On July 9, 2013, my son and I visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The visit was my third and my son’s fourth. We had a lovely time viewing the aquatic animals and amphibians that are residents of this amazing water sanctuary. On this visit, my son and I viewed every area, looking at and/or experiencing each display. On past visits, there was so much to see that we did not have the opportunity to see everything. This time, however, the soreness of our feet and ankles told us that we had walked far and had seen much.
Something new that my son and I experienced on our most recent visit to the Georgia Aquarium was the Dolphin Tales Live Show, sponsored by AT&T. This show can be described as an aquatic musical that includes actors, dolphins, and dolphin trainers/acrobats. The jumps and tricks performed by the dolphins are beautiful and breath-taking, while the stunts accomplished by the dolphin trainers/acrobats are impressive, as well. I would definitely suggest seeing the show; and I, myself, would see it again!
Because we live about one hour outside of Atlanta, we do not often have the opportunity to get to the Georgia Aquarium. For someone of low income, the expense of visiting the Aquarium is something I can do about once every one or two years. For an additional $50 added to our $70 in total tickets, I could have purchased annual memberships, though it would still be a drive for us. Without any student or senior citizen discounts, paying the adult and child ticket prices, along with buying food, purchasing a couple of souvenirs, getting pictures developed, spending money for gas, and paying for parking, our visit amounted to about $150 for the two of us.
While the visit was an expense for us, we had a great time! We love the Georgia Aquarium, and wish we could visit it more often. Some of my son’s favorite animals at the Aquarium were the Beluga whales, rays, dolphins, jellyfish, and otters. I have to agree that I enjoyed seeing those animals, as well as the frogs and toads, the many fishes, penguins, and the albino alligators. We look forward to seeing these beautiful animals again on our next visit!
Following is more of my selected photo collection of pictures from our visit to the Georgia Aquarium:
I hope you enjoyed my post, and I hope you can visit the beautiful Georgia Aquarium soon!