Help bring a world-class aquarium to Jacksonville’s downtown riverfront!

AquaJax is a grassroots, not-for-profit advocacy organization. We are currently raising $50,000 USD DONATE BUTTON-smallfor a Feasibility Study, the crucial first step in the Aquarium Project process. By conducting a comprehensive analysis of the Greater Jacksonville Area, we will determine the sustainability and economic benefits of a major aquarium in the River City. Elected officials, community leaders, private patrons and corporate donors will be provided with a first-hand, detailed document of just what a successful, downtown aquarium will do for Jacksonville and the surrounding region.

Atlanta, Baltimore, Chattanooga and New Orleans have all enjoyed the remarkable positive impacts produced by an iconic, exceptional aquarium dedicated to conservation and an outstanding guest experience.  Our amazing Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has already agreed to operate the aquarium as a sister facility, bringing the zoo’s expertise, commitment and professionalism to this exciting project.  If you have always dreamt of a fantastic, First Coast Aquarium of which you can be proud, then here is your chance to be the start of something great. We appreciate any and all contributions and look forward to seeing  you on opening day.


A rendering of the Aquarium hearkens the image of a manta ray with wings up launching into the river


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