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The nonprofit 501(c)(3) Aquarius Aquarium Institute of Fresno is committed to funding this project debt-free entirely through donations - both large and small!


This is why we need everyone's tax-deductible support to continue the progress we've already made toward building the Fresno Aquarium for all the citizens of California's San Joaquin Valley.

Fresno Aquarium Blog

Groundbreaking for Aquaculture Building on Fresno Aquarium property set for May 25, 2016

Cleared Site

May 4, 2016 – After completing significant site cleanup, thanks to our hundreds of Donors and Charter Members, Aquarius Aquarium Institute is now set to begin construction of our very first structure on the future Fresno Aquarium property – our Aquaculture Building.

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Starting to build our very first building

Aquaculture Building Model

The very first building on our property along Highway 99, approved as an aquaculture building by Fresno County in December 2015, will allow the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Aquarius Aquarium Institute to begin receiving, quarantining and growing out both freshwater and saltwater fish as well as other aquatic life.

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We’re Approved!

It’s official!

Today, December 31st, 2015, we received a letter from the County of Fresno stating that Director Review and Approval Application #4400 (Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s very first building on the Fresno Aquarium property) was approved and is now final since no appeal was filed during the 15-day appeal period.

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Site Prep Work Progresses

Site Work
November 10, 2015 – Thanks to all our donors, (we just surpassed 1,310 blocks sold) site work on the future Fresno Aquarium property made significant progress throughout this past summer and into the fall. We still need additional support to fund our fire protection…

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1,275 Blocks Sold and
Working on Groundbreaking

December 18, 2014 – Watch the interview with Tim Thiesen to hear about how we’re very close to starting on our Life Support Basement.

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We need your end-of-year support

November 5, 2014 – Tom Lang, our executive director, took the opportunity to talk with Mike Scott yesterday about the progress on the Fresno Aquarium project.

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New sign and 1/3 of the way to beginning construction

New Billboard

September 11, 2014 – Have you seen our new sign on the Fresno Aquarium property along Highway 99 at the northern entrance to Fresno County?

At this crucial time,…

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June 4, 2014 Update

Here’s a fun interview by Chuck Leonard with our executive director Tom Lang on June 4, 2014, where Tom gives an update on our progress and explains how we are building the Fresno Aquarium with grassroots support from our donors – video courtesy http://CentralValleyTalk.com

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Color My Coral Jamba Juice fundraiser

JambaJuiceLG

March 31, 2014 – Throughout the month of April, visit any Jamba Juice store in Fresno or Clovis and put your name on a Loretta the Crab sticker by making a $1 or more donation to the Fresno Aquarium project.

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400 Blocks Sold Milestone Reached at ApCal Event

Our 400th Block March 2, 2014 – At our recent ApCal Benefit for the Fresno Aquarium and Calendar of Events Launch Party, 100% of the entry fees brought us to 399 total concrete blocks sold and we needed just one more to hit 400. Our emcee, Meteorologist AJ Fox from KSEE24 news, worked the attendees to see if he could coax…

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