Make a Splash with Eco Gifts from the New England Aquarium

Last week I shared some gift ideas from The Nature Conservancy, and now that December is here, the holidays are speedily approaching! Below are some more eco-conscious gift ideas - these ones come from the New England Aquarium.

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BOSTON, Mass. – This holiday season, make all of your family and friends’ aquatic dreams come true and dive into a sea of unique eco-friendly gifts at the New England Aquarium.  Think outside the box and show your loved ones you care about them as well as the blue planet and its creatures. Your purchase will not only bring joy and inspiration to others but will also help to support the Aquarium’s education, conservation and research programs.

Surprise someone with an unforgettable one-to-one animal encounter at $75 for Aquarium members and $100 for non-members, or make someone a Proud Parent animal sponsor of a baby seal, sea turtle or penguin with sponsorship levels starting at just $35. Looking for something bigger? Make a donation to the Aquarium in the name of a loved one or as a sponsor of a North Atlantic right whale. Can’t get enough of the Aquarium’s adorable aquatic creatures? Visit the Aquarium’s gift shop to find an array of plush stuffed animals, marine-themed apparel and various educational and interactive toys and games.

Looking for something that lasts beyond the holidays?  Give the gift that keeps on giving with a one-year Aquarium membership with prices starting at $85 based on membership levels. With unlimited express admission and discounts to Aquarium programs, your friend or family member is guaranteed to learn something new with every visit.  Benefits of a one-year Aquarium membership include - but are not limited to - invitations to exclusive members-only events, discounted tickets to the Aquarium’s IMAX theater and a free subscription to blue, the Aquarium’s quarterly member magazine, and SeaMail, the Aquarium’s monthly member e-newsletter.

With products and experiences appropriate for all ages and a mission to preserve the world’s oceans, holiday shopping has never been so fun, easy or rewarding. Stop by the Aquarium’s on-site gift shop located in the lobby of the Aquarium’s West Wing, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or, explore the Aquarium’s online gift Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Call 617-973-5266 or