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Why Give?

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.

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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 and dynamic exhibits each year to explore current issues affecting the ocean and marine life and to attract both new and returning Aquarium visitors.

View our Annual Report. We invite you to learn more by calling Pacific Circle Coordinator, Alina Nakano, at (562) 951-5387, or email at

Questions Regarding the Pacific Circle?

For questions regarding the Pacific Circle, please call Pacific Circle Coordinator, Alina Nakano, at (562) 951-5387, or email at

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Donate Today

Please consider supporting your Aquarium by becoming a member, making a donation, or including the Aquarium in your estate plans. We need your support now more than ever.