Give a Gift that Gives Back!
Looking for a gift for the animal lover in your life? Look no more! Shedd Aquarium has aquatic-themed gifts and experiences for kids, significant others and more. When you shop Shedd Aquarium gifts and experiences, you’re giving back to aquatic life here, there and everywhere by supporting what we do and our blue planet.
Thank you, and happy gifting!
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🐠 Gift an experience 🐠
Looking for a gift for someone who has it all? Why not an immersive experience they will never forget! Give your significant other the gift of a visit to the aquatic animal world in person or virtually, with a virtual animal encounter — or shop experiences for kids and the whole family with our virtual mini camps for kids, virtual slumber parties for families or a visit to the aquarium for the whole household.
Virtual Shark Feeding Tour: Join the ocean's most dynamic and misunderstood predators — sharks — and other marine predators for brunch on this virtual feeding tour. Discover how each shark and ray species in Wild Reef has been trained to respond to an aquarist’s signal for mealtime
Virtual Penguin Video Messages: Switch to virtual cards this year and do something special for the next birthday on your list by sending a penguin video message. Not only do virtual cards help our planet, a penguin message is sure to bring an extra smile!
Virtual Otter Encounter: There is never a dull moment while observing and learning about how sea otters eat, swim, vocalize, groom, dive, and play.
Virtual Sea Lion Encounter: Meet the rescued sea lions at Shedd with a big bark and even bigger stories. Participate in a fun animal care session to learn about their incredible skills and behaviors.
Visit in person: Plan a fun visit to Shedd with your loved ones to look nature in the eye and experience the aquatic animal world.
Membership: Give a gift to a loved one that’s a great deal for them and means a great deal to us! Choose “Buy as a Gift” for recipients to get free admission to Shedd for a year—they'll get the gift now, but can choose to activate when they feel comfortable.
🐠 Give an aquatic gift 🐠
Do you love giving gifts inspired by your favorite aquatic animals? Explore our sustainable earth-friendly gifts from apparel to merch and much more! We have gifts $30 and below that make for a special Valentine’s Day treat like our penguin masks, #WheresWellington and otter t-shirts, animal plushes and more. Every item in our online store is inspired by aquatic animal life and protecting it.
Last-chance! Otter products are limited-time only and go off-sale February 14.
Please note COVID-19 and weather-related events may cause package delays.
Please note the links in this section will take you to our online store which has a separate URL and different purchase pathway than this site. Orders are processed through a secure Shedd-certified site.
Every item you find in Shedd Aquarium’s store is inspired by aquatic animals. Not only do you support Shedd when you shop—you also help support our commitment to conservation and taking action for animals at the aquarium and in natural habitats around the world.
🐠 Make a donation 🐠
Prefer something symbolic? Share your love for the aquatic animal world by giving a gift that helps support aquatic life. With you by our side, we are able to care for resident animals, create learning programs for families and educators and take action for animals and our blue planet.
Contributions to Shedd ensure that our mission to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world remains resilient.
Honor a loved one with a special dedication
Recognize someone special this holiday season by making a contribution in their name. You can honor someone who has made a difference in your life or celebrate the memory of someone you love!
Adopt an animal
Have a special connection with penguins, belugas, otters or turtles? Symbolically adopt one and receive a matching plush! When you symbolically adopt an animal at Shedd, you support our mission and top-quality animal care.
Make a difference monthly
Looking for ways to simplify your contributions? Consider scheduling reoccurring donations monthly or annually. Save time on set up and start giving on an ongoing basis.