The Georgia Aquarium is a popular destination. It opened to the public in November of 2005, and over one million visitors toured the new attraction within the first 100 days. During that first year, the aquarium hosted 3.6 million guests!
Visiting the aquarium is also a pricey excursion. Full-price, walk-up tickets can be as high as $39.95 for adults (anyone 12 and over). Kids two and under are FREE.
Fortunately, there are several ways to save a few bucks. We’ve listed current deals and discounts here. Look them over carefully, because most are valid only on certain days and times.
Remember, these offers are subject to change at any time — so please click the links provided and make sure the deal is still on.
Deals may also be subject to blackout dates around holidays. And, most offers cannot be combined with other discounts.
Me & Mommy free admission deal
It’s back! For only $44.95 (plus tax), this package gives you one adult general admission ticket plus up to four FREE admissions for children age five and under.
The deal is good on weekdays only, Monday through Thursday. It runs through May 23, 2019. (It often returns in the fall.)
The Me & Mommy package can be purchased online, at the door, or through the Georgia Aquarium Call Center at 404-581-4000.
It is not valid with any other discount or offer.
Note that this package is not just for moms–dads, grandparents, and other caregivers can take advantage of the Me & Mommy offer.
The Early Bird discount before 11 a.m.
You can enjoy a small discount when you arrive for entry before 11 a.m.
The price is just $30.95 per person (plus tax) for both adults and children, and the deal is good every day of the week. Remember, kids under 2 are always free.
TIP: Print your tickets at home and bypass the lines at Will Call.
Imagination Nights 30% off discount after 4 p.m.
This is probably the best of the aquarium discounts. You can get 30% off regular ticket prices, just by showing up after 4 p.m.
Everyone in your group pays just $26.95 (plus tax), regardless of age. Remember, kids two and under are always free.
You get expedited entry and full access to the entire aquarium, including the theater shows with the dolphins and sea lions (although you’ll probably need to do that first, if you’re interested).
Advance online purchase discount
This one is simple. Why wouldn’t you want to buy tickets in advance and save?
Monday – Friday
Save 20% off walk-up pricing when you purchase tickets online and select an arrival time between 11 a.m and 4 p.m.
The discounted prices are:
- Adult (ages 13-64): $32.95 + tax
- Child (ages 3-12): $28.95 + tax
- Senior (age 65+): $30.95 + tax
Saturday and Sunday
Save 10% off walk-up pricing when you purchase tickets online and select an arrival time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The discounted prices are:
- Adult (ages 13-64): $35.95 + tax
- Child (ages 3-12): $29.95 + tax
- Senior (age 65+): $32.95 + tax
Blackout dates may apply.
The Military Monday free admission deal
Thank you for your service, Sir!
Active military members can receive FREE general admission to the aquarium every Monday (although the fine print says this is subject to change without notice).
But there’s more: Active and former military members, plus their families, can get a 10% discount on general admission every day. (Cannot be combined with other discounts, including Early Bird or Imagination Nights.)
There are also special military deals for Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day:
- Saturday, May 18th, 2019
- Monday, May 27th, 2019
This deal includes FREE general admission for active and former military members, plus a 30% discount for accompanying family members. You cannot combine this with any other discounts, including Early Bird and Imagination Nights.
NOTE: None of the military discounts are available for advance purchase online. You must present a valid military ID at the ticket counter to receive the deal.
The Happy Birthday free admission deal
You’ll have a whale of a good time on your birthday, because your aquarium admission is FREE.
Just swing by the aquarium ticket counter on your actual birthday, with a valid ID or copy of your birth certificate. You’ll get full access to all aquarium galleries and shows.
This offer is limited to Georgia residents.
Atlanta CityPASS discounts
If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save about 40% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Atlanta CityPASS covers admission to The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, Zoo Atlanta OR the Center for Civil & Human Rights, and Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR the College Football Hall of Fame. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.
Getting there and parking
Aquarium parking is $12, which isn’t terrible for downtown Atlanta, all things considered. You can pay for parking in advance online.
If you’re relying on GPS to get there, use the following street address for a direct route to Georgia Aquarium parking: 357 Luckie Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30313. You enter the aquarium from the 2nd floor of the parking garage.
MARTA is an option. There are two rail stations nearby, and each one is about a 12-13 minute walk away from the aquarium.
- From the Blue/Green line: Exit at the Dome/GWCC/Phillips Arena/CNN Station
- From the Gold/Red line: Exit at Peachtree Center Station
Atlanta, GA 30313