The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta: admission deals & ticket discounts.
Did you know GA residents get FREE admission on their birthdays? Details below!
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. This goes up to $52.99 on January 1, 2024.
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, discounts, free admission days
Remember, full-price for a same-day ticket is $47.99 for both adults and children.
In 2024, this goes up to $52.99.
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? NOTE that sales tax is added to this amount.
During the 2023 winter break, this deal may be your best bet — but you have to plan a day ahead.
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.
Or save big on parking and take MARTA to the GA Aquarium.
FLASH SALE — February savings!
This President’s Day sale starts on Friday, Feb. 16th and runs thru Feb. 25th, 2024.
You can buy tickets at 25% OFF for any date in the future, as long as you purchase during the sale.
You don’t need a coupon code — the discounted price will come up immediately, and you’ll see text telling you that you saved 25% because of the sale.
Limit 6 per transaction.
The Groupon Deal – save 10%, with no fees
The current Groupon deal is for aquarium ticket for $46.82, which is about a 10% savings. But remember, Groupon does NOT add sales tax or any fees to your ticket — so that’s the final price.
You’ll have to choose a date and entry time on Groupon when you purchase tickets.
The offer is good through December 31, 2023.
The Aquarium will raise prices starting January 1st, and we’ll update if a new Groupon deal is offered then.
NOTE: You can get up to 8% cashback from Rakuten (formerly Ebates) if you sign up and start a shopping session before you purchase your Groupon. You get the money at the end of each quarter and can have it sent to you via check or PayPal.
Get a yearly pass for the price of one admission
This is one of the best deals offered by the Georgia Aquarium.
The deal has been EXTENDED — it’s good thru Feb. 7, 2024.
This is how it works:
For just $52.99 (plus tax), you’ll get a pass that gives you FREE admission for the rest of 2024.
Things to know:
This offer is no longer limited to Georgia residents only — it is also open to residents of Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.
Reservations are required for each visit (make them online).
The offer doesn’t include parking or admission to special events.
Your spot is not guaranteed, so make your reservation well in advance.
You’ll be asked to show an ID along with your pass when you visit.
Buy a 2024 pass here
Note that certain popular visit dates are blacked out — meaning, you can NOT uses your pass for free admission on those dates.
2024 blackout dates:
- February 17th and 18th
- March 29th and 30th
- April 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th
- May 25th and 26th
- July 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
- August 31st
- September 1st
- November 29th and 30th
- December 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th
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 $90, which means it more than pays for itself on your second visit. A Family membership is $ for four people, and comes with two free guest tickets.
Cyber Monday FLASH SALE
Get 50% off tickets — starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 and running for 24 hours.
Limit of 6 tickets per customer.
Note that there are blackout dates on this sale.
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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 $48 (plus a $2 convenience fee), you get a general admission ticket that allows to visit again the next day for free. This deal is a great bargain for those who want to explore the aquarium over a two-day period.
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
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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 $41.39 — 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
2023 Summer Splash Sale – 40% OFF
For a very limited time, you can get 40% OFF general admission tickets. That brings the price down to $28.99 plus tax, a significant savings.
The offer is good only for weekday tickets (Monday thru Friday).
The sale starts July 28th and ends on August 6th (extended from the original expiry date of Aug. 3rd).
You can buy tickets that are valid for use on weekdays between July 31st and September 29th.
There is a limit of 8 tickets per transaction and you must buy online at least one day before your visit.
Get more info and buy tickets here
Fall Bounce Pass offer
This offer has expired.
We’ll update when it is offered again.
Updated on 10-12-23
For the price of a single-day admission ticket (at full price), you can buy a Fall Bounce Pass and get unlimited visits to the Aquarium for the remainder of 2023.
The Fall Bounce Pass is $47.99 (plus tax) and gives you access to every part of the Aquarium, including the Sharks gallery and the Sea Lion and Dolphin presentations.
It also gives you access to seasonal fun, including:
* Haunted Seas — enjoy Halloween-themed Sea Lion & Dolphin shows, a spooky decorated Atrium, and trick-or-treating on weekends in October.
* Holidays at the GA Aquarium — come for daily tree lighting events plus photos with Santa.
You must buy the pass online prior to October 31, 2023.
It becomes valid on the same day you purchase it.
Once you buy the Pass, remember that you’ll still have to book a timed reservation online for the days you wish to visit. You’ll have to create an account at georgiaaquarium.org, so you can use your account to reserve an entry pass for your chosen date. You may also need to reserve a seat at the Dolphin & Sea Lion shows.
You can visit as often as you like, but you have to follow the reservation process each time.
Each person in your party must have a pass (or a daily admission ticket).
Keep in mind you’ll still have to pay for parking on each visit.
You can buy a $20 parking pass on the Aquarium website — OR you can ride MARTA to the Aquarium.
We have MARTA info below in the Getting There section.
Note that there are blackout dates on the Pass — these are November 24-25, and December 26-30.
Anyone can buy the pass.
It is NOT limited to GA residents this time around.
The fine print on the deal:
Passes are valid until December 31, 2023. Does not include admission to select special events, parking, or discounts on food, merchandise, or other items. Passes must be purchased online only. Limited-time offer, while supplies last. Not valid with other discounts or special offers. Blackout dates are November 24–25 and December 26–30.
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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