Holiday Gifts

Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Georgia Aquarium

With the holidays fast approaching, Georgia Aquarium has something for everyone on their list. Adventure seekers, conservation enthusiasts and animal lovers alike all have a gifts waiting for them at Georgia Aquarium.

Guests interested in perfect stocking stuffers are encouraged to check out the Aquarium’s new online gift store where they will find several unique gifts and even make a wish list for those must have items.

Georgia Aquarium offers extraordinary gift ideas for any animal lover, conservation enthusiast and anyone who has dreamed of falling asleep next to a whale shark. Looking for a gift to give someone who has everything? An animal interaction is a gift full of memories that will last a lifetime. See the comprehensive list that Georgia Aquarium has to offer below:

Journey with the Gentle Giants – This program is the only opportunity in the world where guests are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, in Georgia Aquarium's 6.3 million gallon exhibit – Ocean Voyager. Suit up and SCUBA dive or snorkel with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime.

Beluga & Friends Interaction Program – Make new friends in an up-close encounter with one of the world’s most charismatic animals! Guests don a wetsuit and immerse themselves in the aquatic habitat of the friendly beluga whales, and also get the chance to meet some of their neighbors in the Georgia- Pacific Cold Water Quest gallery. With a limited space per outing of 8 people, guests experience an intimate encounter with family and old and new friends that they will never forget.

Dolphin Encounter – This poolside encounter program is a splashy new way to meet one of the finned stars of the AT&T Dolphin Tales show. Learn about how the Aquarium cares for its famous friends, participate in a training session and touch a dolphin in this hands-on experience. Guests will also receive a souvenir photo to take with you and have for years to come.

Sea Otter Encounter – This encounter allows guests to learn about sea otters and meet new furry friends! For about 40 minutes, guests will have an exclusive tour of the sea otter facility, learn about the otters through a special educational presentation, have the chance to feed and participate in a sea otter training session with the Georgia Aquarium’s animal trainers and gain knowledge about the Aquarium’s rescue, research and conservation initiatives. Guests will take home a great photo that captures this memorable experience.

Penguin Encounter – The newest animal encounter program, Penguin Encounter allows guests to go behind-the-scenes of Georgia Aquarium and meet some of the Aquarium’s charismatic African penguins. Guests are invited to enjoy an educational presentation and participate in a training session alongside Georgia Aquarium animal trainers. The program includes a photo opportunity and 4x6 photo souvenir.

Annual 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.

Adopt an Animal – For those that care DEEPLY about the environment, why not give someone the chance to participate in Georgia Aquarium’s 4R Adopt Program? Participation includes adoption of a limited edition and numbered whale shark or dolphin plush, Personalized Adoption Certificate and an animal fact sheet, recognition of support on Georgia Aquarium’s 4R Donor Wall, an Aquarium ticket and a subscription to its eco- friendly e-newsletter. This is a great gift that gives back.

Sleepovers – Once the Aquarium closes its doors, it’s not quite ready to say goodnight! Georgia Aquarium offers sleepovers for groups in grades 2-5 and 6-8 as well as for families and adults. Each group is offered a special educational experience and the chance to sleep safely under the sea. All sleepovers include Aquarium admission, Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow, Behind the Scenes Tours, guided adventure through the galleries, a sleeping mat, fun activities, light supper and breakfast and waking up next to one of the Aquarium’s amazing exhibits.

Contact Public Relations:
Bailey Rogers
PR Specialist
(404) 581-4277

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit



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