Australia's wildfires

January 10, 2020

Oklahoma Aquarium Makes $5,000 Donation to Australian Animal Rescue Group, Announces Donation Drive
The Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation Will Donate to the Animal Rescue Collective in Australia

As wildfires blaze through Australia, the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks has announced a $5,000 donation to the Animal Rescue Collective (ARC) based in Victoria, Australia. ARC is a joint project of several rescue groups in Australia with the goal of saving wildlife that have been affected by the fires.

The Oklahoma Aquarium is joining their Sister Aquarium, the Gottesman Family Israel Aquarium in Jerusalem, in fundraising efforts to support ARC. The Israel Aquarium donated funds and veterinary supplies to the rescue group.

“With such an enormous loss of life and habitat, the wildfires in Australia are having a devastating impact on local animals,” says Matthew Griffin, president of the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation. “Animal loss to this scale affects us all, no matter where it occurs. The Oklahoma Aquarium is a staunch supporter of animal welfare both here and abroad. We hope that this donation will have a positive impact, and we hope that community members will join us in our efforts to help Australian wildlife. ”

The Oklahoma Aquarium has set up a donation page through which the public can help support the rescue effort. The aquarium’s goal is for the community to match their $5,000 gift.

The Oklahoma Aquarium has ties to Australia, as it is home to a zebra shark and humphead wrasse—two endangered species found off the coasts of Australia—as well as many other animals.


Donate to the Oklahoma Aquarium  

The Oklahoma Aquarium is grateful to our sponsors and volunteers. If you would like to help support the aquarium’s education programs or exhibits, you can give a tax-deductible donation. 

General Support

We continue to improve our exhibits, facilities, and education programs through ongoing efforts. You can support our mission “to educate and inspire the conservation of our aquatic world through interactive discovery." Here are a few examples of how your donations can make a difference:

  • Donation of $25: Feeds all the mammals in the Ozark Stream exhibit for a week.
  • Donation of $100: Provides food and vitamins to our sea turtles for a week.

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In memoriam/Honor of

For those who would like to donate to the Oklahoma Aquarium in memory or in honor of a loved one, organization, or specific cause. Donate online today.

Fish Friends Education Fund

One of the most impactful ways to help the Oklahoma Aquarium’s mission is to support the Fish Friends Scholarship Fund. Your gift pays for underserved school groups to enjoy the educational benefits of a field trip to the aquarium. Donate online today.


The gift of time is also greatly appreciated; volunteers protect our aquatic world and teach our guests about the importance of the animals and their habitats. To volunteer, fill out the volunteer form online.


For a lasting legacy at the Oklahoma Aquarium, you can purchase a personalized brick that will be prominently placed in Alligator Alley. Find out how you can help pave the way with your donation.

Planned Giving

The Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation participates in the Tulsa Community Foundation Planned Giving Partnership

Major Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome sponsorships of existing and upcoming exhibits. For more information, please contact Janis Davis at 918-528-1555 or email