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Feb 4

Welcome

You have the power to make a significant impact for our Community!

Your generous donation today will go a long way in helping us build the nonprofit Fresno Aquarium DEBT-FREE entirely through donations – both large and small!

Every donation brings us that much closer to opening.

This is why we urgently need your tax-deductible support to continue the progress donors just like you have already made toward building this project for everyone in our San Joaquin Valley.

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Jan 12

$300,000 Milestone Reached

As 2019 was coming to a close, we had our eyes on a pending milestone. Would our donors push us over the $300,000 mark in our From the Ground Up Capital Campaign?

Thanks to year-end gifts from some very generous people, we are happy to report that we exceeded our goal!

Aug 31

A Place for our Community

As donations both small and large come in, the nonprofit Aquarius Aquarium Institute is building the Fresno Aquarium to be not only our future home, but also to be a center of activity for the entire central San Joaquin Valley community.

Sep 16

Roy Jura

Roy Richard Jura
JUNE 2, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Roy Jura on September 5th, 2018. Along with his wife Betty and his three children, he made the decision to first donate five, then ten acres of the Jura family farmland along the San Joaquin River to Aquarius Aquarium Institute…

Dec 8

A Year of Accomplishment

December 8, 2017 – Everyone who has donated to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has brought us to the point where visible activity is now taking place on the Fresno Aquarium property donated to us in 2006 by the Roy and Betty Jura family. The giant fire protection water tank has already…

Aug 27

Water Line and Fire Hydrant Constructed

Fire Hydrant

August 27, 2017 – A significant step is nearly complete as Jerico Fire Protection of Fresno finishes up the underground pipeline from our fire protection water tank (in the distance up the hill) to a brand new fire hydrant near the Aquarium building pad.

May 17

Spring 2017 Construction Update


Donations to our nonprofit project are going right back into our local economy. This spring, Andrew Tuell Concrete, Inc. of Clovis poured a massive two-foot-thick concrete slab for our thirty-foot-tall fire protection water tank after our engineering plans were approved by Fresno County and the North Central Fire Protection District. This slab will provide a solid base for the tank, which will feed into a water main leading to a fire hydrant near the future aquarium building.

Dec 28

2016 Construction Progress Video

December 28, 2016 – Here is the video we shared at Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s annual Charter Member Dinner that shows highlights from our groundbreaking ceremony and the Fresno Aquarium site grading work…

Sep 25

Construction Activity Update

Grading

September 25, 2016 – Crawford Construction of Clovis worked intensely this month on the Fresno Aquarium property to grade our building pad and move our driveway slightly to the west to create space for a required 20-foot landscape strip along our shared property line with Highway 99.