Areas of Support
Support The Florida Aquarium
Each and every gift to The Florida Aquarium has an impact on our organization as we strive to protect and restore our blue planet. Whether you choose to make a general or directed donation, your contribution helps drive the success of our critical and proven mission-driven programs.
When you click the donate button below, you will have the option to direct your contribution to the area of greatest need or one of the areas below.Donate
With thousands of animals in our care, animal welfare is our top priority at The Florida Aquarium.
Your contributions help us:
- feed our animals a balanced diet
- maintain healthy habitats
- provide world-class diagnostic and preventative health care
- deliver essential enrichment programs
The Florida Aquarium is actively involved within the community of Tampa Bay and beyond. We have successfully engaged the public in the reduction of single-use plastics through campaigns like Skip the Straw and Bead-Free Bay. We are a leader in outreach that includes several community and beach clean-up events annually. Staff and volunteers also work alongside organizations like Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Keep Pinellas Beautiful and others. The Florida Aquarium is proud to be a Bicycle Friendly Business and supporter of active, sustainable and equitable transportation.
Conservation and Research
With our blue planet facing unprecedented challenges, it is vital that we find ways to ensure environmental health into the future. The Florida Aquarium works tirelessly, day after day, applying cutting-edge science-based technologies, building collaborations and empowering the Tampa Bay community to support critical conservation work.
Committed to caring for threatened species of coral, The Florida Aquarium is the leader in critical initiatives that significantly advance coral protection, reproduction and health-care techniques to accelerate restoration of the Florida Coral Reef Tract. The Florida Aquarium has made history by becoming the first to induce spawning of several different species of coral in a laboratory setting.
The Florida Aquarium has led extensive sea turtle rehabilitation efforts while working to educate the public to advance the protection of sea turtle populations. For over 20 years, hundreds of sea turtles have received care from our animal care professionals. Today, our work focuses on increased response to sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation needs, vital health research to improve sea turtle care and husbandry techniques.
All sea turtle rehabilitation work conducted by The Florida Aquarium is done with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles and authorized under conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-23-179.
As an organization dedicated to education and conservation, it is imperative that we provide dynamic STEM education, create wonder and excitement, and inspire the next generation of leaders to protect and restore our blue planet. Through science-based teachings and hands-on learning opportunities, we see the power of audience engagement and the empowerment of youth. We see students as the change-makers who will have the ability to tackle some of the toughest issues our world is facing. To achieve this, The Florida Aquarium works to reach as many students as possible.
We are committed to fostering, cultivating and sustaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize many children in our region are unable to afford enriching opportunities. Through philanthropy and private support, The Florida Aquarium is able to partner with local school systems and learning-based organizations to bring the natural environment directly to them at their place of learning.