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The Beluga Auction

Date: August 19th, 2021  Time: 7pm-9pm  Location: Mystic Aquarium  Cost: $150

At the Beluga Auction, attendees and online bidders have three chances to win the ultimate prizes of the name rights to a beluga. This gala-like auction will feature elegant decor, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, and the music of The Wailers. Guernsey’s Auction House of New York City is hosting the auction, which includes high-class art, vintage automobiles, a wooden sailboat, luxurious travel packages, VIP experiences, and more! The top prize includes a private meet-and-greet experience with the belugas, a custom bronze statue commissioned by acclaimed wildlife sculptor Dan Ostermiller, and a plaque installation outside the Arctic Coast habitat to commemorate the occasion.

To attend the Gala, bid in absentia, or discuss a potential donation, please contact Guernsey’s, 212-794-2280 /

Terms and conditions apply to the naming rights. The auction includes three naming opportunities. The chance to name a fourth beluga available through the Beluga Raffle. Two raffle tickets are included for auction attendees.

The fundraised money financially supports Mystic Aquarium conservation, education, and research programs. The winning names will earn worldwide attention and will represent the philanthropic commitment of the successful bidders.

Want to learn more? Click here for more event details as well as the full auction listing.

Click below to learn more about the beluga whales that call Mystic Aquarium home.