Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Aquarium of the Pacific

Instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems

four stars

93.24

100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802
tel: (562) 590-3100   Web Site
EIN: 33-0532354

Board Leadership
John C. Molina
Chairman

CEO
Jerry R. Schubel
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.24 four stars
  Financial 90.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Aquarium's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems, by involving the community, the region, and the nation in engaging, educational, and empowering exhibits and programs. Our vision is to create the first aquarium, and perhaps the first institution, in the world dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples).
Opened in 1998 and located on the urban waterfront in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. The 156,000 square foot campus houses over 11,000 animal inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, which provide the foundation for all Aquarium activities and serve as ambassadors for their animal counterparts in the wild.

The Aquarium's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems, by involving the community, the region, and the nation in engaging, educational, and empowering exhibits and programs. Our vision is to create the first aquarium, and perhaps the first institution, in the world dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples).
Opened in 1998 and located on the urban waterfront in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. The 156,000 square foot campus houses over 11,000 animal inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, which provide the foundation for all Aquarium activities and serve as ambassadors for their animal counterparts in the wild.

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Financial

four stars

90.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.87
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aquarium of the Pacific on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aquarium of the Pacific on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,195,328
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $401,125
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,701,993
Total Contributions $7,298,446
   Program Service Revenue $28,815,576
Total Primary Revenue $36,114,022
   Other Revenue $4,414,301
TOTAL REVENUE $40,528,323
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,944,162
   Administrative Expenses $3,764,570
   Fundraising Expenses $1,332,314
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,041,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,487,277
   
Net Assets $60,840,969

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$447,925 1.35% Jerry R. Schubel President & CEO

Mission

The Aquarium's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems, by involving the community, the region, and the nation in engaging, educational, and empowering exhibits and programs. Our vision is to create the first aquarium, and perhaps the first institution, in the world dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples).
Opened in 1998 and located on the urban waterfront in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. The 156,000 square foot campus houses over 11,000 animal inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, which provide the foundation for all Aquarium activities and serve as ambassadors for their animal counterparts in the wild.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 93.24 four stars
Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA) 97.26 four stars
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 92.25 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 90.70 four stars
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
tel: (562) 590-3100
fax: (562) 951-1629
EIN: 33-0532354

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 21669
Long Beach, CA 90801

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Board Leadership

John C. Molina
Chairman

CEO

Jerry R. Schubel
President, CEO