The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta: admission deals & ticket discounts
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.
You’ll want to browse all the available discounts below — because visiting the aquarium is a pricey excursion.
Ticket prices are currently quite high — $47.99 for a single-day ticket when you purchase it on the day of your visit, plus tax. It’s the same price for adults and children. Kids two and under are always FREE.
Fortunately, there are several discounts and ways to save — see below.
Remember, the special offers below are subject to change at any time — so please click the links provided and make sure the deal is still on.
Many special offers were suspended during the pandemic, when venues were struggling to make ends meet. We expect they’ll come back at some point.
Deals may also be subject to blackout dates around holidays. And, most offers cannot be combined with other discounts.
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Georgia Aquarium deals and discounts
Remember, full-price for a same-day ticket is $47.99 for both adults and children. Kids two and under are FREE.
Advance purchase savings
Save $5 when you purchase your ticket online at least one day in advance. This brings the price down to $42.99. And it’s so simple! Why wouldn’t you want to buy in advance and save five bucks?
Advance purchase parking pass deal
Add a parking pass to your cart when you buy tickets online and you’ll pay just $12 — regular price is $17 to $20 on site.
Save with a membership package
If you like to visit the Georgia Aquarium multiple times a year, it only makes sense to purchase a membership. The Individual plan is just $68, which means it more than pays for itself on your second visit. A Family membership is $236 for four people, and comes with two free guest tickets.
NEW! Get a yearly pass for the price of one admission
This might be the best deal we’ve ever seen from the Georgia Aquarium. Note that it is a limited-time offer: You must purchase by February 15, 2023 to get in on this deal.
This is how it works:
For just $47.99 (plus tax), you’ll get a pass that gives you FREE admission for the rest of 2023.
Things to know:
This offer is limited to Georgia residents only.
Reservations are required for each visit (make them online).
The offer doesn’t include parking or admission to special events.
Buy a 2023 pass here
Note that certain popular visit dates are blacked out — meaning, you can NOT uses your pass for free admission on those dates.
July 8, 15, 22, and 29
The aRes Travel discount package
Get an aquarium admission deal and special perks through aRes Travel, an online booking and ticketing platform.
This is a tourist-friendly deal!
For the discounted price of $40.50 (plus a $2 convenience fee), you get a general admission ticket. You’ll then receive an email with instructions for printing your tickets or vouchers.
For a limited time, you can also pay the same price of $40.50 (plus a $2 convenience fee) for a two-day pass — allowing you access to the Aquarium on two consecutive days. This deal is good through March 15, 2023.
The military discount & free admission days
To get the discount online, you’ll have to either verify your military credentials through ID.me OR buy tickets at the aquarium box office and present a military ID in person.
The discount applies to advance purchases only, and brings the price down to $37.99 plus tax.
Get more info here
There are also a few FREE admission days for veterans and active military. On these days, the family members in your group get 30% OFF regular price.
2023 FREE military days
• Saturday, May 20th — Armed Forces Day
• Monday, May 29th — Memorial Day
We expect more dates will be added, so stay tuned!
And, all military can receive 20% off a membership package as well, including individual and family memberships.
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.
See the deal online.
Atlanta CityPASS discounts
If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save about 46% 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.
Get the CityPASS
Limited time CertifiKids deal
This deal lets you buy vouchers for $34.79 — final price, with no tax or fees added at checkout.
After you purchase your voucher, you’ll need to go to the aquarium website and reserve your entrance time.
Get the deal thru CertifiKids
Getting there and parking
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
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