Show your support and take action

Make your voice heard! Actions are being considered at the local, state and national level that affect marine animals in the wild and their habitats—as well as the future Seattle Aquarium. Help further our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment by becoming an advocate for our one world ocean and the animals that live there, and the Seattle Aquarium itself.

Join the Aquarium Conservation Partnership and the Seattle Aquarium in choosing alternatives to single-use plastics!

The Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) was created to inform, guide and coordinate action by public aquariums across North America to advance conservation of the ocean, lakes and rivers. Nineteen public aquariums—including the Seattle Aquarium—under the leadership of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Aquarium and Shedd Aquarium, have joined forces to endorse public action, business leadership and policy change to tackle the major threats to aquatic environments—beginning, in 2017, with a coordinated campaign to reduce single-use plastics.

Plastic pollution is impacting the health of our ocean, rivers, and lakes—and the aquatic animals we love— at an increasing rate.

But your everyday decisions have the power to change this. And aquariums across the country are working to make the right decisions easier.

Aquariums, like the Seattle Aquarium, are joining you in taking action by making a commitment to reduce single-use plastic in our institutions. Aquariums are also working to advance solutions through research, education and inspiring our visitors to care about our ocean, rivers and lakes.

Take action!

  • Choose reusables instead of single-use plastic.
  • Skip the straw.
  • Bring your reusable bag.

The solution is in our hands.

Other resources and information:

AZA SAFE program

Save Animals from Extinction (SAFE)

As an accredited member of the Assocation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Seattle Aquarium is proud to partcipate in Save Animals from Extinction (SAFE), a new commitment by the AZA's 229 accredited zoos and aquariums to harness our collective resources and work to save specific endangered species from extinction by restoring healthy populations in the wild. People like you, who visit the Seattle Aquarium and/or other AZA-accredited institutions, are an important element of this critical effort!