Why Give?

The mission of the Seattle Aquarium has never been more important. We have an awesome responsibility to protect our local marine environment. Protection is best achieved by helping our community – See, Touch and Explore what is beneath the surface. Our Seattle Aquarium provides this opportunity both at the Seattle Aquarium and on our local beaches.

Your donation helps the Aquarium educate our community about our Puget Sound and the challenges facing it by:

  • Providing marine science education to over 40,000 local school children annually
  • Building new exhibits like "Window on Washington Waters" or "Crashing Waves"
  • Performing research on local species like the sixgill shark & giant Pacific octopus
  • Training volunteer Beach Naturalists who teach beach visitors how to enjoy the beach without hurting the animals that call it home

Your generous support is important – a gift of any amount is appreciated and can make a difference:

  • $50 sends 5 economically disadvantaged children and their parents to the Aquarium
  • $100 sends an Aquarium Educator to a local stream, river or beach with a school group
  • $250 allows a special needs child to participate a week of an Aquarium summer camp
  • $500 helps support our annual giant Pacific octopus survey and makes your family a member of the Octopus Circle
  • $1,000 feeds a hungry sea otter for a month and makes your family a member of the Otter Club
Donations of $300 or more make you a Premier Donor Club member.


Please support the Seattle Aquarium by making your secure donation online today or by sending it to:

Seattle Aquarium
P.O. Box 24458
Seattle, WA 98124-0458

  • Double the impact of your gift with our Matching Gift Program, click here for more information.
  • The Seattle Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered under EIN #91-1189249. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
  • The Seattle Aquarium has adopted and complies with the "Donor Bill of Rights"
  • View Seattle Aquarium's financial reports in our document library, under "Aquarium Reports and Financials."