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Turn your awe into action

With your help, we can increase the Aquarium’s impact and share the wonders of the ocean with even more people—now and for generations to come.

The Seattle Aquarium logo in white encircled by the phrase "One Ocean. One Future."

Discover what your donation to the One Ocean, One Future campaign can do!

Concept rendering of visitors standing in front of the reef habitat in the Seattle Aquarium's future Ocean Pavilion building.

Transform the Aquarium

You’ll be helping us complete the Aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion, which will take visitors on an immersive journey through the ecosystems of the Coral Triangle—a region in the Indo-Pacific that’s amazingly rich in biodiversity—connecting with over 3,500 tropical animals and plants.

Concept rendering of the Seattle Aquarium campus, featuring the new Ocean Pavilion building, as it fits into the downtown Seattle city skyline.

Connect our city

Your donation will also support a public park on the Ocean Pavilion’s roof and accessible connections between downtown and the new Waterfront Park—bringing to life the vision of a revitalized waterfront and creating access for all to enjoy our beautiful location on the Salish Sea.

An adult zebra shark swimming underwater in tropical waters.

Nurture our ocean

Your gift will help expand our collaborative work to restore threatened and endangered marine species, both locally and around the world—and support education programs that inspire and empower the next generation of ocean advocates.

Ready to turn your awe into action?

Be part of something awesome: Donate to the One Ocean, One Future campaign today and help bring the Ocean Pavilion to life. All gifts, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your gift supports the work of the Seattle Aquarium as it expands with the Ocean Pavilion.

Play Video about Rendering of the front entrance of the Ocean Pavilion with guests looking up at the Oculus into an animal habitat. Why is the Ocean Pavilion exciting? Dr. Sylvia Earle explains.

New public spaces for all

Exciting transformations are also happening outside the Ocean Pavilion. The rooftop park will connect to Seattle’s new Overlook Walk, linking Pike Place Market to the new Waterfront Park. And anyone strolling through the new Aquarium plaza can marvel at a reef ecosystem through the Ocean Pavilion’s large, public viewing window—no admission ticket needed.

Co-Creation with the Indigenous Community

For more than 10,000 years, the Coast Salish people have stewarded the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest. They continue to do so today. We honor our location in this revered space and our collaboration with Coast Salish people and the urban Indigenous community. This collaboration has guided the Ocean Pavilion project since its early stages—and is reflected in public artwork, horticultural design and more throughout the Aquarium campus.

Take a deeper dive

A new vision takes shape

Play Video about Artist Dan Friday in front of a forge as he creates glass artwork pieces.

Ocean Pavilion signature artist – Dan Friday

Play Video about Coral being raised at the Seattle Aquarium. Animal Care Stories, episode 3: Coral.

Animal Care Stories
Episode 3: Coral

Play Video about Illustration of the Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion representing 96% of water being recirculated within the building.

Explore how the Ocean Pavilion is designed to recirculate salt water


The Ocean Pavilion is set to open in summer 2024.

The Seattle Aquarium is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Our tax ID is 91-1189249. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Please follow your employer’s instructions for submitting match requests. Reach out to with any questions.

Our tax ID is 91-1189249.

To make a gift over the phone, please call (206) 693-6326 and mention the One Ocean, One Future campaign.

Please visit our planned giving page for more information. 

Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

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Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

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