Holiday Gift Guide

Great Holiday Gifts from the Georgia Aquarium

With the holidays fast approaching, the Georgia Aquarium has something for everyone on their list! Give the gift of imagination with gifts that will please the hardest person on your lists. The Aquarium is just the place for all of your holiday needs. 

Annual PassAnnual Imagination Pass -  What a great way to show your appreciation for a loved one! With the Georgia Aquarium Annual Imagination Pass, guests enjoy all kinds of benefits and savings, including unlimited admission all year long, have a 50% discount on the special Behind-the-Scenes Tours and have the ability to purchase friends’ tickets at a 10% discount. You also enable them to purchase guest passes, and now, they can bring a different person to the Aquarium each time they visit.

 

 


Beluga & Friends Interactive ProgramsBeluga & Friends Interactive Program -  Give the gift they'll never forget with an once-in-a-lifetime experience in our Beluga & Friends Interactive Program. During this new program, guests participate in what our aquatic trainers experience every day - a personal interaction with our belugas and other Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest animals. Each program provides a conservation session and commemorative picture. With only eight slots per session, it's an intimate experience you and your family will never forget.

Journey With Gentle Giants -  For the thrill seeker on your list, treat them to a once-in-a-lifetime experience to SCUBA dive or swim with thousands of fish including zebra sharks, sawfish, leopard whiprays and schools of tarpon, pompano and cownose rays.  Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with the largest fish in the world, whale shark, and the largest rays in the world, manta rays, in the Georgia Aquarium’s 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager exhibit built by The Home Depot.

Dolphin Encounter Program -  Give the gift of a poolside animal interaction, where that special someone will go backstage inside our dolphin theater and spend some time with meeting, touching and feeding one of the dolphin stars of our spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show. As they make the acquaintance of their new dolphin friends, they’ll even learn a few important things about these extraordinary animals. In addition to the exhilarating experience they’ll have during your Dolphin Encounter, they will also take home a photograph of your special encounter, compliments of Georgia Aquarium.

Sea Otter Encounter Program -  Want an otterly unique gift? With our sea otter encounter experience, you can give someone the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the otters’ home in the Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest Gallery and interact with these charismatic animals. They’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the sea otter facility and a special educational presentation on sea otters, then help prepare a sea otter meal, and finally, participate in an exciting sea otter training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers. Each program provides a conservation session and commemorative picture.

Penguin Encounter Program -  Penguins are among our most beloved animals here at Georgia Aquarium. Why not give someone you love the chance to meet them in our new Penguin Encounter? They will get to go behind the scenes at the Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest gallery and meet a penguin! In this program, they’ll enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin, learn about conservation efforts, and get their very own commemorative photo with one of these remarkable birds.

Adopt an Animal –Adopt your very own whale shark and help care for Georgia Aquarium’s whale sharks and those around the world!  Your adoption helps support research at Georgia Aquarium and in the field as we learn about these magnificent animals.  The $75 Adopt an Animal Program ($55 tax-deductible) includes: a custom, limited edition, whale shark plush; a Georgia Aquarium general admission ticket, a whale shark fact sheet; adoption certificate; and, recognition on Georgia Aquarium’s 4R Donor Wall. The $25 Eco-Friendly Virtual Adoption includes: a personalized Adoption Certificate, a whale shark fact sheet, and a subscription to Georgia Aquarium’s e-newsletter, all through eco-friendly email!  Give the gift that gives back and adopt a whale shark plush in honor of someone special today! 

VIP Tours - Enjoy a customized tour designed exclusively for your private party. Includes exclusive views of our overhead river and the filtration system for the largest exhibit in the world! Tour includes VIP access areas into Ocean Voyager, Tropical Diver, Cold Water Quest, River Scout and much more. VIP Tours are $550 plus admission for up to six guests, $75 for each additional guest, and a maximum of 10 guests total. All guests must be at least 5 years old. 

Sleepovers at the Georgia Aquarium -- After everyone has gone home, and the Aquarium has closed its doors for the night, we invite you to join us for an exciting night of exploration. Explore the Georgia Aquarium after hours and sleep beside one of our world-class exhibits. The Aquarium offers group or family sleepovers and adult sleepovers. Sleepovers include Aquarium admission, Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow, Behind the Scenes Tours, guided adventures through the galleries, a sleeping mat, fun activities, light supper,  breakfast and waking up next to one of our amazing exhibits. 

CAMP H2O – Camp H20 is a wonderful opportunity for kids to grow their imagination while exploring the world's most magical aquarium. Camp H2O is a day camp experience for children 5-11 years of age, offered during spring, summer and winter breaks. Our programs provide campers with a unique experience that involves animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, opportunities to meet the animal caregivers and much more. Camp themes for Winter 2012 include: Spineless Wonders, SHARK!!!, Trip To The Georgia Shore, Travel To The Tropics and more! 

Georgia Aquarium's Online Gift Shop -  The fun, adventure and wonder that are part of every Georgia Aquarium experience are what you will want to share with family, friends and co-workers. The Georgia Aquarium Online Store is your place to find compelling, one-of-a-kind merchandise that makes memorable gifts and fun souvenirs. Choose from our selection of apparel, toys, educational books and videos. Shop Georgia Aquarium 24/7!


Georgia Aquarium Gift Cards – The Georgia Aquarium has the perfect gift for your next special occasion: $10, $25 and $50 gift cards. The cards can be used for ticket purchases, Café Aquaria and the Beyond the Reef Gift Shop. You can purchase gift cards at the Georgia Aquarium ticket windows or by calling 404-581-4000 (Please note: Gift cards can be shipped for a minimal shipping fee).


Georgia Aquarium Movie Collection – In collaboration with partner Club Popcorn, we proudly offer a collection of 12 animal-focused family films which will provide countless hours of wholesome, entertaining family fun while celebrating the incredible wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom. From our own “The Making of AT&T Dolphin Tales,” which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the creation and opening of our state-of-the-art dolphin gallery and show, to some of your favorite Hollywood releases, the Georgia Aquarium Family Movie Collection’s films are all family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Your purchase of films from the Georgia Aquarium Family Movie Collection also supports our not-for-profit mission of education, entertainment, and animal conservation and research. 

Don't Miss Out on Our Festival of the SEAson! This winter season, gather the family and celebrate the holidays at Georgia Aquarium. 'Festival of the SEAson,' Georgia Aquarium’s family celebration of the holidays, transforms the Aquarium’s galleries and exhibits into a winter wonderland - incorporating live holiday musical performances, a traditional Santa and our own underwater diving “SCUBA Claus,” lots of holiday arts and crafts fun, and best of all, the return of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, appearing in the AT&T Dolphin Tales theater before each performance of the spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show (on scheduled dates).

 

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