The Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga., committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium inspires, educates, and entertains its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how much you know about the ocean, the Georgia Aquarium is an experience not to be missed. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world and the downtown attraction is home to countless sea creatures. Its 10 million gallons of water are home to thousands of fish and enthralling marine animals, including gigantic whale sharks, beluga whales and spirited otters. The Georgia Aquarium is also the only one in the country to house manta rays.
Beluga Interactive Program
I recently participated in the Georgia Aquarium’s Beluga & Friends exclusive encounter and we all agreed that it was truly amazing! My children were not very happy with me for not taking them along (it was a school day), but I promised to take them soon! If you love animals (and how could you not), then this program is for you. It was an educational and heart-warming experience. I do have to admit that we all were a little intimidated at first, but once we reached out to pet the whales and felt their cool gentle skin – we instantly connected and didn’t want to get out of the water when our time was up.
Please note that all animal encounters are staffed by knowledgeable experts of Georgia Aquarium’s animal care team who work with the animals daily and deeply understand the individual animals. They ensure the animals’ wellbeing while participants experience the joy and wonder of interacting with some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures.
For those living in Atlanta or will be traveling to Atlanta this summer for vacation, you can find out more information on this program and make your reservations by clicking here: Georgia Aquarium
The experiences are limited and sell out quickly.
You can view Georgia Aquarium’s official Beluga experience video by clicking this link: Beluga