Ways to Support the Aquarium


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Every dollar you give directly enhances and expands some aspect of the Aquarium experience!

For example:

  • $50 supports a small shorebird with treatment and food for a month.
  • $100 supports a large raptor with treatment and food for a month.
  • $150 supports a pelican with treatment and food for a month or raises a nest of baby owls.
  • $250 supports a small grouping of cold-stunned sea turtles with basic medical care and food for a month.
  • $500 supports a marine mammal in rehabilitation for a month.
  • $1,000 provides specialized treatment and medical procedures for sea turtles or a marine mammal.

As the official Aquarium for the state of Texas, the Texas State Aquarium is a source of pride for our community and our state. However, the Aquarium receives no operating funds from the state, county or the City of Corpus Christi, outside of specific grant projects. Your tax-deductible donation will help support the Aquarium’s mission of connecting people with nature and inspiring conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.


Giving Options

  • Annual Stewardship Fund – supports critical needs as they emerge.
  • President’s Council – leadership group of annual donors representing those who donate $1,000 or more each year. President’s Council donors receive special recognition on the Annual Giving Wall and V.I.P. invitations to behind-the-scenes animal encounters and exhibit upgrades.
  • Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program – specially-designed fund that cares for sick and injured animals.
  • SeaCamp Scholarship Fund- helps to send deserving local children to attend summer camp at the Aquarium. 
  • Gloria Hicks Education Endowment- provides educational programs to children who may not otherwise be able to experience them.
  • Weston’s Library – provides new books, educational games, and supplies.

For more information, please call Vice President of Development Rocky Kettering, Ed. D., CFRE   at 361-881-1255 or email  rkettering@txstateaq.org.

To view our 2013 Annual Report, click here.