Ways To Give
Your donation supports our efforts to educate students, train specialists, study marine wildlife, rescue stranded animals, save endangered species, and explore the world’s oceans in a unique and important way.
Gifts of Cash
Make a Gift Online (scroll to bottom)
Via Phone: 860-572-5955 x 551
Via Mail: Send a check to Development Office, Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355
Find out if your employer will match your charitable gift. If so, please obtain the appropriate form from your Human Resources office. Our EIN is 06-1480300.
Gift of Securities
If you are interested in making a gift of stock, please send an email to Development@MysticAquarium.org providing your name, along with the name and number of shares of the stock transferred.
For information on wire transfers, please contact the Development Office at 860-572-5955 x 551.
Including Mystic Aquarium in your estate planning helps to guarantee the future of the organization. To learn more about planned giving at Mystic Aquarium, contact Lydia Shell at 860-572-5955 x 518.
Other ways to contribute...
Join Ocean Society
An Ocean Society membership demonstrates your dedication to our mission and comes with premium member benefits.
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, ensuring that your support for our ocean planet 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.
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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.
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.