Things To Do In Atlanta: The Georgia Aquarium

Summer is approaching and kids are out of school. In my case, I am always looking fun ways to get out and spend the day with my toddler.

I spent the last couple days out in Los Angeles house hunting. As soon as we got back to the east coast, I was focused on doing some fun things with Madison. Some nasty weather greeted us for the week, so I decided what better way to spend a rainy day than a trip to the aquarium. Atlanta isn’t a far drive for us, and my best friend lives there, so we made a day of it!

10 Million Gallons of Water

The Georgia Aquarium is located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia on Baker Street. This place is huge! It houses over 10 million gallons of water for a variety of marine species. They have several shows, including Under The Board Walk, Dolphin Celebration, Coastal Predators and multiple 4-D presentations. You can easily spend an entire day. Don’t worry about lunch, they offer lots of options inside, including snacks and everything from coffee to wine.

I suggest checking out the website or downloading their app. Plan your day in advance to make the most of your visit.

Tickets are about $40 for adults and children 3-12 are about $25. I did just read that, on Father’s Day, dad tickets will be $20 each!

The aquarium offers an insane amount of programs and events, so be sure to utilize the website. Check what relevant info would play in your favor before making the trip. If you are making a weekend trip to the Atlanta area, check out the City Pass option on the aquarium website.

Touch, See and Learn

We began our day at the Dolphin Celebration. My two year old absolutely loved it. Word to the wise, if you sit in the first few rows, specifically front and center, there is a very high likelihood that you will not walk out of the show in dry clothes. Maybe seek higher ground or come prepared.

Next, we moved through the Ocean Voyage. Madison “oohed and aahed” over the massive whale sharks swimming over top of her while walking through the tunnels. I think they even have a behind the scenes option if you wanted to swim with them, which would make for an epic idea!

We slowly moved on to each of the fun sections of the aquarium, breaking for a snack midday.

Be sure to spend some time in the adventure section for kids. There is so much for them to touch, see and learn. This may have been one of my daughters favorite areas. It was extremely hands on, including a sting ray touch tank.

We spent almost 4.5 hours in the aquarium and concluded the day with Pizza at Fullinis.

This post is in no way sponsored, I just wanted to share info about a gem in the area. It’s a great way to spend a day with your family, kids or even just a fun date day!

Here is the link to the aquarium and all the info you may need.

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Jessica McClendon

This is me, an East Tennessee transplant to Los Angeles, California, wife to Jacques McClendon, my handsome better half and mom to baby girl Madison who is two.

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