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Donor Circles

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Invest In The Future Of Ocean Conservation

Join our community of supporters by donating $350 or more, and play a vital role in fulfilling our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

All donor circle levels include a Family Plus Membership and get additional access to special opportunities and experiences that allow you to see your contribution in action.

ALL DONOR CIRCLE LEVELS INCLUDE

One full year of unlimited Aquarium access

Exclusive members-only hours and events

Discounts at our on-site café and gift shop

Special rates and access to camps and programs

Donor Circles

Friends of the Aquarium Circle

$350 to $499

In our Friends of the Aquarium Circle you will receive all Family Plus membership benefits and:

  • One extra guest pass (two total).
  • Recognition in the Aquarium’s digital annual report.
  • An exclusive quarterly supporter newsletter, The Deep Dive!

$500 to $999

You’ll receive all the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes experience: Learn how staff prepare food for the animals in our care and see how divers get ready for their time in the Window on Washington Waters habitat.
  • Invitation to one Curiosity Café: Join Aquarium staff for coffee, bagels and an intimate conversation about their roles at the Aquarium!

$1,000 to $2,499

You’ll receive all the above benefits, plus:

  • One extra guest pass (three total).
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour: You and up to seven guests will enjoy a guided tour through the Aquarium to see how your support benefits the animals in our care.
  • Guided beach naturalist experience: Join our experienced beach naturalists for a walk during low tide and learn about the incredible plants and animals that live on our local beaches.
  • Invitation to all Curiosity Cafés: Join Aquarium staff for coffee, bagels and an intimate conversation about their roles at the Aquarium!

$2,500 to $4,999

You’ll receive all the above benefits, plus:

  • Giant Pacific octopus experience: Chat with one of our animal care experts before the Aquarium opens and pick an enrichment item for our giant Pacific octopus to explore.

Aquarium Ambassador Circle

$5,000 to $9,999

In our Aquarium Ambassador Circle, you’ll receive all Friends of the Aquarium Circle benefits, plus:

  • One extra guest pass (four total).
  • Mammal feeding experience: Learn from Aquarium staff about what goes into prepping a sustainable seafood meal, and help create and deliver treats for one of your favorite marine mammals.
  • Gift a free membership: Share your passion for the marine environment by gifting someone a free, year-long membership to the Seattle Aquarium.
  • And don’t forget your Family Plus Membership benefits!

$10,000 to $24,999

You’ll receive all the above benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to a group tour of our off-site Animal Care Center.
  • Conservation conversation: Chat with one of the Aquarium’s senior leaders about the work you’re helping to make possible—with the discussion and staff member chosen to reflect your interests and passions.

President's Circle

$25,000 AND UP

In our President’s Circle, you’ll receive all Aquarium Ambassador Circle benefits, plus:

  • Customized benefits and invitations to match your personal interests and passions.
  • Seal of approval: You’ll help prepare food and go inside the harbor seal habitat to assist with feeding, plus learn about animal training, environmental enrichment and more.
  • A total of 20 complimentary, one-time Aquarium admission tickets.
  • And don’t forget your Family Plus Membership benefits!

All donor circle levels include:

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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.

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Support the Seattle Aquarium

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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!

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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!

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Cyber weekend

Get 15% OFF all memberships!