Let some of Shedd’s best-loved animals help you pop the question! Arrange your proposal around a specially designed Beluga Encounter or Penguin Encounter. Both are available during regularly scheduled encounter times, or the experience can be upgraded for a private proposal.
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Beluga Encounter Proposal
Penguin Encounter Proposal
Beluga Encounter Proposals
Guided by a Shedd trainer, you’ll learn all about the beluga whales as you wade into the waters of the Grainger Beluga Encounter Habitat. After some up-close and personal time with the whale, there will be an opportunity for a proposal that can only happen at Shedd! Call 312-692-3355 to schedule your proposal today.
Price: $75 (does not include admission to the Beluga Encounter)
Penguin Encounter Proposals
During this 60-minute encounter, you’ll be introduced to one of our Magellanic penguins and its trainer, behind the scenes. You’ll learn how Shedd cares for and trains our penguins and the importance of how Magellanic penguins mate for life. This will be your cue to pop the question! Call 312-692-3355 to schedule your proposal today.
Price: $50 (does not include admission to the Penguin Encounter)
Make it private
You can reserve the entire encounter to have a more intimate
experience! With this option, you can bring additional guests or make it
a private experience for you and your significant other. This encounter
also includes champagne and strawberries (for two people) on a private
balcony overlooking the Abbott Oceanarium.
Private Beluga Encounter: $1250 or $1000 for members
Private Penguin Encounter: $850 or $650 for members