Experience the Georgia Aquarium as an adult after hours

Q: Since things are opening up a bit more, I’d like to know about the aquarium’s “Sips Under the Sea.” Can you tell me about it?

A: Offered as a 21 and up event, the Georgia Aquarium hosts themed “Sips under the Sea” every 6-8 weeks as a way for adults to experience the galleries and exhibits unlike a normal afternoon open to the public.

Looking to provide a venue for adults only with a “different type of vibe” began in the fall of 2014.

“Wanting to add a little bit of a flair to it along came the cocktails and extra bits of entertainment, whether it be a live band, DJ or show of some kind … evolving into what it is today,” said Manager of Marketing Events and Partnerships Roger Montiel Jr.

“This is an experience that a lot of adults don’t usually get to have. We change the feel of the aquarium. The lighting is different. The music is different,” he said. “The capacity is greatly reduced from what we do on normal operating hours.”

Guests have three hours to enjoy the aquarium including an assortment of beverages, a dining option and music.

“Our DJs play usually to the specific theme being held with a mix of a lot of things. They are in tune to what the program is like and they know how to read the room really well,” Montiel added.

Member pricing starts at $29.95 and non-member $39.95. VIP tickets include coupons for three drinks of choosing.

Wrapping up the end of summer and start of school, a luau is the theme for the upcoming Sips Under the Sea on Aug. 13 from 7-10 p.m.

“Come see us and experience the aquarium as an adult. It’s a great fun night, and you are never too old to enjoy and learn about the animals, learn about the research and conservation that we’re doing here in Atlanta and around the world in the oceans,” he said.

Address: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/events/event/sips-under-the-sea-luau/ or via the call center at 404-581-4000.

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