Awesome Reasons to Take the Family To The Georgia Aquarium
First, let me begin by saying that the Georgia Aquarium is absolutely amazing. We were there just recently, and it was a day filled with wonder, exploration, LOTS of questions, and just a general overall sense of wonder at the sheer size of the oceans of our planet. The Georgia Aquarium is more than just fish and other sea life, it’s a way for kids to explore the ocean and a way for the aquarium itself to help us all learn while keeping the animals happy and healthy.
Awesome Reasons to Explore the Ocean at the Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is a true monument to what man can and should do to support our environment. This 501c, not for profit aquarium that does work to help the oceans with their world-renowned researchers who work on all sorts of projects to protect and restore our oceans and ocean life. Their 11,000 square foot hospital allows them to properly maintain the health of their animals with preventative care, as well as performing on-site surgery to reduce the stress level on the animals.
While we were there touring the the absolutely massive amount of exhibits (weighing in at 6.3 million gallons of water contained within them in total) we got to see endangered species, a plethora of fish and other aquatic life, as well as George the penguin, their mascot! We saw a lot, so let’s look at 7 reasons your family should explore the ocean at Georgia Aquarium.
Swim with Sea Life
Yes, you read correctly. You can actually swim with some amazing sea life at the Georgia Aquarium. Visitors can explore the ocean in a literal sense and enjoy an experience like no other, diving with whale sharks, manta rays, and other sea life.
Perfect for both vacationers and locals, Imagination Nights offer a great way to explore the aquarium at discounted rates. With Imagination Nights tickets, visitors can explore the ocean via the Georgia Aquarium at savings of over 30% of normal admission. The entire aquarium is open during this time, including the AT&T Celebration, the new dolphin presentation. Visitors can also enjoy 10% off purchases at the Cafe Aquaria.
Beluga Interactive Program
Visitors can enjoy getting to know the Georgia Aquarium’s beluga whales in this interactive program. Under the guidance of one of the aquariums caretakers, visitors suit up and stand waist-deep in the beluga habitat, getting an up close and personal experience. In addition, visitors will also participate in an educational experience on the biology, conservation, and training and care of beluga whales.
The Waddle Walk is something you can’t miss at the aquarium. Every day around 10 to 11 in the morning, trainers lead several African penguins on a daily stroll across the main atrium. It allows visitors to see this beautiful birds up close and gives the penguins enrichment and new stimuli.
Magic of Exploration
Reason to explore the ocean at the Georgia Aquarium is the sheer amount of exploration and learning opportunities that abound there. Every aquarium has tanks and animals, not every aquarium is so committed to hands-on exploration and education. That’s what impresses me the most about the Georgia Aquarium – their commitment to the oceans that they teach everyone about.
Georgia Aquarium Winter Fest
Now through March 31, 2017, you can enjoy Georgia Aquarium’s Winter Fest which offers limited-time experiences and several ways to save on a visit.
Explore the Ocean on Dry Land
The Georgia Aquarium is one of the best in the country, in my opinion. With their expansive facility, commitment to education, and bringing people and sea life together, the Georgia Aquarium is the best way to explore the ocean outside of living in a submarine full time.