While on our Atlanta, Georgia family vacation, we went to the Georgia Aquarium. I must say that after hearing about the aquarium from so many people I was a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a great aquarium. But after all the build up there was nothing overly special or unique about it. With that said the beluga whales were gone for renovation and it was incredibly overpriced. (They will not give you a military discount at the door. Instead to get the military price, you must buy tickets on a nearby military base.) We would not go back based on the price.
They did have several touch pools that my kids loved. They got to touch stingrays, starfish, and a bunch of other stuff.
There were five areas with lots of various sea life to see.
My son was thrilled to meet Nemo. (They don’t actually call him Nemo, but I can’t remember his name and he does look a lot like Nemo!)
There was a dark area with lots of jellyfish. The jellyfish area was my favorite. They are mesmerizing to watch.
We were done with the main areas cover by regular admission within two hours. I hear from StressFreeBaby that a dolphin exhibit is on its way in 2011!
Other activities available with extra costs were a movie and shark exhibit.
Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker Street, across the street from the north end of Centennial Olympic Park.
There is no outside food, beverage or gum permitted inside the Aquarium. Also, guns, knives, lighters and matches are not permitted inside. Pets are not allowed. Only guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities and working dogs in training are permitted inside the Aquarium.