You have the power to make a significant impact for our Community!
Your generous donation today will go a long way in helping to build the nonprofit Fresno Aquarium DEBT-FREE entirely through donations – both large and small!
Every donation you make brings us that much closer to opening.
This is why the 501(c)(3) Aquarius Aquarium Institute urgently needs 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.
January 12, 2020 – 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!
August 31, 2019 – 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.
JUNE 2, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
September 16, 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…
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.
Photo: John Walker
The Fresno Bee
June 27, 2017 – Crews from Central Valley Tank in Fresno transported an all-new, custom-built 35,000 gallon fire protection water tank to the Fresno Aquarium property today.
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.
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…