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Fresno Aquarium

designed by Fresno’s own
world-renowned architect
Arthur Dyson, FAIA
is being built on our 10 acres along Hwy 99
overlooking the San Joaquin River

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Sep 16

Roy Jura

Roy Richard Jura
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…

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.

Jun 11

Groundbreaking Celebration

Aquaculture Groundbreaking
On May 25, 2016, local dignitaries and invited guests joined our nonprofit’s board of directors as they honored Roy and Betty Jura, the donors of the Fresno Aquarium property, at a groundbreaking celebration. To watch videos about our groundbreaking, be sure to visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Jan 24

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.