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