Financial Information

For the year ending December 31, 2018


Jane Dunway and Julie Packard with red-footed booby Sula and her trainer Nikki

Endowment

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2018 Support and Revenue


Description
Admissions
$47,775,716

Contributions and Grants
44,485,262

Memberships
13,833,441

Endowment Distribution
6,990,000

Merchandising and Food Services
4,655,907

Fee-Based Programs
1,247,116

Other Revenue
8,465,943

Total Support and Revenues
$127,453,385
Admissions
  • $47,775,716

Contributions and Grants
  • 44,485,262

Memberships
  • 13,833,441

Endowment Distribution
  • 6,990,000

Merchandising and Food Services
  • 4,655,907

Fee-Based Programs
  • 1,247,116

Other Revenue
  • 8,465,943

Total Support and Revenue
  • $127,453,385



2018 Expenses


Description
Program Service
 
Animal Care and Aquarium Experience
$51,256,141

Education and Outreach
22,827,931

Conservation and Science
12,930,735

Support Services
 

Management and General
10,295,632

Fundraising
3,688,461

Membership Services
1,969,170

Total Expenses
$102,968,070
Animal Care and Aquarium Experience
  • $51,256,141

Education and Outreach
  • 22,827,931

Conservation and Science
  • 12,930,735

Management and General
  • 10,295,632

Fundraising
  • 3,688,461

Membership Services
  • 1,969,170

Total Expenses
  • $102,968,070

Capital expenditures of approximately $27.5 million in 2018 included continuing construction of the Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, completion of the Juli Plant Grainger Animal Care Center, work on new and revitalized exhibits, and other Aquarium infrastructure projects.

* Due to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2016–14 for Not-for-Profit entities in 2018 and the associated changes in Financial Statement presentation, comparative financial information is not included in the 2018 Annual Review. Copies of the 2018 audited financial statements will be available online in August 2019.




2018 Aquarium Attendance


Description
General Admission
1,012,301

Member Visits
472,686

Community Days / Free Visits
237,008

Free School Visits
108,864

Group Visits
107,508

Private Events
32,653

Total Attendance
1,971,020
General Admission
  • 1,012,301

Member Visits
  • 472,686

Community Days / Free Visits
  • 237,008

Free School Visits
  • 108,864

Group Visits
  • 107,508

Private Events
  • 32,653

Total Attendance
  • 1,971,020



Annual Review 2018 (PDF)


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