- World's largest aquarium
- More than 8 million gallons of aquatic exploration
- Whale shark
About This Deal
Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's visually stimulating Groupon: for $21, you get a general-admission ticket (up to a $26 value) and a Quick Dip Behind the Scenes Tour ticket (a $15 value) at the Georgia Aquarium. Ever since Urban Dictionary ascribed a new meaning to "clicking the buy button," we've been forced to change our purchase procedure and redirect our "Buy" button to Georgia Aquarium's site.
As the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium boasts more than 60 diverse exhibits enriched by more than 8 million gallons of water. Curious schools of family and friends can shake fins with aquatic companions at the interactive, touch-friendly Georgia Explorer gallery, peer into the eyes of warm, cuddly beluga whales at Georgia-Pacific's Cold Water Quest gallery, and defy logic at the on-site 4D Theater, which combines brilliant sound, 3-D film, and various sensory stimuli such as the touch of faux tentacles and the attentiveness of whale shark ushers.
The 30-minute Quick Dip tour provides both over- and underwater views of the River Scout exhibit, a rich freshwater environment housing aquatic flora and fauna from Africa, South America, and Asia, along with local critters from Georgia. After high-fiving the Asian small-clawed otters through the glass, Quick Dippers then advance to perch above the Ocean Voyager exhibit. There, wide-eyed land walkers enjoy one-of-a-kind views of the tank below, which teems with three massive manta rays, goliath grouper, hammerhead sharks, VHS copies of Maverick sealed in Ziploc bags, and four of the world's largest fish, the mighty whale shark.
As the world's largest aquarium that houses the world's largest aquarium habitat containing the world's largest living fish species, which owns the world's largest beanie-baby collection, the Georgia Aquarium is an immersive destination for both the aimless explorer and the aqua-fanatic.
This deal is not valid September 3–6. The Quick Dip Behind the Scenes Tour is subject to availability. High heels are not allowed on the tour.
- If you can afford it, the behind the scenes tour was really interesting and informative. The group was under 15 people and it went to all the uncrowded locations behind the scenes. – Marsha Macko, Yahoo! Travel
- We were blown away by the whale shark tank! That's worth seeing all by itself. – Scattt, TripAdvisor
Need To Know
About Georgia Aquarium
As the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, Georgia Aquarium houses hundreds of aquatic species in more than 100 exhibits. Guests can come face to face with the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, and also see some of their fellow mammals at the Aquarium's interactive experiences and shows.
Social sea lions show off their skills with trainers while Dolphin Celebration showcases the beauty and intelligence of bottlenose dolphins—all while educating the audience about wildlife and ocean conservation.
In addition to their exhibits and education initiatives, the Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to working on the behalf of all marine life, with initiatives in education, preservation, animal care and research. Each day, Georgia Aquarium and its dedicated staff members work to inspire and educate millions of guests about the biodiversity that lies just beneath the world's waters through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals, found across the facility's seven major galleries.