My Top 10 Favourite Exhibits

To me the best and most effective exhibits are ones that both totally immerse you in the exhibit/landscape, making you feel like you’re in the animal’s native habitat, and exhibits that expand your senses and enrich your understanding of what the particular species is all about.  For instance an exhibit for a snow leopard that resembles…

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A Backstage Pass to the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has a variety of behind the scenes options for visitors, whether you’re partial to the chill of a beluga whale interaction, or perhaps a casual stroll around the aquarium’s backstage with a tour behind the scenes, or the amazing opportunity to swim with some of the ocean’s most spectacular creatures like whale…

Ocean Voyager

Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit, at 6.3 million gallons is the largest aquarium habitat in the world, is the best marine exhibit I’ve ever seen.  With over 4,500 square feet and 185 tons of acrylic viewing windows wherever you are in this exhibit you have a fish eye view on a plethora of marine life. …

Georgia Explorer

Georgia Aquarium’s Georgia Explorer exhibit is a wonderful place to immerse oneself in one or all of their three different touch tanks as well as learn about the various marine life that can be found in Georgia’s rivers and off its coast. The first touch pool is my favourite as it has the social and…

River Scout

Georgia Aquarium says “rivers are a source of life for animals, people and cultures throughout the world” and here in their River Scout exhibit you are surrounded by this life source.  Imagine yourself walking beneath a North American river with a fish eyes view of a variety of different fish swimming above your head.  That’s…

Dolphin Tales

AT&T’s Dolphin Tales, the first production of its kind, was two years in the making, and started its performances eight months before my visit, in April of 2011. After touring Coldwater Quest it was nearing the time of our ticketed showing of Dolphin Tales so we headed for the theatre.  Before entering the theatre there is…

Coldwater Quest Warms the Heart

From the warm waters of Tropical Diver to the chill of Coldwater Quest one thing is sure, some animals you’ll encounter here will warm your heart.  This is also where you’ll find most of the mammals in the aquarium’s collection.  Here I found the first of the aquarium’s touch tanks where for the first time…