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Support the Aquarium

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We all have an awesome responsibility to protect and restore our marine environment—and it all starts with understanding, and caring about, the amazing diversity of sea life below the surface. At the Aquarium, visitors begin their journeys of ocean exploration every day.

The naturalist Sir David Attenborough said, ‘No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.’ Every day, volunteers and staff of the Seattle Aquarium help people, young and old, to see, touch, experience and learn about the diverse marine environment of Puget Sound and the ocean. We know this exposure makes Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment possible. That’s why we support the Seattle Aquarium!

Pat and Al Friedrich

Monthly Giving

Join the Otter Raft, the Seattle Aquarium’s monthly giving program! Monthly donors help support a healthy marine environment by educating, engaging and inspiring Aquarium guests—as well as the community at large—to act on behalf of our one world ocean.

An illustration of two sea otters holding hands while swimming on their backs. They are surrounded by a blue circle with the text "Seattle Aquarium: The Otter Raft."
Would you like to request a donation for your auction, raffle or other event? Please visit our donation request page.

Privacy Policy: It is the policy of the Seattle Aquarium Society to protect our donors’ confidential information. Personal information about our donors will not be sold or traded to any other entity without permission.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Opening August 29

Ocean Pavilion

Get your tickets today to experience our new Ocean Pavilion expansion!

Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 10pm Pacific on Wednesday, July 10. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

Support the Seattle Aquarium

Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

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.

Cyber weekend

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