As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Aquarium of the Pacific depends on donor contributions. Every animal, every staff member, every student, and every visitor benefits from the generosity of our donors in some way. Additionally, education made possible through Pacific Circle donations helps shape a brighter future for our communities and the ocean environment.
Gifts from Pacific Circle members provide critical funds to support the Aquarium’s day-to-day operations, ensuring a consistently high level of excellence in our animal care, educational programs, facilities, and exhibits. This foundational support provides a stable platform that enables the Aquarium to create new exhibits like the recently opened Ocean Science Center and Arctic and Antarctic: Our Polar Regions in Peril.