We Depend on the Generosity of Our Members and Donors
The Aquarium of the Pacific has been “instilling a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems” since 1998. Through a variety of inspirational public lectures, engaging K-12 educational programs, and over 500 species of very special animal ambassadors, the Aquarium has become a true community resource for all those looking for the most up-to-date information on our shared environment, engaging and interactive animal experiences and opportunities for scientific learning that transcend the traditional classroom.
Did you know that your Aquarium:
- Is the 4th most attended Aquarium in the country with more than 1.4 million annual visitors
- Serves one of the most ethnically diverse audiences in the country
- Cares for over 11,000 animal ambassadors, often performing more than 500 medical exams and procedures annually
- Decreased water consumption by 32% and maintained consistent energy consumption over the last 8 years, all while attendance increased by 35%
- Serves over 220,000 students, teachers and community members each year with more than 100 educational program offerings
- Presents 21 cultural festivals annually
- Hosts a nationally recognized public lecture series featuring leading scientists, authors and business leaders
- Benefits from the generosity of over 1,300 volunteers
Did you also know that the Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit institution? Ticket sales and gift shop revenues only cover 75% of our annual operating costs. The contributions we receive from our donor community truly do make a tremendous difference in ensuring we are able to continue to provide the quality, mission-driven experiences our guests have come to expect from the Aquarium. From purchasing interactive toys for our sea otters to creating new state standards-based classroom experiences for our neighborhood school children, every dollar received has impact. And, every dollar counts. Please take a moment to explore the many ways, both large and small, that you can help your Aquarium found on the links to the left. This Aquarium was formed through a partnership with our community, and we hope to continue this powerful partnership with you for many years to come.
Thank you for your support!