Beluga Encounter Proposal

Shedd introduces a uniquely engaging beluga encounter, complete with a poolside moment that is perfect for popping the question. An upgrade adds a romantic repast of champagne and strawberries afterward at a private table overlooking the Abbott Oceanarium.

Guided by a Shedd trainer, the couple will learn all about beluga whales as they wade into the waters of the Grainger Beluga Encounter Habitat. After some up-close-and-personal time with a beluga, there will be an opportunity for a proposal that can only happen at Shedd Aquarium! A professional photographer will capture the once-in-a lifetime setting and moment—one that the couple will surely share with family and friends for years to come.


$500 ($400 for members) for two people

Add a champagne celebration for $100.

Includes Beluga Encounter, express entry, admission to all exhibits and a ticket to the next available aquatic presentation. You will receive a complimentary photo package as part of your proposal experience.


Beluga encounter proposal experiences are scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Participants must be at least 60 inches tall. If you or someone in your party has accessible needs, please call us at 312-692-2730 and we will be happy to assist you.

Photography and video recording are not allowed during this experience. Participating Guests should meet at the Northern Trust Suite on the day of their visit.

Refund Policy

Rescheduling must occur as of close of business 10 days prior to the date of the experience. Refunds will not be issued for any changes made less than 10 days prior. For additional details, see our refund and cancellation policy.

Accessibility Needs

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us in advance of your reservation.

Phone: 312-692-2730