Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

The Florida Aquarium

Protecting and Restoring our Blue Planet

four stars

90.70

701 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602
tel: (813) 273-4000   Web Site
EIN: 59-2807815

Board Leadership
Kimberly Bruce
Chair

CEO
Roger Germann
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.70 four stars
  Financial 87.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Florida Aquarium's mission since opening in 1995 is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environment. The Aquarium astounds visitors with the beauty and fragility of our eco-system. The facility is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals. It serves as a significant example of Florida's commitment to preserving native landscapes, ecosystems, historical and archaeological sites, and ethnic and cultural traditions representative of the diverse geography unique to our state. The Aquarium has provided cultural enrichment experiences to more than 800,000 visitors, including 100,000 school students and 1,000 teachers.

The Florida Aquarium's mission since opening in 1995 is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environment. The Aquarium astounds visitors with the beauty and fragility of our eco-system. The facility is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals. It serves as a significant example of Florida's commitment to preserving native landscapes, ecosystems, historical and archaeological sites, and ethnic and cultural traditions representative of the diverse geography unique to our state. The Aquarium has provided cultural enrichment experiences to more than 800,000 visitors, including 100,000 school students and 1,000 teachers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of paid admissions
800,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $857,152
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $282,011
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $886,619
Total Contributions $2,025,782
   Program Service Revenue $15,542,863
Total Primary Revenue $17,568,645
   Other Revenue $3,042,855
TOTAL REVENUE $20,611,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,587,515
   Administrative Expenses $2,634,208
   Fundraising Expenses $886,617
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,108,340
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $503,160
   
Net Assets $20,605,959

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,009 0.76% Roger Germann President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$201,849 1.00% Scott Rose Chief Operating Officer
$165,984 0.82% Kimberly Casey Senior Vice President of Finance, CFO
$156,751 0.77% Richard Waterhouse Vice President of Design & Engineering

Mission

The Florida Aquarium's mission since opening in 1995 is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environment. The Aquarium astounds visitors with the beauty and fragility of our eco-system. The facility is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals. It serves as a significant example of Florida's commitment to preserving native landscapes, ecosystems, historical and archaeological sites, and ethnic and cultural traditions representative of the diverse geography unique to our state. The Aquarium has provided cultural enrichment experiences to more than 800,000 visitors, including 100,000 school students and 1,000 teachers.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 90.70 four stars
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 89.24 three stars
Niagara Aquarium Foundation (NY) 86.39 three stars
North Carolina Aquarium Society (NC) 88.29 three stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 94.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
tel: (813) 273-4000
EIN: 59-2807815

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Board Leadership

Kimberly Bruce
Chair

CEO

Roger Germann
Chief Executive Officer