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Join us in supporting our efforts to educate students, train specialists, study wildlife, rescue stranded animals and explore the world’s oceans in a way that no one else is doing – helping us to understand the deep connection between our oceans and ourselves.

Ways To Give

Annual Fund

Your donation directly supports our mission, to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean environment through conservation, education, and research. Here are just a few examples of our mission in action.

Ocean Society

An Ocean Society membership demonstrates your dedication to our mission – inspire people to care for and protect our ocean environment through conservation, education, and research, and helps in hundreds of other ways.

Corporate Sponsorship

There are many exceptional opportunities for corporate involvement at Mystic Aquarium.  With nearly 750,000 annual guests, we offer your organization an affordable means to reach a very large attentive audience.  On average, our guests visit the aquarium for two to three hours, insuring that your message is seen and heard by a multitude of visitors.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Giving through your DAF is easy! Simply contact your sponsoring financial or community institution to recommend a grant to Mystic Aquarium.

Many employers will match a gift you make, doubling or even tripling your contribution.

If you or your spouse work for, or are retired from, a company that has a matching gift program, please contact us at or ask your employer to see if your donation qualifies.

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Sea Research Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Mystic Aquarium, both online and offline, on any platform (website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. 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.

Other Ways To Contribute

For donations of stock or gifts from an IRA please contact

To learn more about Mystic Aquarium’s Conservation Legacy Circle and making a bequest or life-income gift (such as a Charitable Gift Annuity), please contact

If You Prefer To Mail Your Donation, Mail To:

Mystic Aquarium
ATTN: Development Department
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355

Gift Acceptance Policy

Sea Research Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Mystic Aquarium solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission and that support its core programs, as well as special projects. Donations and other forms of support will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities. Gifts of Real Property, Personal Property or Securities may only be accepted upon approval of Mystic Aquarium’s President and CEO and/or the Board of Trustees Finance Committee.

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