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Georgia Aquarium – world’s largest aquarium

January 21st, 2011

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
  • 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)

  • Georgia Explorer
  • 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)

  • Ocean Voyager
  • 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)

  • River Scout
  • 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)

  • Tropical Diver
  • 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)

  • 4D Theater
  • 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)

  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • 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: Feel the stingrays by touching them gently at the Georgia Explorer Touch Pool.

Click Photo to enlarge: Corals in ColdWater Quest Gallery.

Click Photo to enlarge: Visitors touching the corals – ColdWater Quest.

Click Photo to enlarge: Beluga whale in Cold Water Quest.

Click Photo to enlarge: Weedy Sea Dragon, beautiful isn’t it?

Click Photo to enlarge: Penguins! There’s a compartment where kids (or adults) can go in to have a closer view.

Click Photo to enlarge: Looks like a senior penguin.

Click Photo to enlarge: Ocean Voyager aquarium gigantic acrylic viewing window.

Click Photo to enlarge: Ocean Voyager – at certain time, a volunteer will tell you what’s in this gigantic aquarium.

Click Photo to enlarge: Ocean Voyager -hammerhead sharks are enormous.

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..

Click Photo to enlarge: With fishes big and small, wonder why the predators does not eat smaller ones? Because they fed them well. 🙂

Click Photo to enlarge: Get a chance to go for Behind the Scenes Tour, and go above the Ocean Voyager Gallery.

Click Photo to enlarge: Ladies working behind the scene.

Click Photo to enlarge: Tropical Diver – Curious garden eels popping up out of the sand standing on their tails.

Click Photo to enlarge: Tropical Diver – Jellyfish.

Click Photo to enlarge: Tropical Diver – One of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world

Click Photo to enlarge: Tropical Diver – Close-up shot of aquarium.

Click Photo to enlarge: Information about the exhibits are available in all places.

Click Photo to enlarge: Georgia Aquarium, view from Sun Dial Restaurant.

Click Photo to enlarge: View of the entrance from Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA

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. 🙂

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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.

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