During the summer, our family loves to visit the Georgia Aquarium quite frequently. It surprises me that we have yet to get a yearly pass. As any 2 and a half-year-old would, Aston absolutely enjoys the Aquarium. Now that he’s a little older. He’s more aware of what the animals and fishes are (even though every fish is Dory), he takes more interest in the aquarium. It’s the most precious thing in the world when you see your child’s eyes light up when they see the aquatic waters. The Georgia Aquarium is an all indoor Aquarium with plenty of different species of fish and animals. Whether it’s freshwater or saltwater fishes, they have exclusive exhibits for both.
Our trips to the Aquarium are always the most memorable. On Aston’s first trip he was just a few months old. He had no idea what was going on, nor could he see any colors.
The Dolphin Show
The Georgia Aquarium has so much to offer on a hot summer day. If you’re looking for a spot to cool down, sit in on their amazing Dolphin Show. The Dolphins do a spectacular job and plus if you sit in the first few rows you’re likely to catch a good dash of water from the stars themselves! The Dolphins are so well rehearsed and the trainers are amazing with the dolphins. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to sit in on the Dolphin show this visit. With Aston inching towards his preschool years, he is more interested in touching the sea creatures and the seeing vibrant colors.
I was skeptical of course, because of how well Aston was going to do with all the chaos that was going on and all the bright colors. But he did absolutely amazing. He was so interested and never lost focus of the fishes behind the tank.The Tropical Diver is a must stop place at the aquarium. Especially for your toddlers and preschoolers. At this age, they love all the bright lights and the bright waters. Get up close and personal with different fishes from the tropical oceans. Between little eels and tiny sea horses, it’s a part of the aquarium you don’t want to miss.
3.Pet the Sea creatures
This was a first for me and Aston both. Although Aston enjoyed just sticking his hand in the water, it still amazes him. He was able to touch and feel how stingrays felt. See how smooth the baby sharks were. He was so excited to be a part of something while there. Upstairs has an extraordinarily large pool just for the larger stingrays. With guidance, the little ones are able to touch and feel the bigger stingrays.
4. Aquanut Adventure
Aquanut Adventure must have opened over the past year. When we returned for this visit it was pretty spectacular. I think I enjoyed it more than Aston did actually. Almost the entire 2nd floor has exhibitions for insects and underwater activities for kids of all ages.
This part of the aquarium is absolutely spectacular. Being little fingertips away from the largest whale sharks of the aquarium, you find yourself on a walkway through the ocean. As you glide through on a people mover walkway, you’ll find yourself pointing at schools of fish and even waving at scuba divers! I personally think I enjoyed this part of the aquarium more than Aston did. Coming off from the people mover you find yourself face to face with the single largest aquatic exhibits in the world. With allowing children to stand up close and personal to the largest tank in the aquarium.
If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do while passing through Atlanta. Or even just a day time activity with the little ones. The Georgia Aquarium has some great fun for everyone to enjoy. They also do promotion nights like their most recent event Red White & Brew. Check out their upcoming events to get in on some action!