June is World Ocean’s Month and there’s no better time to talk about the crucial importance of protecting our oceans right here in Atlanta. We were invited to Georgia Aquarium to check out the new and exciting additions for their 10th Anniversary Celebration. I decided to bring my mom along with us since she had never been to Georgia Aquarium before.
New Touch Pools
My girls have been to Georgia Aquarium once, but they’ve never touched a shark before. They loved the new 6,000-gallon touch pool located on the second floor at the end of Aquanaut Adventure. These new touch pools are designed to be accessible for visitors of all ages and physical abilities.
My mom didn’t want to touch the shark, even though they are small. However, she did touch a stingray for the first time in her life!
Under the Boardwalk
I haven’t seen sea lions since we went to San Fransisco on our honeymoon. SunTrust Pier 225’s live presentation, Under the Boardwalk, features the highly social California sea lions. The 20-25 minutes show let’s you watch firsthand as their dedicated trainers interact with the sea lions.
AT&T Dolphin Celebration
The girls favorite presentation is the AT&T Dolphin Celebration experience. It’s different every time I see it, and if you are brave enough to sit in the first 10 rows, you have the opportunity to get drenched by splashing dolphins.
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea
Since our last visit, they have added a fascinating visual representation of the pollution in our oceans, and its devastating effects on marine life. The art exhibition features sculptures of ocean animal life constructed entirely of plastic that was purchased by someone, discarded, became waterborne and landed on a beach where someone else picked it up and made a difference.
The pieces will be on display throughout Georgia Aquarium through September 25, 2016. Each piece includes educational facts about the art and tips on how we can reduce pollution and help preserve our world’s oceans.
What Can You Do?
• Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Invest in a reusable water bottle instead of using single-use plastic bottles.
• “Paper or plastic?” Neither! Bring your own reusable bags and avoid products with excess packaging.
• Avoid body care products containing tiny plastic “micro-scrubbers” that wash down the drain into our oceans.
• Keep our beaches clean! Organize or join clean-up activities in your area.
1/2 Price Father’s Day Promotion
Georgia Aquarium wants to treat all Dads with half price admission on Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Dad will receive half off his general admission ticket with purchase of one full price admission (adult, child or senior). Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Offer redeemable on June 19, 2016 only.
Save 20% off Gate Admission Prices
Save 20% off gate admission prices when you purchase online or through a call center.
For a limited time only, save 20% off walk up pricing as a special thank you for being loyal guests and fans! Available 7 days a week! Purchase in advance online or call 404.581.4000 to take advantage of this great offer.
- Adult (ages 13-64): $31.96 + tax
- Child (ages 3-12): $27.16 + tax
- Senior (age 65+): $28.76 + tax
To make the most of your summer visit, download the new mobile app to get special Aquarium itinerary just for you. Take a look at the Upcoming Events calendar to see all the Georgia Aquarium happenings.
I was provided with complementary tickets for our visit by the company or agency representing the company.