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2019 Aquarium Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas that also help the ocean? The Aquarium has many unique options to choose from, and dollars spent with the Aquarium support its animal care, conservation, and education programs.

Gift store holiday items decorated with sea animals

Holiday gifts on sale in 2019 include a sweatshirt, stocking, ornaments, mugs, socks, and jewelry.

Enhanced Aquarium experiences
The Aquarium offers several options for transforming your regular visit into a special occasion. These range from behind-the-scenes tours offered at several time slots daily ($19 per person), to an up-close animal encounter with sharks, penguins, sea otters, or sea lions ($109 per person, includes Aquarium admission, offered on select days) or a dive immersion experience for certified divers ($299 per person, offered daily). Animal encounters can be upgraded to a private VIP experience, with two animal choices and a customized tour. These experiences will be in high demand this holiday season. You can call the Aquarium at (562) 590-3100 to make your reservations.

Adopt an Animal
You can show how much you care about your loved ones and marine life by adopting an animal. Your gift will include an adoption certificate, animal updates, and more. That’s not all, Adopt an Animal proceeds fund the Aquarium’s conservation initiatives and animal rehabilitation work so that you can ensure a better world for your favorite animals.

Give the gift of membership
A gift of membership to the Aquarium of the Pacific provides twelve months of unlimited free admission so you can visit your favorite animals as often as you wish. Members also receive exclusive benefits, valuable discounts, and more. Plus, membership helps support top-notch care for the Aquarium’s animals and supports our important educational and conservation programs.

A wide selection in the Pacific Collections gift store
The Aquarium’s Pacific Collections gift store features a wide selection of gifts, books, souvenirs, and artwork to commemorate your visit. Along with plush animals, apparel, and decorative items that represent the Aquarium’s animals and exhibits, Pacific Collections also stocks jewelry, housewares, and toys that celebrate the ocean and marine life.

Earth-friendly items in the gift shop include toys and artwork made with recycled materials and reusable beverage containers, straws, and utensils. Aquarium admission is not required to shop in the gift store. Items can also be ordered by phone by calling (562) 951-1732.

Give a gift to your favorite Aquarium animal
As you complete your holiday shopping, you can consider supporting the Aquarium by shopping on AmazonSmile and selecting the Aquarium of the Pacific as your charity of choice. For set-up instructions, visit the Aquarium’s AmazonSmile page.

While you are in the gift-giving mode, you can also support the Aquarium and your favorite Aquarium animals through a gift to the Animal Care and Conservation Program. Your donation will help feed the animals and contribute to the Aquarium’s conservation work benefiting endangered species locally and around the world.