Tis the Sea-son of giving! Georgia Aquarium has something special for everyone on your nice list. By purchasing any of these unforgettable gift options you’re also gifting back! All proceeds go to the amazing research and conservation work that goes on at Georgia Aquarium and around the world and assists with our operating costs as a nonprofit.

Check out these magical gift ideas:

A Visit to Georgia Aquarium

Whether you’ve never visited the Aquarium before, or are a regular guest, general admissions tickets and are a great gift to give or receive this holiday season. Come see the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, with hundreds of different aquatic species and eight unique galleries to see, including our newly opened  – SHARKS! Predators of the Deep! exhibit. Get your tickets now and start planning a trip the whole family can enjoy!

Gift Certificates

We’ve made gift giving easy! Our gift certificates are the perfect way to share your love of the Aquarium with your friends and family. Simply choose the amount you’d like to gift towards any encounter, dive or general admission tickets. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Click here for our gift certificate pricing.

Give the Gift of Membership

Memberships are the holiday gift that keeps giving all year long! Our annual membership passes come with so many benefits, it’s like three gifts in one! Benefits include unlimited entrance, member-only events and special discounts throughout the Aquarium. Choose from any of our three membership options:

Give the Give of Encounters

Gift an experience they will never forget! Our encounter experiences* give your gift recipient a behind-the-scenes look at some of the Aquarium’s most popular animals alongside passionate professionals. Socially distance with our sea lions or get a special peek at our penguins! This is the perfect gift for any animal lovers or adventurers on your list. Our encounter gift certificate options include:

*Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, not all our animal encounters are currently available. Check back for future updates on when our other encounters may be offered.

Give the Gift of Aquarium Immersion

Gift the adventure seeker on your list the only opportunity in the world where they’re guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and thousands of other sea creatures. For the SCUBA divers on your list gift them the experience of a lifetime to take a dive in the lively waters of our Ocean Voyager exhibit. Not a diver? No problem! Our swim program gives everyone the opportunity to get in the water with these magnificent creatures!

For the thrill-seeker, our new shark immersions will be sure to please and amaze! Get up close and personal with zebra sharks and stingrays in our Shark and Ray Immersion Program, or dive right into our new shark exhibit with our Shark Cage Dive – no dive certification required!

*Our new shark cage dive is currently accepting reservations and will be available in January 2021

Give the Gift of Aquarium Cameos

Give the gift of season’s greetings with a personalized video message from Georgia Aquarium on CAMEO! Cameos are personalized video messages delivered directly to mobile devices. These unique and one-of-a-kind videos can include recipient names and a personal message created by the sender. Our teams will bring these messages to life with our animals, making your occasion unique and memorable!

Give the Gift of Animal Paintings

For the first time, you can buy artwork created by some of our animals. These one-of-a-kind paintings are created by one of our animals – giving you a piece of art that is both original and unique to cherish for a lifetime. You can choose from paintings created by our dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions or penguins. Each piece available is an original that’s delivered directly to your home, ready to be framed, hung and adored.

Give the Gift of Virtual Tours

We even have the perfect virtual gift! Bring the Aquarium to someone you love by gifting them a virtual tour. Choose from one of our incredible galleries*; Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot, Southern Company River Scout or Cold Water Quest; or take a special peek at what goes on behind the scenes on our Behind the Seas Tour.

*Check back for more virtual tour options with our other galleries

Give the Gift of Naming a Jelly

Have a holly ‘jelly’ Christmas with Georgia Aquarium! 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 and a photo. This is the gift that also gives back! Proceeds go directly towards supporting our research and conservation projects around the world, as we work to learn more about whales and dolphins, sharks and rays, African penguins and California sea lions. By naming a jelly, you are having a positive impact on the world around you.

Shop Our Online Gift Shop

Didn't find the perfect gift? Check out our online gift shop for tons of options, from hoodies and t-shirts to toys and so much more.


Thank you for making Georgia Aquarium a part of your holiday season. Follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tik-Tok to stay updated on all the merry and bright things happening at Georgia Aquarium this season. Happy Holidays from all of us at Georgia Aquarium!