Georgia Aquarium with Planet Shark


A few weekends ago, we went to the Georgia Aquarium.  If you’ve never been before.  Wow.  It’s huge.  There are so many different aquatic animals and mammals.  

This is the first time our family of four has gone.  The girls LOVED it.

As soon as we walked in, the were mesmerized.  They even attempted to touch the small sharks and rays in the touching pool.  They would move their hands at the very last minute.

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See, mesmerized.  Fascinated.  Asking a million questions.


And she finally got to see her favorite.  A shark.  The shark was what she was most excited to see. 

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After seeing most of the sections of the Aquarium, we headed upstairs to the Planet Shark: Predator or Pray The Exhibit.


Planet Shark features full-scale shark models, a huge collection of shark jaws, teeth and fossils and even some artifacts from the movie “Jaws.” 

The coolest thing they have is a “frozen in time” display that features a real, frozen 700lb Bluefin Tuna and it’s natural predator a real, frozen 10ft adult Mako Shark

It was interesting to see all of the facts about shark attacks and how the media ads to those stories.  Also, from the other side, information about over-fishing practices and it’s impact on the food chain.

There are no pictures or cell phones allowed in the exhibit.


We were given warning about the exhibit and that it might be scary.  Honestly, we thought that the girls were too young to really understand, so we went ahead and brought them in.  The way everything was displayed, in itself, was not scary.  However, they did a really good job at setting the tone with intense colors of mood lighting and mood altering music.  #1 got a little scared going through it.

You can find more information by visiting the Georgia Aquarium or the Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibit’s page.

We were provided tickets to the Georgia Aquarium and the Planet Shark Exhibit.  All opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced or compensated.



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  1. The dude looooooves the aquarium! Awwww, they look like they had so much fun!

  2. Agh! I've been dying to take Max to the aquarium since he was about 3 months old. And we STILL haven't been! Our closest one is 3 hours away.

  3. How awesome!!
    The girls looked like they had a blast!!
    I bet the shark exhibit was amazing!!

  4. All of your pics are SO good! so cute! what a fun day! 🙂 BabyBoy still talks about the big tank when we to the aquarium a couple months ago!

  5. My mom and sisters say that the aquarium is awesome. Next time we are in Atlanta, I am sure that will be one of our stops!
    Izzy's hair is really growing fast now. It's so pretty!

  6. oh i can't tell you how much i wish we had one! don't you think land locked kansas is the perfect place for the biggest one in the world? me too 🙂

    the girls are adorable – as usual! pretty sure they might start asking to go every weekend!

  7. How fun! My son LOVED the aquarium when we went a couple weekends ago. What a great time for the little ones!

  8. That looks very cool. I've been wanting to take the kids to an aquarium but there really isn't one close by for us.

  9. oh wow! Her face as she is looking at the shark says it all! What a fun and educational place 🙂 I wish we had something like that here.

    btw I left an easter basket for you on my blog

  10. that aquarium looks amazing! i have heard wonderful things about it from my sister in law.

    both of the girls looks like they enjoyed themselves!

  11. oh my gosh, i really want to go there! we were thinking about making a weekend trip to georgia to go. i saw the aquarium written up in a few magazines and such!! so fun!

  12. Don't laugh at me when I say this, but for the first time I realized just how *much* your girls look like you! Did you have the red hair when you were little, too?

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