The holidays are very special to us at Georgia Aquarium. There are lots of reasons to celebrate this time of year, from festive gatherings with the people we care about to thoughtful gifts. Thank you for making Georgia Aquarium a part of your holiday season. Proceeds from your gift guide purchase will go towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts, both at home and across the globe, and assists with our operating costs as a nonprofit.

Shop our holiday gift guide below:

Stocking Stuffers That Will Wow

Tickets - This is the gift everyone on your list will enjoy! Whether you are gifting them their first visit or the next of many, our general admission tickets are sure to wow. We are the largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere, with hundreds of inspiring aquatic species throughout eight unique galleries.

Memberships - The holiday gift that keeps giving all year long. Georgia Aquarium annual memberships come with many benefits, including unlimited entrance, access to member-only events and exclusive discounts throughout the Aquarium. Choose from our three membership options:

Gift Shop - Send them a Georgia Aquarium souvenir! With tons of gift options, check out our online gift shop everything from hoodies and t-shirts to toys and so much more.


For the Person on Your List Who “Has it All”

Animal Encounters - An experience is the best gift for someone who “has it all”, and what better experience than Georgia Aquarium’s animal encounters! Each encounter gives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up-close and personal with our animals at the Aquarium, alongside passionate professionals. Let one of our sea lions steal your heart, meet a penguin, or get splashed by a dolphin tail.

Aquarium Immersions - The perfect gift for the adventure seeker on your list. Our immersions offer the only opportunity in the world where you’re guaranteed to get in the water with whale sharks, manta rays, hammerheads, and thousands of other sea creatures.

Animal Paintings - You can buy one-of-a-kind paintings created by our animals – gifting a piece of art that is both original and unique. You can choose from paintings created by our dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions or penguins. Each art piece is an original that’s delivered directly to your home, ready to be framed and adored.

Events – Gift an experience they will never forget! Whether you are giving tickets to one of our Sips Under the Sea events (must be 21+ to attend), or an entry into our annual 5k Race – you are sure to give a gift that will create unforgettable memories. Check out our events calendar for a full list of all upcoming Aquarium activities!


Skip the Shipping: These E-Gifts Will Deliver a Smile (On Time)

Gift Certificates - Don’t stress about shipping delays – give a virtual gift that is guaranteed to get there on time! Send one of our gift certificates by simply choosing the amount you’d like to gift and let the recipient choose their experience. Gift certificates can be used towards any encounter, dive or ticket purchase! Click here for pricing.

Virtual ToursGive a gift that can be enjoyed from anywhere, even from the comfort of home. By gifting a virtual tour, you can give the gift of Georgia Aquarium to someone you love, no matter where they live. Choose from one of our incredible galleries; or a special peek at what goes on in our Behind the Seas Tour. These virtual tours can be viewed from almost any device, anywhere.

Name a Jelly - Give the gift everyone will be jelly over! You can name a jelly after yourself, a loved one, or anyone you know. You’ll receive a certificate with the name of your jelly along with a photo.


The Best Gift is One That Gives Back

Amazon SmileDid you know you can gift back while shopping on Amazon? Just choose Georgia Aquarium as your Amazon charity when shopping at and they will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases—at no extra cost. Proceeds go directly towards supporting our research and conservation projects around the world.

Adopt An AnimalGeorgia Aquarium’s Adopt an Animal Program allows you to choose a bottlenose dolphin, green sea turtle, southern sea otter or whale shark to adopt or gift. Each adoption kit includes a plush, adoption certificate, species fact card, and a drawstring backpack. Proceeds support our vital education programs and commitment to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.


Happy Holidays from all of us at Georgia Aquarium!


All Your Questions Answered

Visit our website or reach out to our Call Center (between the hours of 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST) for questions or help purchasing any of our gift options.


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