The GA Aquarium is currently the best aquarium I have visited. It was amazing. The viewing windows are huge and there are so many fish. My favorite part is the river exhibit. There are some river exhibits along the walls as you walk through. The major part of the exhibit is swimming above your head. It was amazing to look up and see how big the fish actually are. I love that there were small spaces to crawl through and see the fish from a different angle. The whale shark was amazing and his exhibit is filled with bright yellow fish. There also a play area for the kids and its a ship theme with interactive learning tools and touch tanks. The GA coast exhibit also has touch tanks and lots of information about the southeast coast. The beluga whale exhibit was great too. I remember watching the Discovery Channel Special about their rescue. It was quite a surprise to see they ended up at here.
The aquarium is very busy so definitely order your tickets in advance. It will save time waiting in line. The experience took us about 2 and a half hours and I'm sure it would take a little longer with children. The gift shop was full of souvenirs and t-shirts at the normal gift shop type of prices.