Family Fun at the Georgia Aquarium

I have been wanting to visit the Georgia Aquarium for a while. Everyone has always said how great it is. I knew my niece really wanted to go and I promised I would take her one day soon. Well that day came and we decided to do a fun family outing to the aquarium.

Family Fun at the Georgia Aquarium www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

We purchased the tickets on the website and printed out the tickets. There were no lines when we went so we walked straight in. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the western hemisphere with 10 million gallons of water. There is plenty to see and do while there. We honestly didn’t even get the chance to see it all.

Albino Alligator ©2016 HollyDayz
Albino Alligator ©2016 HollyDayz
Beautiful Colors ©2016 HollyDayz
Beautiful Colors ©2016 HollyDayz

We had a great time walking around seeing otters, sharks, all types of fish, sea nettles, albino alligators, and so much more. Of course I was looking for Nemo and Dory and my discovery left me a bit disappointed. (You will have to watch the vlog to find out why.) Everything was split amongst 2 floors and in different sections.

So much to see ©2016 HollyDayz
So much to see ©2016 HollyDayz
There is a moving walk way here ©2016 HollyDayz
There is a moving walk way here ©2016 HollyDayz

Some of the areas even had moving walk ways to allow you to stand on it and look up at all the creatures swimming above and around you. There was one tank that was so amazing and fascinating that my family and I dubbed it “the best tank.” It was huge and there were divers swimming around with a guide. Another followed them taking pictures and videos. There was so much to see and so much going on in the tank.

Divers swimming around ©2016 HollyDayz
Divers swimming around ©2016 HollyDayz

Another area was like a huge tank taking up the entire wall. You were able to either sit on the steps or on the ground and just enjoy watching everything swim by. We sat down for a while watching all types of fish and sharks going by. It was really nice and we enjoyed it. There are a few areas that allow you to touch a sting ray and other things. No worry there is Purell on hand afterwards.

Having some fun with the family ©2016 HollyDayz
Having some fun with the family ©2016 HollyDayz

I also did some crawling around to really get up close and personal with some penguins. There was a little area where you could stand up and look out the glass and see them walking around. It was pretty cool. We didn’t get to see one of the shows because the theater filled up quickly so if you want to see one get on the line early! There are games you can play and I lost them all to my niece. She was just too good.

Crawled over to the pengiuns ©2016 HollyDayz
Crawled over to the penguins ©2016 HollyDayz

If you are in the Atlanta area I highly suggest visiting the Georgia Aquarium. There is plenty to see and fun for the entire family. There is also plenty to do in the surrounding area. So head on over there and have some family fun at the Georgia Aquarium.

Have you ever been to the Georgia Aquarium?

37 thoughts on “Family Fun at the Georgia Aquarium

  • July 22, 2016 at 9:31 am
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    Looks like someone had fun! We have Underwater World here at the Mall of America. It looks real similar to the one in GA.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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      We had a ton of fun, especially my niece. I will have to check out Underwater World.

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  • July 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm
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    I just left the Chattanooga aquarium last week and it was awesome so I’m going to check out GA next

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm
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      Aquariums are a lot of fun. This one was a must see because it is the largest in these parts. Glad you had fun.

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  • July 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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    I’m so ashamed to admit this: I’ve never been. All of my children have either with my hubs or their school but I personally have never been. I’ve got to go and your post reminded me. LOL! I’ll make the trip.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm
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      I hope you get there soon then. It is a great place. You and your family would have a nice time.

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  • July 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm
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    Great review, I love the Georgia Aquarium. It is certainly one of the best around; although I don’t live near the A I’ve been twice.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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      Thank you. It is such a nice and fun place.

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  • July 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm
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    That room where you can walk under the water looks so cool. I’ve never been at an aquarium where you can do that. Must be amazing to see all the fish around you.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm
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      It was cool. There were so many really cool areas that we enjoyed.

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  • July 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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    Same here…I’ve neverrbeen to an aquarium with a moving walkway. I also have never seen an albino alligator and penguins!!!

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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      I haven’t either. That was a first for me, but pretty cool to allow you to enjoy that way.

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  • July 24, 2016 at 12:59 am
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    I haven’t been to the Georgia Aquarium but I’ve been to the one here in Dallas and I love it. I’ll have to visit this one next time I’m in ATL.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm
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      Yes, put that on your list next time you get to Atlanta. It is really nice.

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  • July 24, 2016 at 9:24 am
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    Aquariums are probably my favorite family outing. It’s so cool you got to see an albino alligator.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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      It was cool and a little creepy lol. He had this little smirk on his face.

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  • July 24, 2016 at 10:20 am
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    Looks like you guys had a ball! Visiting aquariums is a great way to spend time with the family/group and we have one such in Boston too.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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      We had a lot of fun. It was a really nice aquarium.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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      Thank you. I’m glad you had the chance to experience it. It is a lot of fun.

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  • July 24, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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    Looks great! Love the walk way tank, I think I could watch the fish swim by all day and not get sick of it! We just visited the Baltimore aquarium this weekend and had a wonderful time!

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    • July 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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      We sat down around a lot of the tanks or stood watching for awhile. You can definitely become mesmorized by it.

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  • July 24, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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    I love aquariums!! this looks like it was fun. I actually have one in my own city and have never been. I actually forgot about it. This reminded me I need to go!

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    • July 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm
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      This one was great. It it pretty big. You should go you would enjoy it.

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  • July 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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    After I watched the Finding Dory movie, I have wanted to go to the aquarium. Unfortunately, my city doesn’t have one. I should have visited the one in Georgia when I was there last month!

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    • July 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm
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      I still need to go see Finding Dory, I am slacking haha. If you get the chance to go back to Georgia maybe you can visit this one.

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  • July 25, 2016 at 7:59 am
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    Looks like great fun! What a fun and educational way to spend the day with the family. Love your write-up and great photos!

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    • July 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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      Thank you, it was very fun and educational.

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  • July 25, 2016 at 8:53 am
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    I love the aquarium!! If it’s your birthday you get in free!!! Told my hubby I wanted to go this year.

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    • July 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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      That is really cool. I hope you do go this year and enjoy.

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  • July 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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    The Georgia Aquarium is awesome! My husband and I usually go once a year to check it out.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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    • July 28, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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      That is so awesome you go as an annual thing. Love that.

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  • July 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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    We love the aquarium. We haven’t been to the Georgia Aquarium in a while. Which is kind of sad since we live here. But we have enjoyed past visits. We have to get back though I want to see those penguins.

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    • July 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm
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      Oh yea you have to go back. Seems like they are always trying to keep things fresh and new for people to enjoy over and over.

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    • July 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm
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      If you get there, this is a great place to visit.

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