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Georgia Aquarium

Day Trips
Located in Atlanta

The Georgia Aquarium is adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park and the new World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta and sits on 9.5 acres of land, which was donated by the Coca-Cola Company. Although the Georgia Aquarium is a 580,000 square-foot facility, from groundbreaking to the opening, the construction process took only 27 months.

The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium with more than eight million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium. The exterior of the building was designed to look like a giant ship breaking through a wave. As guests enter the huge atrium inside the building, they are led into the facility by a "wall of fish". They then have the choice of entering five galleries. Each gallery is easily identified by an icon and signage at the entrance: Georgia Explorer has a lighthouse; River Scout displays a cascading waterfall; Cold Water Quest has an ice-covered cliff; Ocean Voyager offers a window into the huge habitat; and Tropical Diver has two video screens displaying the perspective of a fish on a reef. After traveling through one gallery, guests return to the main atrium before entering the next gallery.

There are 60 exhibits at the Atlanta Georgia Aquarium with 12,000 square feet of viewing windows. The acrylic used in the windows weighs a total of 328 tons. The largest exhibit holds 6.3 million gallons of water and measures 284' long x 126' wide x 30' deep at its largest points. It was specially designed to house whale sharks alongside tens of thousands of other animals that typically live along a coral reef and out to the open ocean. Georgia Aquarium boasts a 100-foot long tunnel and the largest aquarium window in the western hemisphere with views into the whale shark habitat. The second largest habitat, 800,000 gallons, was specially designed to simulate...

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404)581-4000
www.georgiaaquarium.org