PRESENTING The Georgia Aquarium
Entertaining…intriguing…and educational too! Your visit to the Georgia Aquarium promises waves of fun and unique learning experiences designed to instill a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity. Upon entering, guests will encounter shining vistas of 5 oceans, 11 seas, 8 rivers, and the entire coastline of Georgia.
Covering a massive 400,000 square feet and containing over 8 million gallons of fresh and salt water, the Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest in the world. Five hundred species of marine life collected from all over the globe make up the 100,000 aquatic animals housed in the aquarium. Some of the more noteworthy residents include four whale sharks which will eventually grow to over 40 feet in length and 3 Beluga whales rescued from an amusement park in Mexico!
It is interesting to note that this magnificent facility has one thing in common with The Home Depot. Bernie Marcus, co-founder of the Atlanta-based company credited with revolutionizing the home improvement industry, provided the $200 million gift that made the Georgia Aquarium a reality. Bernie had a vision in 1979 to impact the costs of home ownership and credits the support of the citizens of Atlanta and Georgia, his associates, and stockholders with its initial success. His newest vision, realized in 2005, was to help create a destination in Atlanta to inspire its visitors and to promote the economic growth of our city. Once again…he has hit a home run!
Enjoy a wonderful lunch in Café Aquaria, where choices can be made from The Grill, featuring hamburgers and chicken quesadillas; or Naples Pizza and Pasta, with signature pizza and pastas; or Buckhead Bread, featuring soups, salads and sandwiches crafted on freshly baked breads.