The Georgia Aquarium is one of most popular tourist attractions in Atlanta at 225 Baker Street NW. Aquarium animals include sharks, whales, a large variety of fish, penguins and sea otters. Special events and meetings also take place here throughout the year, including Red, White and Brew and Sips Under the Sea cocktail parties.
Two MARTA stations are near the Georgia Aquarium:
Peachtree Center Station
Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and follow the signs pointing to Harris Street exit from the train platform. Exit the fare gates and follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West. At street level turn left on Peachtree Street then left again on Baker Street. The aquarium is about three blocks away (see walking map). The area is generally safe with office buildings in the surrounding area. The walk there is downhill, and there will be a decent incline on the walk back.
Take a blue or green line train to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena MARTA station and use the Philip’s Arena exit to leave the station. Turn left at the top of the tall escalators to walk almost completely around Philips Arena, turning right in front of the Georgia World Congress Center. The road leads into Centennial Olympic Park. Walk straight through the park to reach the aquarium.
- The World of Coca-Cola, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, Centennial Olympic Park, Game-X and the College Football Hall of Fame are nearby attractions.
- Walking time from both stations is just under 15 minutes.
- MARTA trains operate every 20 minutes on the weekend. Use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals to plan your return trip.