The Georgia Aquarium sits right in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world’s great aquariums, and has some really special unique features. It has one of the largest single aquarium habitats in the world and more aquatic life than any other aquarium in North America. A notfor-profit organization, Georgia Aquarium is dedicated to global leadership in research and conservation programs mirroring the unique and amazing animals within the facility.
When it opened in 2005, 1 million Guests visited Georgia Aquarium within the first 100 days. Since its founding, Georgia Aquarium has been committed to educating and inspiring current and future generations through respectful display and conservation of marine mammals and many other aquatic species. Aquarium staff, volunteers and partners are attempting to positively impact the future of our aquatic world by ensuring that guests learn and care about it’s many extraordinary animals.
The six distinct galleries and more than 60 exhibits within Georgia Aquarium depict different aquatic habitats, ranging from arctic to tropical waters, and feature an expansive collection of aquatic animals. There are approximately 1,800 active Volunteers at Georgia Aquarium, making it one of the largest volunteer bases at a zoo or aquarium worldwide. To date, more than 20 million Guests have visited Georgia Aquarium. With guests with different reasons and coming from six continents, all 50 of the United States and 143 countries have visited the Aquarium.