Aquadoption: The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

For Mother's Day - Adopt a shark pup at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate motherhood than to adopt one of the swell sharks at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium? Adult female swell sharks, their developing swell shark pups still incubating in egg casings and new born shark pups are all available for fostering through the Aquarium’s Aquadoption program. 

Aquadoption at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is an important way to connect with the marine environment, support an animal on exhibit and gain a greater understanding of the amazing ocean habitat of the Santa Monica Bay. An Aquadoption gift not only assists in the feeding and care of an animal, it also funds the maintenance of exhibits and the ongoing education and advocacy efforts core to Heal the Bay's mission.

Swell sharks are one of eight species available for adoption, ranging in price from $25 to $750, depending upon the animal. Whether you purchase a yearlong adoption for Mom, for a friend or for a child or grandparent - or foster an animal yourself – it is the gift that keeps on giving on behalf of marine life welfare.

An Aquadoption includes a photo of the animal and an animal fact sheet. Two free family passes are also included to encourage recipients to visit their foster animal.

Visit the Aquarium to get acquainted with prospective adoptees during public hours: Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. or weekends from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Download an Aquadoption Order Form today.

Photo: Tara Crow