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Fresno Aquarium Blog

Structural Engineering progressing on Phase One

August 11, 2012 – Work continues to progress on the structural engineering for Phase One of the Fresno Aquarium. After great meetings with Bob Parrish, PE of Parrish Hansen Incorporated, a local Clovis-based engineering firm, detailed final designs for the basement portion of Phase One are anticipated to be completed this month.

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2012 Kyle’s Kids Fireworks Stand

Photo of Fireworlks Stand

One of our favorite annual fundraisers is our fireworks stand in front of the Dante Club just down the street from the site of the future Fresno Aquarium on North Grantland Avenue.

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10th annual Run for the Reef and 5th annual Water Planet Adventure Day

April 7, 2012 – Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s 10th anniversary Earth Day Run for the Reef presented by Netafim USA to support the Fresno Aquarium project is coming up on April 21, 2012 starting behind Edwards Cinemas at the Shops at River Park in Fresno.

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Generous donations allow Phase One Fresno Aquarium engineering to begin

Phase One Fresno Aquarum

December 29, 2011 – Thanks to numerous generous end-of-year tax-deductible donations to our Building Fund in the 4th quarter of 2011, including a $12,000 gift from Nick and Tessa Cavelletto of Chowchilla, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Aquarius Aquarium Institute has now raised enough to pay for the engineering and a complete set of plans to be created by Bob Parrish of Parrish Hansen, Incorporated for our Phase One Fresno Aquarium building designed by architect Arthur Dyson, AIA.

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Join us on our Cruise to the Second Largest Barrier Reef in the World

December 16, 2011 – We are now accepting $250pp double occupancy deposits for our upcoming fundraiser cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas (above) sailing January 27 – February 3, 2013. While it’s cold and foggy in Fresno, we will being visiting (and snorkeling) Roatan, Belize and Cozumel – home to some of the most spectacular sea creatures in the Caribbean!

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2011 Charter Member-only Holiday Party is December 15th

December 5, 2011 – Current Charter Members of Aquarius Aquarium Institute are invited to our 2011 Charter Member Holiday Party at Daily Grill – 7855 North Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711 Map

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Our booth at 2011 Big Fresno Fair continues through October 16th

October 12, 2011 – Aquarius Aquarium Institute is reaching thousands of fair-goers with our large tide pool aquarium exhibit, sponsored by Aqua Sports Dive Shop. The outreach continues through Sunday, October 16th, 2011.

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2011 Big Fresno Fair

October 4, 2011 – We just finished setting up our touch tide pool in the Aqua Sports booth at the Big Fresno Fair.

We are in the Commerce Building just inside the Chance Avenue Gate from October 5th through the 16th.

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Guarantee Good Will Network donates $1000

September 15, 2011 – It was a great pleasure today for Aquarius Aquarium Institute Executive Director Tom Lang to accept a $1000 donation from the Guarantee® Good Will Network.

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ABC30 Action News AM Live Interview

August 17, 2011 – Executive Director Tom Lang had a great time being interviewed by Christine Park about our Fresno Aquarium project and Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s Teaching Tidepools™ educational outreach program.

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