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Ultimate Georgia Aquarium Sleepover Guide | Everything You Need To Know!

Georgia Aquarium offers a very unique experience and allows its guests to join a sleepover "under the sea" and discover the magic of the underwater world at night.

In this Georgia Aquarium Guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about sleepovers at the Georgia Aquarium and answer some frequently asked questions!

Questions We’ll Answer About Georgia Aquarium Sleepovers:

  • What are Georgia Aquarium sleepovers?
  • Where is Georgia Aquarium located?
  • Why should you book a Georgia Aquarium sleepover?
  • How much do Georgia Aquarium sleepovers cost?
  • How long do Georgia Aquarium sleepovers last?
  • Other FAQs
Georgia Aquarium Sleepovers

What Are Georgia Aquarium Sleepovers? 

Guests can book an overnight experience at Georgia Aquarium. When doors close for daytime guests, you will get exclusive access to Georgia Aquarium's world-famous exhibits: 

  • Ocean Voyager 
  • Tropical Diver Gallery
  • Cold Water Quest Gallery
  • Sharks! Predators Of The Deep Gallery 

You’ll be assigned one of these four exhibits to sleep in front of.

Note: Guests are not permitted to select their preferred sleeping location. 

 Sea Lion at Georgia Aquarium

What Is The Age Limit On Sleepovers?

There are two types of sleepovers at the Georgia Aquarium with different age limits.

Adult-only sleepovers are available less frequently throughout the year and are also known as Sips Under The Sea, where you get access to all main exhibits in addition to three alcoholic drink tickets. 

The age limited for Sips Under The Sea is 21.

There are also adult sleepovers seperate from Sips Under The Sea, but still have an age minimum of 21 years.

Otherwise, the minimum age to attend a Georgia Aquarium sleepover is 7.

Swimming with sea life

Why Should You Book a Georgia Aquarium Sleepover?

While visiting the aquarium during regular hours is still fun, it lacks the exclusive experience that sleepovers have.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, it's worth spending a little extra money to have a bit more of a unique and magical experience at the Georgia Aquarium.

After all, saying you slept inside the aquarium sounds much more interesting than you "just visited"! 

Georgia Aquarium building exterior

As a sleepover guest, you'll get to experience:

  • VIP backstage tours
  • Exclusive access to magnificent exhibits
  • Next-day entry to sea lion and dolphin presentations
  • Your own sleeping mat
  • Free breakfast and evening snacks

Georgia Aquarium also provides educational, fun, and immersive experiences for families. It's not just about viewing marine life but also understanding their habitats and the role they play in our world.

At a sleepover, you’ll get the opportunity to learn even more about the wonders of the underwater world with exclusive tours led by the aquarium’s expert staff. 

Shark exhibit

How Much Do Georgia Aquarium Sleepovers Cost?

As of late 2023 Georgia Aquarium sleepover prices are:

Families & Small Groups

  • Members: $105.99 per person
  • Non-members: $110.99 per person

Adults-Only Sleepovers

  • Members: $105.99 per person
  • Non-members: $110.99 per person

Adult Sips Under The Sea 

  • Members: $139.99 per person
  • Non-members: $154.99 per person

Georgia Aquarium sleepovers are extremely popular, so book a few months in advance to avoid disappointment. 

You can purchase tickets at or call 404-581-4000. 

Note: Sales tax will be added to each booking. Sleepovers may be canceled if less than 25 guests are due to attend. Should this happen, you’ll be notified two weeks in advance and refunded. 

Sea Lions Swimming

How Long Do Georgia Aquarium Sleepovers Last? 

Here’s the schedule for sleepovers as of September 2023:

  • 6:45 pm - Check-in
  • 7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Welcome Orientation 
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Behind-the-scenes tour 
  • 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Evening snacks
  • 9:35 pm - 9:50 pm - Night-time orientation
  • 10:30 pm - Lights out (family sleepovers)
  • 11:00 pm - Lights out (regular adults-only sleepovers)
  • Midnight - Lights out (Sips Under The Sea sleepovers) 
  • 6:00 am-7:30 am - Wake up, breakfast, pack belongings 
  • 7:15 am - 9:15 am - Behind-the-scenes tours 
  • 9:30 am - Check out

Georgia Aquarium: Other FAQs

What Animals Will I See?

Georgia Aquarium is one of the world’s biggest aquariums. It is home to hundreds of marine species, including but not limited to sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, and whales.

Take a look at Georgia Aquarium’s animal guide to explore the different animals living there. 

What’s The Minimum Age?

7 is the minimum age, but 6-year-olds may attend Girl and Cub Scouts sleepovers. 

Where Do I Park?

Cars must park in the aquarium parking deck. Parking tickets cost $12 per car and are valid for 24 hours. Tickets can be pre-purchased.

Buses or other large vehicles must park in the Georgia World Congress Center Marshalling Yard. Tickets cost $62.15 per vehicle and must be pre-purchased.

Can Children Attend Alone?

All guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

What Should I Pack?

It’s recommended that you pack light, only bringing essentials such as:

  • Sleeping bags (sleeping mats will be provided)
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Sweaters/hoodies
  • Pyjamas 
  • Toothbrushes and other toiletries
  • Phone chargers

The following items are not allowed:

  • Chewing gum
  • Fishing equipment
  • Weapons

What Food and Drink Will Be Provided? 

Guests will receive free breakfast and evening snacks. The following options are available:

Evening snack: Bag of popcorn or chips, and fruit snacks.

Breakfast: Cheese and egg biscuits, fresh fruit, tater tots, and water, juice, or coffee. 

You will be also given a bottle of water, which you may refill at any of the water refill stations dotted around the aquarium. 

Does Georgia Aquarium Cater to Special Dietary Requirements?

Gluten-free options are available upon request. Currently, there are no dairy-free or vegan options. The food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts may be present. 

If you have special dietary requirements, you are allowed to bring your own food but won’t be permitted to use a refrigerator. There is a café on site that may have suitable food options but this will only open after the sleepover ends. 

Is Alcohol Permitted?

Guests are not allowed to bring their own alcohol.

Adults (21+) may drink alcohol onsite if attending a Sips Under The Sea sleepover, but will not be allowed to take alcohol back to their sleeping quarters. Intoxicated guests may be told to leave. 

Can I Rent Out The Aquarium?

You can book the whole aquarium for yourself if your party consists of at least 40 people aged 6 and over. Call 404-581-4000 to check availability. 



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