Go behind the scenes of the Georgia Aquarium with Animal Planet’s new show The Aquarium

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Watching a series that is filmed in a beloved part of your city is always exciting. Animal Planet’s new show, The Aquarium, is filmed at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. As someone that has visited the Georgia Aquarium many times and even taken behind the scenes tours, it is cool to see what the staff are doing for conservation. You may not know it, but the Georgia Aquarium is the Western Hemisphere’s largest aquarium! My family loves to watch educational programming together. We are an animal loving family! Seeing some of our favorite animals that we know by name, like Tank the sea turtle is even cooler. Every time I’ve been to the Georgia Aquarium, you can tell that everyone that works there really loves their job helping these animals and educating others about them as well. Now they can do that with the world with this new show.

Another aspect of the Georgia Aquarium that a lot of people don’t realize is that conservation efforts are happening behind the scenes. The aquarium has a Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station (GACFS) located at the Marineland Florida location, which I have visited and adopted a dolphin. The Georgia Aquarium is a non-profit organization, and partnerships like this one with Animal Planet help fund conservation efforts and educate the public about these animals. I’m so excited for them and this new adventure.

In the premiere episode, a group of Georgia Aquarium staffers travels to Cape Town, South Africa to help rehabilitate African penguins and assist in the release of a group of penguins back into the wild. All of the employees were on the brink of tears the whole time as they said goodbye to some of the penguins they help rehabilitate.

The girls and I have already binged all the episode, and we can’t wait to see everything that is happening on The Aquarium in the coming weeks.

 

The series introduces and shares the stories of the amazing animals who call the 10 million gallons of water at the Georgia Aquarium home, including rescued southern sea otters, endangered African penguins, rescued California sea lions, and manta rays, among others.

THE AQUARIUM also documents Georgia Aquarium’s ongoing efforts to protect aquatic species in the wild,  traveling to their own backyard and across the world to help animals in need.

Don’t miss new episodes of Animal Planet’s The Aquarium on Sundays at 8 pm ET or online.

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle. Buy me a coffee

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