Quick summary about our trip....
We left charleston, sc at 6 am and arrived in atlanta shortly after 11 am. The lines in were long but moved quickly.... A quick bag search and metal detection and you are good to go.
They've got an impressive display of large silver fish against a black back drop. You walk through a short hallway into the aquarium atrium. They've got five theatres designed to a theme. Each one has a monitor telling of feeding times or events.
In Coldwater Quest are beluga whales, penguins, and more. I really wondered about the chillers they ran here.... There was a small touching area for anemones and starfish. The water was ice cold!
River Scout: a selection of freshwater fish including discus, african chiclids, and eels. The tanks here were decent but needed some revamping and cleaning.
Georgia Explorer: petting "zoo" and playground. Impressive lionfish display.
Ocean Voyager: WHALE SHARKS AND MANTA RAYS! Pretty amazing. This is the area with the underwater tunnel and massive display. Divers go through occasionally. Also has giant groupers.
Tropical Diver: reefers!! Seahorses, jelly fish, and a massive reef. It included a massive assortment of tangs!
The aquarium hosts traveling exhibits, a dolphin show, and a 3d show. The food is overpriced but you are able to leave for a few hours and go get food. The staff and volunteers are all pretty knowledgeable and friendly.
It was a great trip! Pics tomorrow!
It is a fish eat fish world!
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