Do you know what it is like to be in the World’s largest aquarium? AWESOME 🙂
The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at Pemberton Place, is the world’s largest aquarium with more than 8.5 million US gallons (31,000 m³) of marine and fresh water housing more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species. (Source : Wikipedia)
First of all, the photos here do not really do justice to the awesomeness of the world’s largest aquarium.
Secondly, forget about any of the aquariums that you have visited before, because this is the world’s largest! 🙂
Georgia Aquarium are made up of a few galleries:
- Cold Water Quest
- Georgia Explorer
- Ocean Voyager
- River Scout
- Tropical Diver
- 4D Theater
- Behind the Scenes Tour
Beluga whales and more give you a glimpse of the rich variety of life found in cold ocean waters. Penguins, southern sea otters and touch pools bring this gallery to life. (Presented by GeorgiaPacific)
Connect with the Georgia Coast in this highly interactive gallery. A loggerhead sea turtle, lionfish and several touchpools provide an up-close encounter with inhabitants of our state. (Presented by SunTrust)
Home to whale sharks and manta rays, Ocean Voyager is the world’s largest aquarium exhibit with 6.3 million gallons of water. Watch thousands of animals in front of the largest viewing window in North America. (Built by The Home Depot)
Discover a wide diversity of animals found in the rivers of Africa, South America, Asia and even Georgia. Piranha, Asian small-clawed otters and American alligators illustrate what lives in fresh waters. (Presented by Southern Company)
Living corals and thousands of colorful reef fish present a faithful recreation of a tropical Pacific coral reef, while jellies arrange themselves like a gallery of living art. (Presented by airTran)
The 4D Theater is one of the most advanced in the world, employing interactive seats and unique special effects that are built into the theater itself. By creating a set of “4D” effects that are synchronized to the film production, the 4D Theater adds another layer of immersive fun for audiences. (Presented by AT&T)
Explore the secrets of the Georgia Aquarium! Discover some of our most popular exhibits from a view that only a Behind the Scenes tour can give you! Get closer to the stars of the Aquarium (our animals) and learn about what it takes to keep the world’s largest aquarium running.
Click Photo to enlarge: Visitors touching the corals – ColdWater Quest.
Click Photo to enlarge: Ocean Voyager – Schools of predatory trevally jacks, squadrons of small and large stingrays, enormous goliath grouper and hammerhead sharks all ply the waters of this ocean habitat containing more than six million gallons of saltwater..
If you intend to cover the entire aquarium and all exhibits, take some time to plan your visit by visiting the official website.
Behind The Scene tour and 4D Theater requires ticket, and you need to get them from the ticket counter.
However, if you’re using the CityPASS, the ticket includes Deepo’s 4-D theater, and a Quick Dip 20-minute tour on top of your expedited entrance. 🙂
Georgia Aquarium is a must-visit attraction in Atlanta, and one thing that I was grateful to have with me then was the Atlanta CityPASS, allowing me to visit six most popular attractions conveniently, and “express entrance” to Georgia Aquarium without the need for a long queue too.