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Making an Impact Requires No Small Effort

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.

Ocean Society

An Ocean Society membership demonstrates your dedication to our mission and helps in hundreds of other ways.

Corporate Sponsorship

There are many exceptional opportunities for corporate involvement at Mystic Aquarium. With nearly 750,000 guests annually, we offer an affordable means to reach a very large and 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.

Amazon Wish List

Give back to the animal ambassadors you’ve come to know, love and help protect. We’ve made a list of items that are most helpful and in high-demand for our world-class care. Plus, double your impact when you use AmazonSmile at time of purchase!

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 or 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 or to make a bequest or life-income gift (such as a Charitable Gift Annuity), please contact

Please send mail in donations 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 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.