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Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

Thanks to the Georgia Aquarium for hosting my family on our recent visit! 

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

My family has so many fond memories of visiting Georgia Aquarium over the years. I remember our first visit 10 years ago when my oldest son was just a few weeks old. Since then the aquarium has evolved, expanded, and offers more than ever now when you visit. Next Wednesday, August 30th is International Whale Shark Day! Did you know that whale sharks are the largest fish in the world?! Four whale sharks ranging from 18-22 feet call the Georgia Aquarium their home. Unfortunately it’s getting more difficult for Whale Sharks to live in their natural habitat due to trash and plastics in the ocean, so their population is declining rapidly.

Georgia Aquarium is hosting Whale Shark Day so that you can learn more about these gentle giants and have some fun while you do it. On Wednesday August 30th head down to the aquarium for a full schedule from 10:30am-2:30pm.

International Whale Shark Day Schedule of Events

10:30am: Narrated whale shark feeding at the theater window in Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot

11:30am-2:30pm: Fun and educational whale shark activities in the Atrium.

* Whale Shark Plinko Trivia Game
* Pin the Satellite Tag on the Whale Shark
* How your Thumbprint is like a Whale Shark’s Spots
* Photo opportunities with Domino, Georgia Aquarium’s whale shark mascot
* Sign a Pledge Bookmark with a seeded “Earth” that you can plant at home

Check out the amazing whale sharks we saw on our most recent visit to the Georgia Aquarium!

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates International Whale Shark Day

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates Whale Shark Day

While you’re at the Aquarium be sure to visit all of the other fun exhibits like the all new AT&T Dolphin Celebration that focuses on fun & education. We also enjoy SunTrust Pier 225’s live presentation, Under the Boardwalk, that features the amazing California sea lions of Georgia Aquarium. There is so much more to see and do, and fun to be had! 

For more information on Georgia Aquarium and to purchase tickets for International Whale Shark Day, visit HERE

Have you ever been to the Georgia Aquarium?

Ashley

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