EIN 33-0532354

Aquarium of the Pacific

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Founded in June 1998, the Aquarium of the Pacific is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Aquarium of the Pacific's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.
Also known as...
Aquarium of the Pacific Corporation
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Program areas at Aquarium of the Pacific

Animal care - the Aquarium's husbandry department oversees all of the care, feeding, and life support systems needed to support over 12,000 animals representing over 500 species in more than 100 exhibits, including several touch tank experiences. Sea lions, sea otters, sharks, rays, diving birds, sea jellies, corals, sea dragons, turtles, and fish of all types from temperate to tropical species are on display. Caretaking includes feeding of the highest quality sustainable seafood available, monitoring water quality and all life support systems, medical exams and routine procedures, and providing proper exhibit and behind the scenes space available to the animals.
Education - the Aquarium's education programs are designed to foster connections between people and the ocean, and to advance science learning for a broad range of learners of all ages and backgrounds. At the heart of the Aquarium's education department are over 20 classroom and auditorium programs that align with California mandated science k-12 standards, complementing and reinforcing what students learn in their regular classrooms, and exposing them to a unique, hands-on learning experience. We also serve title i and other disadvantaged students through our scholarship program, on-site free admission or a visit to the school site by Aquarium on wheels. the Aquarium on wheels, our outreach vehicle has served an average of 35,439 students and community members annually with educational presentations and interactive touch tanks.
Guest services - responsible for all guest interactions except for education and interpretation. Collect funds from on-site visitors, ensure safety and cleanliness of the facility
Retail operations - create or research products for sale that reflect the public's direct experience in the Aquarium, including original books interpreting the visitor experience, and merchandise to educate and remind the visitor of their experiences at the Aquarium.

Who funds Aquarium of the Pacific

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Temple Family Charitable FoundationEducation and Conservation$323,750
Long Beach Community FoundationPacific Vision Capital Campaign$122,200
Windsong TrustOcean Science Education Program$100,000
...and 52 more grants received totalling $1,214,245

Personnel at Aquarium of the Pacific

Dr. Jerry SchubelPresident and Chief Executive Officer$466,433
Mr. Anthony BrownChief Financial Officer$243,131
John RouseVice President of Operations$223,921
Ms. Cecile FisherVice President Marketing$173,822
Ryan AshtonVice President of Development$166,388
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Aquarium of the Pacific

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,616,482
Program services$31,448,160
Investment income and dividends$77,312
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$242,427
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-20,109
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,840,688
Miscellaneous revenues$998,749
Total revenues$43,203,709

Form 990s for Aquarium of the Pacific

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122020-02-10990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
2015-122017-03-02990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Loveland Living Planet AquariumDraper, UT$18,175,964
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxville, TN$13,711,985
Woodland Park ZooSeattle, WA$45,884,182
Indianapolis ZoologicalIndianapolis, IN$23,714,934
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $122,200 from Long Beach Community Foundation
November 6, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 20 new grant, including a grant for $323,750 from Temple Family Charitable Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
May 1, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
ZoosAnimal organizationsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesAnimals
MembershipsLobbyingFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(562) 590-3100
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D50: Zoo, Zoological Society
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Central organization
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