Individual Giving

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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
  • Protecting and restoring coral reefs
  • Investigations of Tampa Bay's shipwrecks 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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Support one of our Mission Funds and choose to designate your gift to our Animals, Conservation or Education programs.  


     For more information, e-mail or call Dana Shepard at (813) 367-4024.