Help Support Our Mission

The Texas State Aquarium is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to connecting people with animals, inspiring appreciation for our seas, and supporting wildlife conservation.  Every dollar you give helps us further our mission.


    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.

  • Request a Donation

    To support our local community, the Aquarium provides donations to help other non-profits in the Coastal Bend with their fundraising efforts.

  • Membership

    Membership helps supports the Texas State Aquarium in our mission to engage people with nature, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.

  • Adopt an Animal

    When you symbolically adopt an animal, you support the Aquarium’s mission to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.

  • Wildlife Rescue

    Wildlife Rescue helps sick or injured shorebirds, raptors, and sea turtles in the Coastal Bend.


    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.


    Corporate Partners are a special group of donors who provide ongoing annual support for the Aquarium’s operations. Their generosity assists the Aquarium in achieving our mission by providing valuable and reliable funding that help offset the cost of a variety of needs such as purchasing food for animals and maintenance of exhibits. These companies receive community exposure and enjoyable benefits for their employees and their families.


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

Donor Information Privacy Policy

The Texas State Aquarium is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy and will not sell, rent, share or trade our donors’ names or private information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the Texas State Aquarium, both online and offline, on the Texas State Aquarium website, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

The Texas State Aquarium offers opportunities for donors to be recognized publicly in association with their gift level; however, all donors are given the opportunity to remain anonymous and to decline public and/or private recognition.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Donors have the right to review information we have collected about them. To review such information, please contact us in writing at Vice President of Development, Texas State Aquarium, 2710 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78402.