The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world and it lives up to expectations. At 10 million gallons, it is home to 100, 000 animals and 500 species; it is the only aquarium outside of Asia that has whale sharks. The exhibits are split into six sections that represent different environments: Georgia Explorer, Tropical Diver, Ocean Voyager, Cold Water Quest, River Scout, and Dolphin Tales.
One thing I loved about the Georgia Aquarium was the level of visitor participation. You can touch sting rays and other small creatures, get up close and personal with penguins, or walk though a tunnel that makes you feel like you are underwater. For some extra dough you can get even closer with their new animal encounter programs, including belugas and sea otters!
One of my favourite parts of the aquarium was the otter tank. We stood there watching them play until they kicked us out at closing. We got the chance to speak with one of the staff members who look after the otters and she told us all about her job and what a day in the life of an otter looks like.
If you plan on spending some time in Atlanta check out their CityPass which gets you into 5 of the city’s best attractions for a discounted rate!