Updated: Aug 24, 2022
The Georgia Aquarium is one of our favorite places. My son had his 6th birthday party here and he was to have a sleepover birthday party for his 10th birthday the day they shut for covid.
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We have not been since covid, so things may have changed. We always try to go on a week day to avoid crowds. You need to buy a timed ticket ahead of time. They are selling less tickets then normal to help avoid crowds, but have heard weekends still feel crowded.
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They have a parking garage attached to it, but you take an elevator down and still walk a little bit. Then you go through security. You have to hand them all bags, no lighters for smokers! Next you go through a metal detector. Step up to the feet spots and they tell you to go through. It is quick as long as the person in front of you does not set it off.
You now enter the area if you want a photo taken. I do wish they had an area designated for people wishing to skip this as it held us up. We always try to walk around when they change families for the pictures.
They have Cafe Aquaria which is decent for food and we always end up eating here as it is convent, but will say it can be very pricey. There are seats right outside the cashier area and tons upstairs.