Atlanta Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Atlanta Safaris & wildlife activities

Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office

1. Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office

Skip the purchase lines at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and spend the day enjoying the aquarium's seven different areas and interactive 4D theater. The Aquarium features a variety of places to eat and drink, and parking is made easy in the connected parking garage. Learn about whale sharks, manta rays, giant groupers, and stingrays as you watch them from a huge window or walk through the clear underwater tunnel running through the giant tank. Discover the exciting energy of dolphins and their behavior from experienced trainers. Explore the world's coldest oceans with wildlife like the weedy seadragon, beluga whale, giant Pacific octopus, and Japanese spider crab. Introduce yourself to the charismatic nature of California sea lions before checking out one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world.

Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

2. Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

Connect with wildlife and visit over 1,500 animals with this ticket to Zoo Atlanta. Discover why Zoo Atlanta is one of the best zoological operations in the US. Enjoy a day with the whole family as you see the pandas, visit the the African Savanna, and interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Upon arrival, enter through the Advance Ticket entry line. Visit the twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, at the giant panda habitat. Then, head to one of Zoo Atlanta's largest expansions, the African Savanna.  The new elephant habitat is designed with elephant well-being in mind. Plains zebra, giraffes, and ostriches live together in a mixed-species setting. See an upgraded habitat for warthogs and meerkats. Enjoy Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Explore a new amphibian and reptile complex featuring over 70 species and 100 individual animals. See over 65 animal habitats, including a windswept desert, Australian billabong, mangrove swamp, Georgia tidal creek, and more. Join a range of educational conversations with animal experts, many of which include an opportunity to watch animals during their feeding times. During the Wildlife Presentations, watch animals' natural behaviors in dynamic wildlife presentations. See mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals.  Make sure to visit the KIDZone and Naked Mole Rat Playgrounds with your children, with plenty of opportunities to play, climb, and explore. In the summer, cool down at the Splash Fountain. The Petting Zoo, or also Treetop Trail for an additional fee, are both great options for more fun.

Georgia Aquarium: Ocean Voyager Virtual Tour

3. Georgia Aquarium: Ocean Voyager Virtual Tour

Discover the on-demand virtual experience of the Ocean Voyager. Be awed as your expert guide takes you through a world beneath the waves. Dive into the vast open oceans and encounter whale sharks, manta rays, a green sea turtle, and over 90 species of sea life. Relax in the comfort of your home as you encounter dozens of species of all shapes and sizes. Encounter brightly colored fish like porkfish, grunts, and cleaner wrasse. Take comfort in knowing your virtual tour will help maintain the exceptional animal care which the Aquarium provides. After you complete your purchase, you will receive a voucher containing a link for the tour.

Atlanta: Downtown Atlanta Exploration Game

4. Atlanta: Downtown Atlanta Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Downtown Atlanta on this engaging phone game. See a 250-million-dollar aquarium, learn more about the area’s culture, visit one of the best arcades and breakfast joints in the region, and more. Start the game at Georgia Aquarium. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Atlanta: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

5. Atlanta: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Experience Atlanta, Georgia, on a self-guided tour via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map in one. This tour has been developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. The walking tour begins at Centennial Olympic Park. Learn about the 1996 Olympic Games and the shocking bombing that went unsolved for an entire year. Enjoy animated videos that let you visualize what you cannot see, such as different centuries or interior rooms. Swing by the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta’s most popular attraction. Experience all sorts of quirky exhibits, colorful tidbits of history, and coke flavors from around the world. After that, stop at the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the United States. See enormous whale sharks and more thanks to the aquarium’s 10-million-gallon tank. Continuing downtown, hear about the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917. Learn about the astonishing blaze that left a whopping 10 percent of the city homeless. If you know where to look, you can still find evidence of the fire. Keep exploring downtown and tune in to the city’s entertainment business, from Hollywood to hip-hop. If you want to get a birds-eye view of Atlanta’s gorgeous downtown, hop on board the SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel next. Pass the APEX Museum, dedicated to Black history in Atlanta. Then, turn back the clock to a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when half of Atlanta’s population wasn’t allowed to vote. Step into the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical District and walk to his birthplace, Auburn Ave. Hear the whole story of King, from his formative years to his studies in the ministry and, finally, his world-changing activism. Stop by the World Peace Rose Garden and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Learn Gandhi’s importance to King and the Civil Rights Movement as a whole. Next, walk to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. Hear about King’s shocking assassination and his enduring legacy. Finally, visit the King Center, hear about Coretta Scott King, and conclude your tour at the home of King’s birth.

Georgia Aquarium: Behind the Seas in Home Virtual Tour

6. Georgia Aquarium: Behind the Seas in Home Virtual Tour

Discover the secrets of the Georgia Aquarium without having to leave the house with this virtual 'Behind the Seas' tour. Enjoy learning about how the Georgia Aquarium is run with the whole family. Receive a voucher containing a link that will allow you to register for your on-demand tour. Get an in-depth and personal behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into keeping a world class aquarium like the Georgia Aquarium operating each day. Be transported to the facinating galleries and exhibits in the museum. Feel good knowing that your purchase of a virtual tour helps the aquarium to continue to provide exceptional animal care .

Georgia Aquarium: River Scout Virtual Tour

7. Georgia Aquarium: River Scout Virtual Tour

Discover the exhibits of the Georgia Aquarium as you take a virtual tour from home. See creatures from a variety of river habitats that are housed within the aquarium, including species from Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as local species that can be found in the state of Georgia. This "River Scout" virtual tour features river and lake animal life including alligators, snapping turtles, archerfish, and Asian small-clawed otters. Discover themed environments full of waterfalls, logjams, and a simulation of a meandering North American river that flows over your head. Go on a virtual journey to rivers and lakes around the world and learn about the wide diversity of animals of each habitat. Enjoy the exhibits of the Georgia Aquarium without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Georgia Aquarium at Home: Cold Water Quest Virtual Tour

8. Georgia Aquarium at Home: Cold Water Quest Virtual Tour

Enjoy the Georgia Aquarium at home on your own schedule. From penguins to sea otters to beluga whales, the animals of Cold-Water Quest invite you to explore the coldest reaches of our planet. Join your expert guide on a Cold Water Quest. In this gallery, see animals living from the most northern areas of the earth, to some of the most southern. Receive a voucher containing a link after you complete your purchase, to register for the "Cold Water Quest" tour on-demand.

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What people are saying about Atlanta

The aquarium was absolutely incredible. The Ocean Voyager was my absolute favorite because of the Whale Shark, Manta Rays, and the sea turtle named Tank. But I will warn you, you’ll spend a lot of time in that room. It’s so captivating. The only issue that we did have is that if you buy your tickets through a third party vendor, you’ll have to pay for parking. Make sure you purchase your tickets through the aquariums website to avoid the confusion at the parking machines.

it was amazing. the best time to go is the first thing in the morning and i mean as soon as they open if not be in line before opening. the later it gets the more crowded and uncomfortable it gets. plus if you want decent pictures you want to go early

Great aquarium. Not super crowded like the National Aquarium and the New England Aquarium can be. Loved the sharks and the beluga whales. Only reservation was about the ethics of having sea lions do shows.

A fascinating experience; You get to see creatures you never thought of seeing in real time. A place worth visiting.

The venue was clean the staff was friendly, and the exhibits were 100% enjoyable, amazing, and easy to get to.