Georgia Aquarium’s New Nat Geo Sharks Exhibit
Are you in the Atlanta area or traveling here soon? When was the last time you’ve visited the Georgia Aquarium?! There happens to be a lot of new fun and educational exhibits to check out! The newest and most recent addition is the National Geographic photography exhibit – SHARKS: On Assignment with Brain Skerry. A few weeks ago the aquarium invited my family out for a first hand look!
In this exhibit, photo journalist Brian Skerry gives us a close look at one of the world’s most feared predators. He spent more than 10,000 hours underwater exploring the world’s oceans to show us why sharks need to be protected and appreciated.
The exhibition covers tiger sharks, great whites, oceanic whitetips, and shortfin makos. You can get a quick lesson on each species habitat and the specific threats that they face, mostly at the hands of humans.
You can locate this special exhibit on the 2nd floor right outside the 4D Funbelieveable Theater through April 2018!
After you check out SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry, be sure to head to the newest 4D Experience: SHARK. The short film is in documentary format, and the entire family will enjoy it. There are elements of wind and water, so you could get a little wet! My family really enjoys this part of the Aquarium.
Right outside the Nat Geo Exhibit & 4D Theater is another new addition to the Georgia Aquarium! The Virtual Reality Simulator!! The VR Simulator: Dive Into Prehistoric Seas is a state of the art motion based virtual reality ride that uses the latest visual display technology. This is a separate ticketed attraction which costs $10 per person/per ride and is $8 for Aquarium members. Take note that there are some height restrictions and eye glasses cannot be worn during the ride.
Also be sure not to miss the other Shark species located in the Ocean Voyager!
Pacific Blacktip Reef Shark
Spotted Wobbegong Shark
There is so much more to see and do at the Georgia Aquarium! When you visit, don’t forget to see the Sea Lions, and all new Dolphin Celebration as well as all of the other permanent exhibits. For hours, ticket prices, and more info visit GeorgiaAquarium.org!