AquaJax recognized as 501(c)(3) by IRS


January 22, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – AquaJax received approval from the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The designation allows AquaJax to grow and brings significant advantages to the group.

“Being recognized as a non-profit organization will greatly help us move forward and advance our goal of bringing a world-class aquarium to Jacksonville,” said George Harrell, AquaJax founder and president. “Now anyone wishing to donate to our efforts can be assured it is tax-deductible.” Continue reading “AquaJax recognized as 501(c)(3) by IRS”

A Night Under the Sea Stars

Our Inaugural Fundraising Special Event

Pinned infoFebruary 28, 2015 – 6-10pm
Deep Blue Ultra Lounge at the Jacksonville Landing | Get Directions
$35 per person


Join us for our inaugural fundraising special event. It will be an evening of fun, food and great views of the St. Johns River. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Aquarium Feasibility Study.

  • Food and Drinks
  • Raffles
  • Silent Auctions
  • Entertainment

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October Events and Raffle Winners


How time flies! It’s already October and we’ve barely had time to catch our breath! October 1st marked the end of our first ever AquaJax Raffle! All in all it was a huge success and we’re happy to announce the lucky winners! If you haven’t been contacted by one of our members please send us a message on our facebook page or e-mail us at The winners are as follows:

-4 Tickets to the Jacksonville Zoo and Behind the Scenes Tour…..Barry Cotter Continue reading “October Events and Raffle Winners”

September is Our Busiest Month Yet!

Summer is in it’s last throes but before it starts to cool off AquaJax is really kicking into high gear! Our September calendar is full with events in and around Jacksonville spreading the word about our plans to build a World Class Aquarium in Downtown Jacksonville! Our first stop of the month is at the Carmike Fleming Island 12 Theaters for the release of Dolphin Tale 2 on September 13th from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. We’ll be giving away 2 tickets to the showing on our Facebook page so stay tuned! Continue reading “September is Our Busiest Month Yet!”

Our First Fundraising Event is Here!


We at AquaJax are proud to announce our first major Fundraising Event!  While we’ve been out meeting people in the community one of the most common questions we’ve been asked is “How can I help?”.  Now, you can!  By purchasing a raffle ticket below, you help us further our goal of building a world-class Aquarium on the Jacksonville Riverfront as well as enter to win some great prizes! All the prizes below were generously donated by local businesses who share in our dream to make Jacksonville a much more “fishy” place!  Each entry into our raffle enters you to win any one of these awesome prizes.  The more you enter, the more you win! Continue reading “Our First Fundraising Event is Here!”

AquaJax will be Painting Downtown Blue at Artwalk!


We are at it again!  AquaJax will be headed back to one of our favorite places this Wednesday, August 6th, for a night of creativity and art!  Artwalk in Downtown is the best place to go to see some of Jacksonville’s most creative individuals and groups show what they’re capable of.  While we might not work in oil paints or water colors, we will be advocating our creative ideas for revitalizing the downtown waterfront by building an Aquarium in Jacksonville.  Come by the booth and see us, and as always kids and adults both are welcome.  See you there! Continue reading “AquaJax will be Painting Downtown Blue at Artwalk!”