The Georgia Aquarium invited Ange Alex of The Backstage Beat out Saturday with her family to experience what they have to offer for family fun.
Georgia Public Broadcasting happened to have some special guests there that day which included, Super Why and Curious George.
As we got to the Georgia Aquarium we noticed immediately how easy it was to find everything. Signs were clearly posted everywhere telling you where to go and what to do. That is especially important with little kids who are distracting you from really paying attention to how to get into The Aquarium.
Once we arrived at Will Call, every staff member was so accommodating and helpful. It seemed as through our entire day, there was a staff member never more than 10 feet away to help assist everyone and insure we all enjoyed our visit.
When you walk into the main atrium, you are amazed by all the beautiful colors, decorations and the grand size of the building. How big is this aquarium you ask? Aquarium size can be measured two ways. If you measure the facility by square footage, the Georgia Aquarium is 550,000 square feet. If you measure by the amount of water in all of the exhibits, the Georgia Aquarium contains just more than eight million gallons of fresh and salt water. Whether you measure it by square footage or total gallons, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world.
Once inside, you can chose from five main areas to explore.
The Aquarium in so big and there really is so much to do, your kids will not get bored. In some of the areas there is a staff member waiting with a chart to hand out. They ask the kids to see how many of those fish they can find. What a great scavenger hunt!
So many areas of the Aquarium are mesmerizing. Huge rooms that are nothing but glass to see the full view of a giant Whale Shark! That is amazing to see at any age! There are interactive computer touch screens around for children to learn about all the fish in that particular area.
The beluga whales are a must see. They are located in The Cold Water Quest area and are seemingly always active, ready to put on a show!
The Aquarium also has a wonderful cafe with food for even the pickiest eaters. From hotdogs to grilled chicken and veggie Alfredo, there is something for everyone at Café Aquaria.
The Georgia Aquarium is really a MUST DO for any family that lived in Atlanta or who is planning on visiting. You will not be disappointed! Purchase your tickets here: TICKETS
The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker Street, across the street from the north end of Centennial Olympic Park. Hours of operation are as follows: Sunday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Special thanks to Francesca Allegra, the Public Relations Specialist for the hospitality. We look forward to coming back and covering more events!