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Fresno Aquarium

is being built on our 10 acres along
Hwy 99 overlooking the San Joaquin River

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Your tax-deductible support is urgently needed to build our very first building!

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Sep 25

Welcome

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

Your generous donation today on this website  continues building the nonprofit Fresno Aquarium DEBT-FREE!

Every gift, large and small, brings us that much closer to opening our very first building.

This is why the 501(c)(3) Aquarius Aquarium Institute urgently needs your tax-deductible support right away to continue the progress donors just like you have already made toward building this exciting project for everyone in our San Joaquin Valley.

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Jul 29

Tom Lang on Ray Appleton’s Radio Show

July 29, 2021 – Our executive director appeared on Ray Appleton’s Radio Show on KMJ to talk about the progress of the Fresno Aquarium and thank all of our generous donors. Click on the Ray Appleton Show podcast image below to listen:

 

Jan 12

$300,000 Milestone Reached

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!

Aug 31

A Place for our Community

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.

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…

Dec 31

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.

Nov 10

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…

Dec 2

Work continues on site plan details

Reviewing Fresno Aquarium site plan

December 2, 2013 – Since contracting with Fresno’s Yamabe & Horn Engineering, Inc. for civil engineering in August, Aquarius Aquarium Institute has been working with David Horn, PE to create a new site plan for the first structure of the Fresno Aquarium…