Kelp forest

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For the years ending December 31, 2017 and 2016:


Support and Revenues


SOURCES OF SUPPORT AND REVENUE IN 2017

SOURCES OF SUPPORT AND REVENUE IN 2017
 
2017
2016
Admissions
$48,086,000
$45,963,000

Contributions and Grants
27,193,000
64,716,000

Memberships
13,450,000
12,871,000

Endowment Distribution
6,173,000
4,886,000

Merchandising and Food Services
4,464,000
4,202,000

Fee-Based Programs
1,226,000
1,490,000

Rental Facilities and Other
2,503,000
2,524,000

Total Support and Revenues
$103,095,000
$136,652,000
Admissions
  • $48,086,000 (2017)
  • $45,963,000 (2016)

Contributions and Grants
  • 27,193,000 (2017)
  • 4,716,000 (2016)

Memberships
  • 13,450,000 (2017)
  • 12,871,000 (2016)

Endowment Distribution
  • 6,173,000 (2017)
  • 4,886,000 (2016)

Merchandising and Food Services
  • 4,464,000 (2017)
  • 4,202,000 (2016)

Fee-Based Programs
  • 1,226,000 (2017)
  • 1,490,000 (2016)

Rental Facilities and Other
  • 2,503,000 (2017)
  • 2,524,000 (2016)

Total Support and Revenues
  • $103,095,000 (2017)
  • $136,652,000 (2016)


Expenses


DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENSES IN 2017

DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENSES IN 2017
 
2017
2016
Program Services
 
Marine Life Exhibition and Care
$37,687,000
$35,344,000

Education and Outreach Programs
11,332,000
12,191,000

Guest Services and Marketing Programs
14,926,000
14,055,000

Conservation and Science Programs
10,027,000
9,059,000

Merchandising and Food Services
2,671,000
2,796,000

Support Services
 
Management and General
11,897,000
11,842,000

Rental Facilities
1,281,000
1,878,000

Development
3,128,000
3,885,000

Membership Services
1,725,000
1,816,000

Total Expenses
$94,674,000
$92,866,000
Marine Life Exhibition and Care
  • $37,687,000 (2017)
  • $35,344,000 (2016)

Education and Outreach Programs
  • 11,332,000 (2017)
  • 12,191,000 (2016)

Guest Services and Marketing Programs
  • 14,926,000 (2017)
  • 14,055,000 (2016)

Conservation and Science Programs
  • 10,027,000 (2017)
  • 9,059,000 (2016)

Merchandising and Food Services
  • 2,671,000 (2017)
  • 2,796,000 (2016)

Management and General
  • 11,897,000 (2017)
  • 11,842,000 (2016)

Rental Facilities
  • 1,281,000 (2017)
  • 1,878,000 (2016)

Development
  • 3,128,000 (2017)
  • 3,885,000 (2016)

Membership Services
  • 1,725,000 (2017)
  • 1,816,000 (2016)

Total Expenses
  • $94,674,000 (2017)
  • $92,866,000 (2016)

Capital expenditures of approximately $14 million in 2017 included beginning construction of the Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership and the Animal Care Center, completing the new Soaring with Seabirds exhibit, and other Aquarium infrastructure projects.

Copies of the 2017 audited financial statements will be available online in August 2018.



Aquarium Attendance


TYPES OF ATTENDANCE IN 2017

TYPES OF ATTENDANCE IN 2017
 
2017
2016
General Admission
1,018,133
1,073,844

Member Visits
462,162
526,456

Community Days/Free Visits
230,056
241,570

Free School Visits
103,652
112,938

Group Visits
104,328
103,487

Private Events
30,216
32,398

Total Attendance
1,948,547
2,090,693
General Admission
  • 1,018,133 (2017)
  • 1,073,844 (2016)

Member Visits
  • 462,162 (2017)
  • 526,456 (2016)

Community Days/Free Visits
  • 230,056 (2017)
  • 241,570 (2016)

Free School Visits
  • 103,652 (2017)
  • 112,938 (2016)

Group Visits
  • 104,328 (2017)
  • 103,487 (2016)

Private Events
  • 30,216 (2017)
  • 32,398 (2016)

Total Attendance
  • 1,948,547 (2017)
  • 2,090,693(2016)




Annual Review 2017 (PDF)


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