The Guinness Book of World Records named the Georgia Aquarium the largest aquarium in the world; holding up to 10 million gallons of water, tens of thousands of fish, with six gallery exhibits, and covering 13 acres.
Located on the corner of Centennial Olympic Drive and Baker Street NW in Atlanta, Georgia, the aquarium is the definition of a sea within the city. It focuses on entertainment, education, research, and preservation.
The aquarium opened its doors on Nov. 23, 2005 and one year later 3.6 million visitors had taken in the splendor and wonder of this $290 million dollar project.
Now with that being said, let’s talk numbers. The price for admission into to aquarium is $26 for adults, $20 children, $22 seniors, and $19.95 for college students (after 3 p.m. from Jan. 21 – May 21.) However, we want to get you there for less. An Atlanta City Pass can save you 45 percent on your admission into the aquarium and also includes five other attractions such as: World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio tour, and your choice of Zoo Atlanta or Atlanta History Center and Fernbank Museum of Natural History or High Museum of Art.
The City Pass is a booklet that gives you expedited service to the attractions. An example of the City Pass savings: For one adult the price is $69 plus $1 processing fee. Any combination of the five selected attractions can cost upwards to $140 for an adult plus the price of parking, which averages about $10 for the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN, and High Museum of Art. Free parking for Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta History Center, and Fernbank. The savings for the City Pass is worth it.
What should you expect when visiting the aquarium? Well, once you enter the Atrium, there are six galleries of exhibits to choose from. The main attraction is AT& T’s Dolphin Tales. This theatrical performance introduces you to Captain Star Spinner who takes you on a voyage to conquer the evil sea creature.
The show is has five Bottlenose dolphins and an interactive audience experience complete with simulated lightening, rain, wind, and sea mist to give you that ultimate ‘at sea’ experience.
The Georgia Aquarium is one of Atlanta premier attractions living up to it’s world renown status and making it one of the places to put your ‘things to see’ list.