Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Texas State Aquarium

The premier Aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico

four stars

92.25

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 92.25 four stars
  Financial 89.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

89.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,202,093
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,202,093
   Program Service Revenue $11,288,205
Total Primary Revenue $14,490,298
   Other Revenue $4,642,726
TOTAL REVENUE $19,133,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,111,808
   Administrative Expenses $1,970,566
   Fundraising Expenses $662,462
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,744,836
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-611,812
   
Net Assets $55,285,283

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$356,120 1.80% Thomas Schmid President & CEO

Mission

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) 92.25 four stars
North Carolina Aquarium Society (NC) 88.29 three stars
The Florida Aquarium (FL) 90.70 four stars
Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 93.24 four stars
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation (VA) 90.66 four 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