Membership & Adoption

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Individual and Family Membership

As a not-for-profit organization, the World Aquarium exists on donations, visitation and other income associated with our facility. The care of the animals, development and dissemination of education programs, establishment of research projects and application to conservation activities all are part of what is made possible by donors like you. Membership allows you to visit the aquarium on an annual basis without having to go through additional hassle of ticket purchase and allows for unlimited numbers of visits by you and your family members at your chosen level of support. Memberships are good for one year and must be renewed annually.

Members can visit year round at our new location on Laclede’s Landing and get newsletter updating progress of the new World Aquarium on the Riverfront.

Become a Member

Clown FishAdopt an Animal

Adopting an animal is a great way for you to get involved and help support the ongoing efforts of the World Aquarium. Your adoption package includes your name on an animal exhibit, an adoption certification and a picture and fact sheet of your adopted animal.

Adopt an Animal

Adopt an Exhibit

Adopt an Exhibit is a great way for you to get involved with the World Aquarium, in keeping up with its living exhibit maintenance and expanding its institutional possibilities.

There are two donation options for each realm and exhibit:

  • An annually renewable donation with recognition to insure and your name on a plaque in front of the exhibit or realm.
  • Or you may choose a perpetual, permanent plaque in front of your favorite exhibit or realm

Your generous donation will support our educational programs for both children and adults and help build character and strength within the aquarium’s walls.

With your help, we can make the World Aquarium both an educational and an inspirational place to visit time and time again!

Adopt an Exhibit