Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. Georgia Aquarium Foundation is the fundraising arm of Georgia Aquarium, Inc. and holds investments for Georgia Aquarium.

As a 501(c)3 organization, the Foundation raises funds towards the Aquarium’s mission and goals of research, conservation, education and other programmatic goals.

Through the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, Georgia Aquarium has been able to conduct worldwide research projects and provide recreational therapy for wounded veterans. The Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program has provided Aquarium admission to individuals and groups in the education system in need of financial assistance. To date, more than 245,000 students from Title I schools and non-profits in Georgia were sponsored to visit Georgia Aquarium free of charge.

2018 Research and Conservation Newsletters

Your Donation Has an Impact

From programming for Title I students, to therapy for injured veterans, to ground breaking research and conservation efforts, there are more than a million reasons to support Georgia Aquarium's Annual Fund.

  • Research & Conservation

    Expand awareness through collaborative conservation and research efforts. The Aquarium’s research and conservation projects increase our understanding of the world’s oceans.

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  • Military Salute

    Engage our community through partnerships that provide wounded veterans or their families with a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience through our Military Salute Program.

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  • Educational Programs

    Inspire wonder for future generations, including 75,000 children from Title I schools who would not otherwise have the chance to visit the Aquarium through our SEA program.

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Join Anchor Society

The Anchor Society is Georgia Aquarium’s philanthropic membership, and offers exciting benefits as a thank you for your incredible support! Ranging from $750 and above, these contributions keep Georgia Aquarium on the forefront of innovative research and global impact.

All Anchor Society Members contributing at the $750 Anchor Level and above receive:

  • Up to 6 Membership Cards
  • Private Behind the Seas Tour at Georgia Aquarium for a party of up to 6
  • Parking card
  • Invitations to Aquarium Special Events
  • Recognition in Georgia Aquarium Annual Report

Every Little Bit Helps

We're so grateful to our numerous supporters. All donations, large and small, go a long way toward furthering oceanic research, conserving endangered wildlife and expanding our educational programming. Here are ways these dollars add up:

  • $14$14 gives one Title 1 student the opportunity to experience our education programming.
  • $60$60 feeds a manta ray for one day.
  • $200$200 gives 1 injured veteran the chance to immerse themselves in a whale shark dive.
  • $500$500 feeds 1 adult green sea turtle for 1 month.
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More Ways You Can Help

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Honor or Memorial Giving


Honor or Memorial Giving

Tribute gifts can be made in honor of special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. Your gift will support our efforts to fulfill our mission by educating students and guests to promote worldwide conservation of aquatic biodiversity.

Upon receipt of your gift, an acknowledgment of your contribution is immediately issued to the designated recipient. And as with all gifts, we will acknowledge the donor with a thank-you letter containing the appropriate tax language.

Donors of $1,500 or more can choose to have their loved one permanently listed on our memorial wall. These gifts perpetuate the memory of the individual’s life and work and translate into a legacy for future generations.

To speak with someone about making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone, please contact Georgia Aquarium Foundation at or call 404.581.4136.


Planned Giving


Planned Giving

Individuals who establish planned gifts including Georgia Aquarium as a beneficiary become members of the esteemed Legacy Society, designed to recognize donors who have chosen to help assure that Georgia Aquarium remains at the forefront of aquarium experiences worldwide for years to come.

Planned gifts typically meet tax and investment planning needs of individuals while providing a future gift to help ensure the long-term support of Georgia Aquarium and our mission “to be an entertaining, educational, and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging guest experiences, and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.”

For information or help with charitable bequests, gifts of stock, or other estate planning vehicles, please contact Georgia Aquarium Foundation at or 404.581.4136.


Get an Aquarium License Plate


Get an Aquarium License Plate

Support our Research & Conservation efforts starting today by purchasing your tag from the Georgia Department of Revenue. Upon purchasing your tag through your local tag office, your tag will be mailed directly to you within 7-10 days. To learn more please visit the Georgia Department of Revenue website.

You do not need to wait until your birthday to apply for a plate! Your registration and annual ad valorem will not be affected by applying before or after your birthday. The manufacturing fee is $25 per vehicle. If you currently have a specialty plate or vanity plate, your new Georgia Aquarium license plate will replace it.

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Fundraising Events


Fundraising Events

Throughout the year, Georgia Aquarium hosts many events that benefit our Research & Conservation efforts, our Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program or our Military Salute Program.

Events include Aqua Vino, Fish & Chips Golf Tournament, Red, White & Brew, Science on Tap, and the Black and White New Year’s Celebration. Keep an eye on our event calendar to learn more.


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Donation Options

  • Phone

    To make a donation by phone, please contact the Development Department at 404.581.4136. For tax purposes, our 501(c)3 ID number is: 58-2574918

  • Mail

    You can also mail your gift to the us at:
    Georgia Aquarium
    Attn: Development Department
    225 Baker Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313

  • Online

    With Amazon Smile, Amazon donates when you shop. Support us by going to and updating your charity to Georgia Aquarium Inc.

Help Us Do an Ocean of Good

Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. In order to continue these efforts, we need your help.

You can support the work being done in our facility and in the field through a tax-deductible contribution to Georgia Aquarium. Your contributions are vital to the success of our mission. We couldn’t do this without you!

Gifts That Keeps on Giving

When you buy from our online gift shop, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase allows us to continue with our groundbreaking research initiatives, educational programs and conservation efforts.

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