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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Since its founding in 1998, the Aquarium of the Pacific has relied on the generosity of members and donors like you who understand that educating our community and caring for our environment builds a better future for us all.

Ways to Give

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Join or renew your membership for 12 months of unlimited free admission, extra-special benefits, and exclusive access to fun and wonder at the Aquarium.

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Pacific Circle Gift Society

We invite you to become a member of the prestigious Pacific Circle, our leadership gift society, by supporting the Aquarium with gifts of $1,500, $2,500, $5,000 or more.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Funding from grants and sponsorships make it possible for the Aquarium to provide our community with enriching educational experiences.

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Fundraising Events

Each year the Aquarium hosts two major fundraising events. Come enjoy a fun, engaging evening that raises money to support our educational and conservation programs.

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Pacific Visions

Make an impact by donating to Pacific Visions, a new wing that will be a powerful venue for communicating the challenges our ocean faces and the opportunities it holds.

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Glass Guild

The Glass Guild is a new initiative at the Aquarium which ceremonially “sells” panels of glass on the Pacific Visions building.

Pacific Visions Theater Seats

Seat Campaign

Name a seat in the new Honda Pacific Visions Theater!

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Adopt an Animal

Help support your favorite animal by adopting today! Your adoption will provide the best possible care available, including food and medical treatment.


Planned Giving

By putting the Aquarium of the Pacific in your will or estate plan, you are ensuring that we will fulfill our mission for years to come.

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer Employee Matching Gift programs so that you can double your support and give even more to the Aquarium.

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Memorial and Celebratory Gifts

A memorial or celebratory gift is a way to honor, memorialize, or celebrate the special people in your life.

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Shop with Amazon Smile and a portion of the price of your purchase will be donated to the Aquarium of the Pacific at no cost to you.

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Vehicle Donations

Find out how you can donate your car, truck, RV, motorcycle or boat. This tax deductible program benefits you, the Aquarium, and the environment!

Please note that donor-advised funds may only be used for contributions in which no goods or services are provided.