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Become a Member of the Aquarium

 Members of the aquarium enjoy free  admission to the aquarium for the length of membership, a quarterly members  newsletter, a yearly members only field trip email updates on special events and a  discount off all items in our gift shop

Purchase An Annual Membership Today!


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Your donation is tax deductible. Donations go toward funding our sea turtle rehabilitation program, repairs to existing exhibits, construction of new exhibits, conducting outreach and many more activities at the aquarium. Click on the link below labeled “Donate” to donate through paypal.


Aquarist Intern Program

The Aquarist Internship is an on the job training type internship  that explores  biological supply, marine life educational programs and sea turtle rehabilitation.  Our goal is to expose the interns to all aspects of the operations of the aquarium and prepare them for their chosen career path. janice1505396_690477780985021_669747274_n1601134_702956649737134_1708867391_n

Volunteer Programs

Over the years Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories has had numerous volunteers. They have ranged from high school seniors and college students doing independent studies to scientists, educators and CEOs from business and industry. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.While some work is on the water, the majority is aquarium maintenance and animal care, plumbing, and working on our buildings and grounds.Field trips are an important part of Gulf Specimen’s work. We need aquarium docents who enjoy the energy of excited and exuberant school children. We also have a need for computer skills, graphics development and data entry. Most importantly, we need fund raisers and proposal writers to help keep it all going. If you are interested and volunteer or internship opportunities, please contact us.