Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)


  • Name:Holly Piper
  • Title:Grants and Research Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Address:100 Aquarium Way
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:562 590-3100
  • Main fax:562 590-3109

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  • Mission:
  • The Aquarium of the Pacific is dedicated to its mission of "instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems" and accomplishes this through entertaining, educating, and engaging the public.

  • Overview:
  • Demographic information for 2012 indicates the Aquarium serves an ethnically diverse audience, including 64 percent Caucasian, 22 percent Hispanic, 6 percent Asian, and 4 percent African American visitors. Los Angeles County residents comprised 43 percent of general admission visitors, another 38 percent hailed from other Southern California locations, and the remaining 19 percent came from outside Southern California. The Aquarium is currently the fourth most attended aquarium in the nation with approximately 1.5 million annual visitors, and holds more than fifty exhibits housing over 11,000 animals.

  • History:
  • Opened to the public in 1998, the Aquarium of the Pacific has become the key voice and storyteller for the Pacific Ocean. Serving 1.5 million visitors annually the Aquarium provides opportunities to delve deeper into the ocean while making complex scientific topics relevant and accessible to the diverse population of Southern California. The Aquarium is also involved nationally in numerous conservation efforts that take the needs of both people and nature into account, including sustainable seafood, urban ocean planning, climate change, water resources, ocean exploration, and more. All of these activities serve our vision to create an aquarium dedicated to conserving and building natural capital (nature and nature’s services) by building social capital (the interactions between and among peoples).

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:28
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:275


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:330532354

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330532354
  • Organization Name:AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:100 AQUARIUM WAY
  • Organization City:LONG BEACH
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90802-8126
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1992
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:D500
  • Asset Amount:$56,635,121
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$56,301,591
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$52,904,926
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 10:11:04 pm

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