Individual Giving

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  –Winston Churchill


Since 1995, the Aquarium has made a vital difference in the health of Tampa Bay, the Gulf and beyond.  Our donors have the unique opportunity to take part in this endeavor by contributing financial support.  The generosity of our donors is an investment in our organization and the work we do.  Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to fulfill our mission.  The gifts we receive provide aid for:

  • Rescue and rehabilitation efforts for sea turtles, otters, and other marine mammals
  • Continued underwater archaeology efforts at Little Salt Spring in Sarasota County
  • Restoring and re-growing coral reefs
  • Investigations of Tampa Bay's ship wrecks through scientific diving
  • Sponsored admissions and summer camps for underserved, at-risk children and teens
  • Continued environmental and science education enrichment experiences for students of all ages


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    Aquarist Circle

    The Aquarist Circle is an elite group of philanthropic individuals who show their support of The Florida Aquarium through annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Click here to learn more about the various levels and benefits of becoming part of the Aquarist Circle.

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    VIP Membership

    VIP Members support the Aquarium by contributing a philanthropic donation on top of their annual membership fee. Click here to find out more about our VIP levels, and how you're donation helps! 

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    More Ways to Give

    Every dollar you donate helps The Florida Aquarium fulfill its mission. To donate $5 via your cell phone, please text FLAQ5 to 20222. To donate $10, please text FLAQ10 to 20222. Thank you!

    A one-time donation of $5.00 or $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the “THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM” by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code “20222”; text HELP to “20222 for help. <Link to Privacy Policy>