Is the Atlanta Aquarium worth it?

Is the Atlanta Aquarium worth it?

Yes, yes the Georgia Aquarium is worth it. The Georgia Aquarium is world class, even if it didn’t quite live up to the hype for us. It’s going to take the average visitor at least three hours to explore, putting the cost at around $10/hour even if you do not purchase a combo-ticket.

What is special about the Atlanta Aquarium?

Georgia Aquarium is a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.

How much does it cost to swim with the sharks at the Georgia Aquarium?

The Swim Program costs $239.95 plus tax for non-Members and $212.95 plus tax for Annual Pass Members. All equipment for the swim, certificate of participation, t-shirt and a souvenir photo are included. General admission into the Aquarium is NOT included and must be purchased separately.

How long does it take to walk through the Atlanta Aquarium?

about 3-4 hours
We recommend about 3-4 hours to view our entire Aquarium. Weekends are our busiest times, so be sure to arrive early.

Which is better Atlanta zoo or aquarium?

Zoo Atlanta and Georgia Aquarium are both recommended by expert writers. On balance, Georgia Aquarium is the choice of most professionals compared to Zoo Atlanta. Georgia Aquarium ranks #2 in Atlanta with endorsements from 8 reviews like Frommer’s, Travel + Leisure and Lonely Planet.

Why is the Georgia Aquarium so expensive?

The upkeep of the facilities, the work with/on/for animals that they do, and the conservation they support costs a lot of money. It’s the second largest aquarium in the world (and the largest in the US).

How many whale sharks have died at Georgia Aquarium?

We found from 2012 to 2017, three Beluga whales died at the aquarium, sparking protests back then. The Animal Welfare Institute warned then and maintains now that life spans can be shortened due to captivity. Meanwhile, aquarium officials reported in each case they used “exhaustive” and “extraordinary” health care.

Why is the Georgia Aquarium famous?

Georgia Aquarium is one of the world’s largest and most captivating aquariums. The habitat holds 6.3 million gallons of water and features whale sharks – the largest fish in the world – and the only manta rays in a U.S. aquarium.

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How big is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta?

The largest exhibit at Georgia Aquarium measures 284 feet long x 126 feet wide x 30 feet deep at the maximum depth. It holds 6.3 million gallons of water and is home to whale sharks, manta rays and more swimmers. The second largest exhibit holds 800,000 gallons of water and is home to six beluga whales.

Are there special needs at the Georgia Aquarium?

Georgia Aquarium makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs. Please be aware that to participate in this program, guests must be able to navigate the animal habitat spaces with minimal assistance, and must be able to understand and take direction in English from staff members.

Are there any cancellations at the Georgia Aquarium?

Due to the nature of caring for animals, Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to modify, cancel and/or reschedule programs without notice. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible. Where do I go when I arrive?