Your donor benefits

Invest in the future of ocean conservation.

If you are considering a donation of $300 or more, become a Friend of the Aquarium or Aquarium Ambassador today and be a vital part of bringing our mission, Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, to its fullest potential. Donor club members enjoy access to special opportunities and experiences that allow you to see your contribution at work.

Please note: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recently changed its policy regarding the feeding of animals by donors and guests. At all AZA-accredited institutions, including the Seattle Aquarium, donor feeding experiences are temporarily on hold while the AZA develops new guidelines. We look forward to resuming these experiences when new guidelines are published.

Friends of the Aquarium


Contributor—$300

Aquarium Family Plus benefits and:

  • One extra guest pass (two total).
  • Recognition in the Aquarium’s digital annual report.
Contributor Plus—$500

Contributor benefits and:

  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes experience: Learn how staff prepare food for the animals in our care and see how divers get ready for their time in the Window on Washington Waters habitat.
Salish Sea Steward—$1,000

Contributor Plus benefits and:

  • One extra guest pass (three total).
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour: You and up to seven guests will enjoy a guided tour throughout the Aquarium to see how your support benefits the animals in our care.
  • Guided beach naturalist experience: Join our experienced beach naturalists for a low-tide walk and learn about the incredible life that lives on our local beaches.
Salish Sea Steward Plus—$2,500

Salish Sea Steward benefits and:

  • Giant Pacific octopus experience: Chat with one of our animal care experts before the Aquarium opens and pick an enrichment item for our giant Pacific octopus to explore.

Aquarium Ambassador


Ambassador—$5,000

Salish Sea Steward Plus benefits and:

  • One extra guest pass (four total).
  • Mammal feeding experience: Learn from Aquarium staff about what goes into prepping a sustainable seafood meal and help create and deliver treats for one of your favorite marine mammals. (Temporarily on hold.)
  • Gift a free membership: Share your passion for the marine environment by gifting someone a free, year-long membership to the Seattle Aquarium.
Ambassador Plus—$10,000

Ambassador benefits and:

  • Seal of approval: You’ll help prepare food and then go inside the harbor seal habitat and assist with feeding, plus learn about animal training, environmental enrichment and more. (Temporarily on hold.)
  • Conservation conversation: Chat with one of the Aquarium’s senior leaders about the work you’re helping to make possible—with the discussion and staff member tailored to your interests and passions.
President's Circle—$25,000 & up

Ambassador Plus benefits and:

  • Customized benefits and invitations to match your personal interests and passions.
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Tax deductibility


The Seattle Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered under EIN #91-1189249. Contact our Annual Fund Officer at (206) 693-6236 with any questions.

All donor benefits are fully tax deductible.

The Seattle Aquarium has adopted and complies with the Donor Bill of Rights