Are you looking for an aquarium to visit in the USA? Here are the top 10 best to visit with your family from all across the United States!

1. Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, GA)

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the USA and the third largest in the world!

With over 11 million gallons of water and home to 100,000 animals, the Georgia Aquarium is sure to delight kids of all ages!

Admission to the Georgia Aquarium is $47.99 with children 2 and under are free. Note that parking is $12 plus tax.

For more information about the Georgia Aquarium, please head here.

2. Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, CA)

Located in Monterey, California, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known for its stunning exhibits and for instilling a love of the ocean in visitors of all ages! The aquarium shows a diverse range of marine life with over 80,000 plants and animals and with over 200 exhibits!

This is the most expensive aquarium on our list with admission at $59.95 for adults, $49.95 for youth 13-17 and seniors 70+, and $44.95 for children 5-12. Children under 5 are free.

For more information about the Monterey Bay Aquarium, please visit here.

3. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL)

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Shedd Aquarium was established in 1930 and was once the largest indoor aquarium in the world! The Shedd Aquarium is home to over 32,000 aquatic animals, including dolphins, beluga whales, and sea turtles.

Admission pricing varies based on demand and day, but I would budget around $40 per adult. Please head here for up-to-date pricing information at Shedd Aquarium. For discounts and free days to the aquarium, please head here including half-price admission part of the AZA Reciprocal program.

For more information about the Shedd Aquarium, please head here.

4. Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga, TN)

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Tennessee Aquarium features two separate buildings showcasing freshwater and saltwater species and hosts over 10,000 animals! Also, macaroni penguins!

Admission is $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children 5-17. Children under 5 are free. IMAX not included in price.

For more information about the Tennessee Aquarium, please head here.

5. Columbia Zoo and Aquarium (Powell, Ohio)

Previously mentioned in our Top 10 Best Zoos in the USA post, the Columbia Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio also has a world-class aquarium! The aquarium has an exciting 88,000 gallon coral reef, Humboldt penguins, west indies manatees, and much more!

General admission is $29.99 for adults but includes both the zoo and aquarium! Children under 3 are free.

For more information about the Columbia Zoo and Aquarium, please head here.

6. Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)

Located in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest aquariums in the USA and features over 11,000 animals with over 500 species including penguins, otters, and sharks!

Admission the to Aquarium of the Pacific is $36.95 for adults, $26.95 for children 3-11, and free for children 2 and under.

For more information about the Aquarium of the Pacific, please head here.

7. Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT)

Located in Mystic, Connecticut, the Mystic Aquarium is known for its amazing beluga whale exhibit and is only one of three aquariums to have endangered sea lions in the country! The Mystic Aquarium has a variety of both indoor and outdoor exhibits with a lot of touch tanks for little hands to enjoy!

Admission prices to the Mystic Aquarium and will change based on demand and dates, but you may want to budget around $35-40 for adult to stay on the safe side but there are many discounts and ways to save at the Mystic Aquarium, especially for military, first responders and SNAP cardholders.

For more information about the Mystic Aquarium, please head here.

8. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (Omaha, NE)

Also on our Top 10 Best Zoos in the USA, the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium is inside Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium!

The aquarium includes a shark tunnel, coral reef, antarctic penguins, and much more! The best part is that it is included in the admission to the zoo so you get a 2-for-1 deal!

Admission price varies depending on the season, but it is most expensive at $29.95 for adults in the summer, but many discounts are offered including half-price admission for AZA Reciprocal museums.

For more information about the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, please visit here.

9. National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD)

Formerly known as the Baltimore Aquarium, National Aquarium is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and is home to six Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins as well as award-winning habitats with more than 17,000 animals and over 750 species!

Admission is $49.95 for adults and $39.95 for youth 5-20 and children under 5 are free.

For more information about the National Aquarium, please head here.

10. Florida Aquarium (Tampa, FL)

Located in Tampa, Florida, the Florida Aquarium is home to a variety of marine life, including sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles.

Admission to the Florida Aquarium varies depending on demand and day, but you may want to budget around $35 per adult and plan to purchase your tickets in advance. For accurate ticket pricing, please head here.

For more information about the Florida Aquarium, please head here.

It was actually really hard to pick the top 10 aquariums in the USA! What is your favorite aquarium in the United States?

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