The Behind the Scenes Tour at the Georgia Aquarium is not only fun and educational but you truly get to see parts of the aquarium that you would not see with general admission. We were treated to a tour by the folks at the aquarium and I can honestly say it was a highlight of our kids summer. Our guide made it fun and educational for the kids. The tour guide takes you behind closed doors and shares secrets about what it takes to keep the world’s largest aquarium running day to day.
During our Behind the Scenes Tour of the Georgia Aquarium, we touched sea anemones, saw shark eggs, saw how many of the animals are fed and taken care of. My kids were amazed at the apparatus above the whale shark exhibit that is used to care for injured animals. The animals can be sustained in the air while they are receiving care. We were most impressed though at the fact that we were seeing the exhibits from above – where the animals would come up to hang out or be fed at the top of the water.
Did you know the wing span of a manta ray can be as wide as 20 feet? Stand against the wall to see what size manta you would be based on the length of your arms! The animals at the Georgia Aquarium require a certain amount of sunlight. The ceiling in several areas of the aquarium has windows to provide light and energy for the animals. Our guide was super knowledgeable and answered my boys enthusiastic questions with ease.
There are several Behind the Scenes Tour packages available and discounts apply if you are an Annual Pass Member. Check out Behind the Scenes Tour of the Georgia Aquarium HERE for more information.