Recent Sponsors & Partners

The World Aquarium is made possible through the generous support of grants, admission revenue, individual donors, and corporate sponsors.

Sponsors can negotiate specific benefits for your organization, whether it be a corporate event for your employees, naming rights for a high-profile exhibit or exhibit realm, or public recognition through brochures and underwriting the important work we do worldwide.  We encourage creativity in how you would like your sponsorship dollars to be applied so that you are ensured of receiving the greatest return on your investment. Examples include underwriting a research project, naming rights to exhibits or realms, providing free guided educational tours/outreach programs for low-income schools, leaving a legacy gift, supplementing the travel costs of the Aquarium’s participation in environmental conferences and policy-setting meetings worldwide.  We appreciate the vision you have in helping to support and expand these activities of the World Aquarium.  You may also want to consider contributing a legacy gift to the World Aquarium to help us to continue to serve the local public and the world in the future.

To learn about the benefits of supporting the World Aquarium, please contact us.

Corporate Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

  • Terry Baer
  • Leo & Kay Drey
  • Charles Granger, Ph.D
  • Brian Mahieu
  • Sandra Murdock
  • Ken & Sheila Sonnenschein
  • Leonard Sonnenschein
  • Edward Spielberg
  • Frank Spielberg
  • Dan Wentz, D.V.M.


Community Partnerships & Collaborations

World Affairs Council

Throughout our history, the World Aquarium has hosted delegates from all over the world, including the Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guatemala, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, Malawi, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.


Monsanto Fund

Since 2010, The Aquarium has received a grant from the Monsanto Fund for our Incubator Science Program.


US Army Corp of EngineersUS Army Corps of Engineers

Since 2000, the World Aquarium has worked and collaborated with the Army Corps of Engineers for the Environmental Coordination of the Middle Mississippi River and on the Dead Zone Commission.


Seafood Watch LogoSustainable Seafood

Seafood Watch Program
As a Conservation Outreach Partner of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, we are recommending that each person commit themselves by buying seafood that is “sustainable” to become effective in creating a positive change in the environment. We believe that by identifying sustainable and best practices toward the fishery and aquaculture industries and by acting locally, the consumer can make a difference through their economic activity of feeding their families a nutritious diet that will also protect, preserve, and conserve our world’s living aquatic ecosystems.

Download a mobile app of the Seafood Watch Central U.S. Guide here.



World Ocean NetworkWorld Ocean Network

The World Aquarium was a founding member of the World Ocean Network. For more information visit