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Texas State Aquarium

The premier Aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico

four stars

91.30

2710 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402
tel: (800) 477-4853   Web Site
EIN: 23-7044950

Board Leadership
Rob Hall
Chair

CEO
Thomas Schmid
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.30 four stars
  Financial 90.66 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.54
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas State Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas State Aquarium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 91.30 four stars
North Carolina Aquarium Society (NC) 87.45 three stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 92.32 four stars
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.94 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 86.27 three stars

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The Texas State Aquarium works to provide educationally enriching, entertaining programming to a diverse audience; to develop entertaining interactive exhibits that engage and inspire; to promote and practice environmental conservation and wildlife rehabilitation; and to provide first-class guest services. The Texas State Aquarium opened July 6, 1990; since that time, more than seven million visitors have experienced the Aquarium. The Aquarium also educates over 60,000 children annually. As part of our mission, the Aquarium provides educational programs that are both entertaining and enriching and support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) test. We offer self-guided tours, guided tours, gallery programs, behind-the-scenes tours, camp-ins, outreach programs, and much more.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,383,988
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,383,988
   Program Service Revenue $6,324,965
Total Primary Revenue $19,708,953
   Other Revenue $4,055,972
TOTAL REVENUE $23,764,925
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,423,964
   Administrative Expenses $1,639,618
   Fundraising Expenses $1,707,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,770,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,994,018
   
Net Assets $56,750,411

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibits $9,572,584 91.8%
Environmental Education $851,380 8.2%

Ratings History
Texas State Aquarium has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.30 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.27 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 95.18 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 85.94 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 81.25 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 83.41 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 85.12 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 84.26 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 85.09 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 78.44 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.76 three stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 57.50 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7044950
Name in IRS Master File TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(149) Other instruction and training
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$331,206 2.40% Thomas Schmid President

The Texas State Aquarium works to provide educationally enriching, entertaining programming to a diverse audience; to develop entertaining interactive exhibits that engage and inspire; to promote and practice environmental conservation and wildlife rehabilitation; and to provide first-class guest services. The Texas State Aquarium opened July 6, 1990; since that time, more than seven million visitors have experienced the Aquarium. The Aquarium also educates over 60,000 children annually. As part of our mission, the Aquarium provides educational programs that are both entertaining and enriching and support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) test. We offer self-guided tours, guided tours, gallery programs, behind-the-scenes tours, camp-ins, outreach programs, and much more.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas State Aquarium (TX) 91.30 four stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 86.27 three stars
Shedd Aquarium (IL) 89.44 three stars
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CA) 85.86 three stars
North Carolina Aquarium Society (NC) 87.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Texas State Aquarium
2710 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78402
tel: (800) 477-4853
fax: (361) 881-1257
EIN: 23-7044950

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Board Leadership

Rob Hall
Chair

CEO

Thomas Schmid
President & CEO

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