Get up close and personal with the sea at the Georgia Aquarium – the largest in the western hemisphere (and second-largest in the world). The aquarium contains 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and tens of thousands of animals, including some that visitors get to interact with.
The entire site is wheelchair accessible with special viewing windows at designated exhibits – look for wheelchair emblems on the floor at designated exhibits for unblocked access to exhibit windows.
Complimentary wheelchairs (photo ID needed) are located at the main entrance and information desk, as well as at the drop-off point on weekends and holidays.
The touch pool at the entrance of the Cold Water Quest gallery has a special wheelchair access entry. A staff member will provide guests in wheelchairs with a personal experience touching animals in this pool as well as at the shrimp touch pool in the Georgia Explorer gallery.
A visual script of the cell phone and iPod tours is available at the Information Desk.
Tactile elements have been added at the education stations in each gallery for visitors who are blind. Check with a staff member for realistic three dimensional representations of animals found in each of the galleries.
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Parking: Accessible parking is located near the elevator on all levels of the garage, with oversized parking available on the first floor. Golf carts are available to transport guests to and from the parking deck.
Public Transportation: MARTA CNN/Georgia World Congress Center (14-minute walk) or MARTA Peachtree Center (15-minute walk).
Top Tip: Make sure you don’t miss out on feeding time. There is no advance published feeding schedule. During a visit to the aquarium, feeding times for that day are posted near exhibits where animals are fed on display.