Ways to Support the Aquarium







Every dollar you give helps us in our mission of connecting people with animals, inspiring appreciation for our seas, and supporting wildlife conservation.


General Support

Unrestricted gifts to the Aquarium will go to the area of greatest need, whether that is providing food for the animals that call the Aquarium home, providing medical attention to sick and injured animals, or helping educate the over 500,000 annual guests who visit the Texas State Aquarium.


President’s Council

The President’s Council is a group of philanthropic individuals who help ensure the continued growth of the Texas State Aquarium with annual contributions of $1,000 or more. 


Second Chances

Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program helps sick or injured shorebirds, raptors, and sea turtles in the Coastal Bend.


Planned Giving

The Texas State Aquarium established the Nautilus Society for individuals who have expressed their commitment to ensure the Aquarium through planned gifts.


Adopt An Animal

When you symbolically adopt a moon jelly or cownose stingray, you support the Aquarium’s mission to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.


Rising Tide Society

The Rising Tide Society is a dynamic group of young leaders and professionals in our community who are passionate about furthering the mission of the Texas State Aquarium through fun and engaging events.



Aquarium Partners are a special group of donors who believe in our mission and provide ongoing annual support of the Aquarium’s operations.


Caribbean Journey Founder’s Campaign

Help us bring the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea to the Texas State Aquarium with our upcoming exhibit Caribbean Journey.