The Georgia Aquarium is one of my top favorite places to visit.
Growing up, I don’t remember a time in my life when we didn’t have a personal aquarium or fish tank someplace in our home.
My mom was a huge personal aquarium person. We had rooms of tanks and not all were the same water type, so that made it extra hard to maintain. I remember the work and time she put into these incredible worlds. I also recall how many times I got roped into packing five-gallon buckets of water. But I loved sitting in front of a huge tank watching the fish swimming in their underwater empire.
That might be one of the reasons I love touring aquariums so much. Or why one of my favorite colors is blue…
The Georgia Aquarium was actually the second aquarium I ever visited. I took my youngest son to this aquarium when he was five years old for a Christmas treat right after it opened in 2005. He loved it! And so did I. This resulted in me going back again and again. I’m sure I sold the trips as educational for my son, but we all knew it was me who wanted to go back.
For this aquarium visit, my mom came out to Georgia for a week from Wyoming. I knew she would love seeing something like this, so I surprised her with a day trip to Atlanta. I was not wrong. She was so fun to watch and I got more of a kick out of seeing the delight on her face than I did from the actual aquarium itself.
We also invited our kids, who are all grown and out on their own. They had a pretty good time, too. 🙂 I think…
This aquarium has a great breakup of individual encounters and exhibits. I love how well they represent each of the different themes with incredible details.
For me, the facts are so much fun to read.
I also enjoy the different shows and 4D movie experiences.
Every time I go, I see something completely new.
For those that can’t make it in person, there is another very cool feature. The Georgia Aquarium allows fans to view live webcams through their website.
Georgia Aquarium WebCam
My favorites are the Puffins and the Jelly Fish. 🙂
This place is huge and there is so much to see. You can’t see everything in one visit. We left exhausted but ready to go back again.
It really was a good time for all of us.
Noted Bucket List Item: Do one of the Behind the Seas tours – or even a Shark Cage Dive. Who knows what it might be. But you will be the first to see the results.