Why Your Support Matters

Since Oceanographic Teaching Station’s inception in 1979. the generosity of the community has made it possible for the organization to operate and manage the Roundhouse Aquarium. Your generosity has inspired 15,000 students from southern California and more than 300,000 people from around the world with immersive and hands-on programs in ocean science and environmental conservation.  Please consider making a secure, online donation to help inspire a new generation that cares about the ocean.

Special Funds for Marine Animals and Distance Learning Programs

In these uncertain times, we’re so grateful for each and every one of you, and we are working hard to keep you connected to the ocean, to our marine animals and to each other. The Roundhouse Aquarium may be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the expert care our staff provides for more than 100 species of marine life at the aquarium persists. The Roundhouse team has also worked to create virtual learning tools that are helping students, teachers and volunteers who are isolated at home. If you are able, please consider making a contribution at this time to support the continued care of aquarium animals and education services on ocean science during our temporary closure.  We hope to welcome you back at the Roundhouse one day soon.

Other Ways to Support the Roundhouse Aqaurium 

Employer Gift Match
Increase your impact by asking your employer to match your donation to the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc.

Honor or Remember a Loved One
Make a gift in honor or remembrance of a loved one. Your gift will make a lasting impact on the health of our ocean.

Your Legacy Gift
Have you considered a gift for future generations of ocean stewards? By including the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. (OTS) as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan, you are making an investment in ensuring ocean science education among our future environmental stewards. Your legacy gift may come in the form of bequests, trusts, real estate, life insurance or other assets.

Receive instant credit and full income tax deduction.

Securities (Publicly Traded)
Receive instant credit, full income tax deduction and capital gain tax savings.

Real Estate
Receive instant credit, full income tax deduction and capital gain tax savings.

Bequests. Support the OTS through your will or living trust.
Allows donor(s) to make a substantial gift while still providing for one’s personal financial needs as well as estate tax savings.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Avoid capital gain on asset sale while enjoying continuing cash flow from proceeds for life and partial income tax deduction

Real Estate that donor(s) retain for life.
Life use of property with income tax deduction and estate tax savings.

For more information on how to support the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc, contact

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