Ticketing Options

Select General Admission and don't forget to add Parking or any of our Encounters to make the most of your visit to Georgia Aquarium:


2019 Beluga Interaction Program

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

During this unique interaction, you’ll suit up and stand waist-deep in our beluga habitat alongside our beluga whale trainers. This intimate and interactive session allows participants to form emotional connections with these magnificent animals that inspire a greater appreciation for the natural world.

For the Safety of all participants:

  • - All participants must be at least 60 inches (5’0”) tall and weigh less than or equal to 300 pounds
  • - Each guest age 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • - We Require a Ratio of 1:1 (One Adult per One Minor) for this experience
  • - Participants ages 17 and under must have a program liability waiver signed and dated by a parent or court appointed legal guardian




2019 Seal Encounter

With our unique Seal Encounter, you can go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and interact with these charismatic animals. Over the course of approximately 30 minutes, you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the harbor seal facility and a special educational presentation on seals, then participate in an exciting harbor seal training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers. The seal encounter experience offers exclusive, up close and personal animal encounters with harbor seals while learning more about the Aquarium's rescue, research and conservation initiatives. You’ll even take home a professional photo of your special and meaningful experience, courtesy of Georgia Aquarium.

Minimum age is 7 years. All guests ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per participating 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.




2019 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.

Minimum age is 7 years. All guests ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per participating 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.




2019 Sea Otter Encounter

With our unique Sea Otter Encounter, you can go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and interact with these charismatic animals. Over the course of approximately 30 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.

Minimum age is 7 years. All guests ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per participating 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.




2019 Penguin Encounter

You’ll enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin. You’ll also learn much more about how we care for these animals and our research and conservation initiatives.

Minimum age is 7 years. All guests ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per participating 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.




2019 Dolphin Celebration Reserved Seating
Skip the line and enjoy preferred seating for our AT&T Dolphin Celebration with our new Reserved Seating Option! Purchase your Dolphin Celebration Reserved Seat in advance of the presentation and spend more time exploring the rest of the aquarium. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the show to be seated. Reserved seats are located outside of the splash zone. There is no seating after the theater doors close, and there are no refunds if you are not able to attend your selected show. Tickets are not valid for entrance to Georgia Aquarium. Guests with wheelchairs are not required to purchase reservered seating.


2019 Dive with Whale Sharks

Georgia Aquarium is the only location in the world where diving face-to-fin with whale sharks, the largest fish on Earth, is guaranteed. In our Journey with Gentle Giants experience, plunge into the depths of Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot, and come closer than ever before to a vast diversity of species from three different oceans. Open Water certified divers ages 12 and up are eligible to participate in the SCUBA program. All gear is provided for the 30-minute dive and personal masks are permitted.

All participants (Swim, Dive, or CCR) must be ages 12 and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water.

Adult to Child Ratios:
For the Dive Program, there is a maximum of 7 children (ages 15-17) per participating adult and EACH child ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a participating 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.




2019 Behind the Seas Tours

Explore the secrets of Georgia Aquarium! Get a backstage look at our most popular exhibits from a view that only a Behind the Seas Tour can give you.

Our Behind the Seas tours offer a backstage look at our most popular exhibits. You’ll come closer than ever before to our animal inhabitants with visits to the topside of our galleries, plus you’ll get to visit our Correll Center, commissary and Ocean Voyager filtration room, where we house the equipment that filters our 6.3 million gallon habitat.

Georgia Aquarium's Behind the Seas Tour is proudly sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.




2019 Swim with Whale Sharks

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to snorkel 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!

All participants (Swim, Dive, or CCR) must be ages 12 and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water.

Adult to Child Ratios:
For the Dive Program, there is a maximum of 7 children (ages 15-17) per participating adult and EACH child ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a participating 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.




2019 Parking

The official Georgia Aquarium parking deck operates 1,600 safe, secure, and well-lit spaces attached to the Georgia Aquarium. Your parking space is guaranteed when purchased in advance.
Georgia Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta across from Centennial Olympic Park.

The official Georgia Aquarium parking deck operates 1,600 safe, secure, and well-lit spaces attached to the Georgia Aquarium. Covered and rooftop parking is available.

If you are driving, use the following address for a more direct route to Georgia Aquarium parking: 
357 Luckie Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30313

If you are walking from hotels or attractions in Downtown Atlanta, please use these walking directions.

For your convenience, you can pay for parking in advance online. You will need to print and bring your pre-paid parking ticket with you in order to enter the parking deck. You will be asked to re-scan your ticket in order to exit the parking deck after your visit. There is no re-entry allowed on pre-paid parking.

Please note that the Main Entrance to the Aquarium is a short walk outdoors underneath a covered walkway. Please dress appropriately.

Georgia Aquarium Parking Map



2019 General Admission

General Admission ticket includes all public exhibits, presentations and galleries. $1.00 from each General Admission ticket goes towards our research and conservation efforts.


Our AT&T Dolphin Presentation and Under the Boardwalk sea lion presentation are seated on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend getting in line at least 30 minutes before showtime.


View times for these presentations on our Hours page. For updated daily events, check with our Information Desk when you arrive or download our Mobile App and browse our Daily Schedule.


Text "mobileapp" to 39771 and we will send you a link to download our app.


View our Accessibility page for information on wheelchairs, strollers, food and drink restrictions and more.


Me & Mommy: Georgia Aquarium’s Me & Mommy ticket offer is back! For only $44.95 plus tax, you’ll receive an adult General Admission ticket and up to 4 children’s General Admission tickets (ages 5 and under).


Georgia Residents Discount: Georgia Aquarium is showing our southern hospitality with a special discounted price for our residents of Georgia. Residents of Georgia can visit all day long for the price of an Early Bird ticket. That's just $30.95 + tax regardless of age when you purchase online.




2019 Sea Lion Encounter

With our unique Sea Lion Encounter, you can go behind the scenes and interact with these charismatic animals. Over the course of approximately 30 minutes, you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the California sea lion facility and a special educational presentation on the sea lions, then participate in an exciting sea lion training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers. The Sea Lion Encounter offers exclusive, up close and personal animal encounters with California sea lions while learning more about the Aquarium's rescue, research and conservation initiatives. You’ll even take home a professional photo of your special and meaningful experience, courtesy of Georgia Aquarium.

Minimum age is 7 years. All guests ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per participating 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.




2019 Rebreather Dive Program

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.

All participants (Swim, Dive, or CCR) must be ages 12 and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water.

Adult to Child Ratios:
For the Dive Program, there is a maximum of 7 children (ages 15-17) per participating adult and EACH child ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a participating 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.




Toddler Time

Science on Tap

G2019 Programs Camps
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. No other camp is filled with as much amazement and fun as this one. Camp H2O is an exciting experience for children ages 5 - 13 years offered during Summer break. Camp experiences are tailored for each age group and include intimate animal encounters, adventures behind-the-scenes tours, opportunities to meet our experts and more!




2019 CityPASS

Save 40% off a Georgia Aquarium Anytime Pass, plus 4 more top Atlanta attractions: World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil & Human Rights. Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience. You'll skip most ticket lines, too. Purchase your CityPASS now and get immediate entry to Georgia Aquarium.



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