Support the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center Today

Help us accomplish our mission of spreading oceanic and environmental awareness to South Bay area residents and visitors.

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$100 towards $100,000

The Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center is run by Oceanographic Teaching Stations (OTS). OTS is a 501 (c)3 non profit (Tax ID #95-3409019) organization dedicated to teaching people about the oceans, marine life, and human impacts on the environment. We are one of the only aquariums in the Los Angeles area open for free seven days a week. We rely solely on donations and grants to support our operations and programs. All donations are completely tax-deductable.

Your donations help support:


FREE admission to the aquarium, which helps us educate over 125,000 visitors each year from around the world. Many of these visitors would not be educated about the ocean environment without free access to the Roundhouse Aquarium.




Our growing volunteer and internship programs, which allow individuals in high school, college, and beyond to gain valuable experience in marine science, biology, and environmental education, and learn valuable life skills.




A highly dedicated and educated staff committed to educating people about diverse life found in oceans, the impact of oceans on daily lives and the impact humans have on marine environments.




Beautiful and educational tanks and displays with primarily native marine life, and also featuring some special non-native animals.





Everyone who donates $25 or more will receive:

  • Personal tax receipt and thank you letter with information about how donations support Roundhouse.
  • Additional tokens of our appreciation depending on your level of support. Click here to see list.
  • Invitations to our special Friends Only Nights throughout the year.
  • Donors giving over $100 will be recognized on our Member Board at the entrance of Roundhouse - Please put what you would like on the board (eg. "Smith Family") where it asks "Acknowledge Me As"

To make a cash or check donation, please download our donation form.

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