Programs, Events & Sleepovers

Programs, Events & Sleepovers

Aquarium Programs and Events

Beluga Interactive Program

Get to know Georgia Aquarium’s beluga whales! In our Beluga Interactive Program, you’ll come face to face with these engaging arctic mammals under the guidance of one of our fantastic animal caretakers.

Ticket Price:
Adult, Child, Senior: $180.95 + tax
Annual Member: $162.95 + tax

Age Requirements: While there is not technically a minimum age, all participants must be at least 60 inches tall and weigh less than or equal to 300 pounds. Each guest under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult (one adult per minor required). Participants under the age of 18 must have a program liability waiver signed and dated by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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All Access Backstage Pass

Go behind the scenes to experience some of the day-to-day operations at Georgia Aquarium. You’ll discover fascinating facts about our marine life, learn about our research and conservation initiatives to protect our world oceans and get an exclusive look at our incredible galleries.

Tours offer the opportunity to come closer than ever before to our animal inhabitants, featuring visits to the topside decks of our Ocean Voyager and Tropical Diver galleries. Additionally, guests will get to visit our Correll Center, commissary and Ocean Voyager filtration room, where we house all the equipment to filter our 6.3 million gallon habitat.

Tour Times: Daily, every half hour from 10:30am – 4pm

Pricing (Non-Members): $15

Tour Length: 45 minutes

All ages are welcomed on this tour. High heels, food, drinks and strollers are not permitted on this tour. There are no restroom stops along the tour route. Cameras are allowed.

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Journey with Gentle Giants - SCUBA Dive

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to SCUBA dive with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, in Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit. This 6.3 million gallon exhibit houses thousands of fish including zebra sharks, sawfish and more!

Ticket Price:
Adult, Child, Senior: $335.95 + tax
Annual Member: $302.95 + tax

All participants must be age 12 and older.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water. Proof of Open Water SCUBA certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization must be provided, along with photo identification. All participants must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated prior to participating in the program.

Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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Journey with Gentle Giants - Swim

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, in Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit. This 6.3 million gallon exhibit houses thousands of fish including zebra sharks, sawfish and more!

Ticket Price:
Adult, Child, Senior: $235.95 + tax
Annual Member: $212.95 + tax

All participants must be age 12 and older.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water. No diving/snorkeling experience required. All participants must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated prior to participating in the program.

Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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Rebreather Dive Progam

Deepen your experience and extend your bottom time: in conjunction with our renowned SCUBA program, Georgia Aquarium is now proud to offer a try-dive rebreather experience (no bubbles!). Now guests can enjoy our majestic whale sharks, manta rays, and other exotic species while donning some of the newest and most innovative rebreather equipment to date. Open Water SCUBA divers ages 15 and up are eligible to participate in this all-inclusive experience with over an hour dive time. All equipment is provided; however, divers are encouraged to bring their personal masks.

Ticket Price: $495.95 plus tax. 
Program price includes admission to the Aquarium, all shows & galleries, all equipment, certificate of participation, exclusive t-shirt, souvenir photo and HD video of your experience.

All participants must be age 15 or older.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water. Proof of Open Water SCUBA certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization must be provided, along with photo identification. All participants must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated prior to participating in the program.

Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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Sleepovers

Pack your gear for an overnight adventure like no other! Georgia Aquarium now offers sleepover programs for families and youth groups to see what goes on at night at the world’s most inspiring aquarium. Sleepovers include admission into the Aquarium, behind the scenes tour, guided adventure through the galleries and more! Book your Sleepover today by calling 404-581-4000. 

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Small Celebrations

Perfect for kid's parties, scout gatherings and more!

If you're looking for a special place to celebrate without all the hassle, Georgia Aquarium is your destination! Our all-inclusive birthday parties offer a day of fun at Georgia Aquarium without all the stress of planning a party - our Aquarium staff do all the work!

Your day of fun includes a party AND Aquarium admission for all your guests, all for about an extra $10-$15 per guest on top of regular admission!

 

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Upcoming Events

The Georgia Aquarium hosts special events throughout the year. See what is coming up and learn how you can join us! 

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Dolphin Encounter

In this exhilarating poolside animal interaction, you’ll go backstage inside our dolphin theater to meet, touch and feed one of our incredible dolphins. Spend some time with one or more of the delightfully charismatic dolphins in our care, and you’ll quickly understand what makes these marine mammals some of Georgia Aquarium’s most popular animals. During this dolphin experience, you’ll see many of the ways we care for our dolphins, participate in a training session and touch a dolphin during this hands-on poolside encounter. As you make the acquaintance of your new dolphin friends, you’ll even learn a few important things about these extraordinary animals.

Ticket Price:
Adult, Child, Senior:
$64.95 + tax
Annual Member: $58.95 + tax

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE General Admission or entry to AT&T Dolphin Celebration.

Participants must be at least 7 years old to participate.

All participants under age 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. There is a maximum of 3 children (ages 16 and under) per paying adult.

Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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Sea Otter Encounter

With our unique sea otter encounter experience, you can go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and interact with these charismatic animals. Over the course of approximately 40 minutes, you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the sea otter facility and a special educational presentation on sea otters, then help prepare a sea otter meal, and finally, participate in an exciting sea otter training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers. The otter encounter experience offers exclusive, up-close and personal animal encounters with sea otters while learning more about the Aquarium's rescue, research and conservation initiatives, which includes providing much-needed homes for orphaned and stranded sea otters! You’ll even take home a professional photo of your special and meaningful experience, courtesy of Georgia Aquarium.

Ticket Price:
Adult, Child, Senior: $59.95 + tax
Annual Member: $53.95 + tax

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE General Admission or entry to the to AT&T Dolphin Celebration presentation.

Participants must be at least 7 years old to participate.

All participants under age 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. There is a maximum of 3 children (ages 16 and under) per paying adult.

Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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Penguin Encounter

Penguins are among our most beloved animals here at Georgia Aquarium. Now, in our Penguin Encounter, you can go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and meet a penguin! In this program, you’ll enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin, and you’ll also learn much more about these incredible animals, including how we care for them, as well as our research and conservation initiatives on their behalf – which are supported by your ticket dollars and participation in this program! At the close of this approximately 30-minute experience, you’ll have a greater understanding and appreciation of these remarkable birds, and you’ll even take home a professional photo of your memorable day courtesy of Georgia Aquarium.

Ticket Price:
Adult, Child, Senior: $59.95 + tax
Annual Member: $53.95 + tax

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE General Admission or entry to the to AT&T Dolphin Celebration presentation.

Participants must be at least 7 years old to participate.

All participants under age 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. There is a maximum of 3 children (ages 16 and under) per paying adult.

Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

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Camp H2O

Camp H2O is an Atlanta day camp and a wonderful opportunity for kids to grow their imagination while exploring the world's most magical aquarium. Camp H2O is an exciting experience for children grades First through Fifth, offered during Summer and Winter breaks. Our programs provide campers with a unique experience that involves animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, opportunities to meet the animal caregivers and much more.

 

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