Give Back to our Blue Planet

Please consider a gift today and join those making a difference in our blue backyard of Tampa Bay.

We are all connected, and together, we share life on our Blue Planet.

Tragically, our home, our oceans and its animals face many daily threats. We know this all too well. Florida's coral reefs are disappearing faster than scientists forecasted. Florida's endangered sea turtles are being injured by entanglement in the trash, boat strikes and frostbite. Furthermore, Florida's unique aquatic life is being affected by red tides or blue-green algae.


Thankfully, The Florida Aquarium believes we can turn the tide on the threats now facing us. We are more than a must-see attraction; we are working tirelessly to protect and restore aquatic habitats we interact with and rely on for our quality of life every day.


For more than 24 years, The Florida Aquarium has come to the rescue of sick or injured animals in our aquatic backyard and across the state and country. We work hard to rehabilitate every injured or ill animal, always with the goal of returning it to the wild. As we've heard on the nightly news, islands of plastic are in our oceans—harming sea turtles and other animals—and our society. Our children are losing an essential lifesaving connection with nature. That's why the work we do every day to educate everyone, especially the next generation, is vitally important.

We cannot do this lifesaving work alone. We need your help today.

Together with Fifth Third Bank, we are asking for your support in protecting and restoring our Blue Planet. Through June 30, Fifth Third Bank will match your contribution dollar for dollar up to $20,000. Your gift today will have double the impact because of Fifth Third Bank's generosity.


As a non-for-profit, we are proud of our Four-Star Charity Navigator rating and Platinum Membership with Guidestar, so rest assured your investment in The Florida Aquarium's critical work will be used wisely.


Together, we will protect and restore life here at home, in our oceans and for all wildlife.

We hope you'll join us with your support! 

Save our Blue Planet



All coral conservation and reserach activities occurred within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and under permit. 

All sea turtle care and rehabilitation by The Florida Aquarium is done with 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-19-179.