Good Day Atlanta viewer information: November 8, 2021

Georgia Aquarium creates holiday "gift guide:"

Holiday shopping is rarely easy, especially when it’s for those people who already seem to have everything. But the team at Georgia Aquarium says it can help shoppers make a big "splash" this year, offering up a gift guide filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

We spent the morning inside Georgia Aquarium, learning more about the gift guide created by staffers this holiday season. Included on the list are tickets, gift certificates, and memberships, the money from which aquarium officials say goes toward the facility’s research and conversation efforts. 

Membership options include individual ($85 for adults) and family ($285 for up to four people) along with a "Land & Sea" package that also includes membership to Zoo Atlanta. General admission tickets to Georgia Aquarium cost $36.95 for visitors over the age of 2.

But for the loved one who really loves animals, the gift guide also includes the aquarium’s animal encounters and immersions. These include the all-new beluga encounter, which takes place behind the scenes of the facility’s Cold Water Quest gallery and pairs visitors with trainers for a program focused on the care of beluga whales. 

Other encounters include interactive visits with harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, and penguins. And then there’s the shark cage dive, which takes visitors into the Sharks! Predators of the Deep gallery and submerges them in a large cage, allowing them the opportunity to see multiple species of shark in a way few people ever will.

For more information on the Georgia Aquarium 2021 gift guide, click here. And to check out our morning taking part in some unforgettable animal encounters, click the video player in this article!

Ahmad Rashad hosts Game Show Network’s newest competition series "Tug of Words": "Tug of Words" is a game show based on the playground game Tug-O-War that sees teams of two completing a series of word-clue questions. The series airs today on the Game Show Network at 4:30 p.m. Click here for a sneak peek.

The life of legendary poet "Emily Dickinson" comes to life in a unique and hilarious way: Budding writer Emily Dickinson uses her outsider's perspective to explore the constraints of society, gender, and family in the 19th century. The Apple TV plus series "Dickinson" is streaming on Apple TV now. Watch the trailer here.

South Side Dash radio hosts Kierra M talks latest entertainment news: Multiple deaths and injuries have been reported at rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston. The entertainer has since released a statement, sending his condolences, and offering to help family members of the victims. 

Dr. Neil Winawer joins us with the latest COVID-19 news:  For more information on Dr. Neil Winawer from the Emory School of Medicine or his live Instagram Q&A follow him @neilwinawer.

Pet of the Day from the Humane Society of Cobb County: For more information on how you can adopt today's pet of the day click here.