The Georgia Aquarium is a popular tourist attraction at 225 Baker Street NW near the Peachtree Center and GWCC MARTA stations. 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 Sips Under the Sea cocktail parties.
Things to Know
- Walking time is less than 15 minutes from both nearby stations
- Exit at Peachtree Center if you are traveling on the red and gold line
- Get discounted admission to Georgia Aquarium with the Atlanta CityPass.
- The CNN Center and Peachtree Center complex both have food courts for quick and inexpensive meals.
- Combine your trip with the nearby World of Coca-Cola, National Center for Civil and Human Rights or Centennial Olympic Park for additional sightseeing.
Peachtree Center Station Directions
- Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station
- Follow the signs pointing to the John Portman exit to leave 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.
GWCC Station Directions
- Take a blue or green line train to GWCC/CNN MARTA station
- Use the central State Farm Arena exit to leave the station.
- Turn left at the top of the tall escalators to walk around State Farm Arena, turning right in front of the Georgia World Congress Center.
- The road dead ends at Centennial Olympic Park. Walk through the park to reach the aquarium. It is easily visible once you enter the park.