Foster ocean curiosity with a gift to the Mini Aquarium.

Our organization thrives thanks to generous donors like you. Please consider making a donation to help us care for local marine life, educate all who enter and inspire children and families to love our oceans.

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Gifts over $20 are tax-deductible. All donors will be recognized on our website and annual report.

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Tank Sponsorship

Donations between $250 and $5,000 could get your name on your favourite exhibit for 2017! Email to get the most up-to-date tank availability. First come, first serve!

Monthly or Annual Giving

Monthly giving is super simple to set up using a credit card and supports the aquarium round. Click on the “Donate Now” button and select monthly giving. 

“I barely notice $10 a month but it really adds up at the end of the year.”

– Maryn Wallace, active PHMA monthly donor

Host an Event

Got a birthday coming up? Instead of gifts, ask your guests for a donation to support the Mini Aquarium!

Weddings, anniversaries, kids birthdays or work parties. We can help make your event blue. Collect the donations and submit them online through the Donate Now button or contact us at for more information. 

Want to hold your event at the mini aquarium as well? Contact us about event space rentals. 

Leave a Legacy

Leave your legacy in the sea. Our legacy donors are leaders in business or individuals in the community who are aligned with our mission to foster curiosity and want to invest in our youth for a bluer future. Legacy donors contribution of $10,000 goes towards staff development while also supporting children’s programs to help create our next generation of ocean leaders. Contact us for a personalized proposal for your consideration. 

Honour a Loved One

Make a gift to the Mini Aquarium in honor of a friend, relative or colleague for a special occasion such as a birthday, graduation, anniversary, wedding or holiday.  You can also pay tribute to someone special by donating in their honour or memory. You will receive the official tax receipt. The gift amount can be left anonymous if you wish. Simply add “In Honour of” or “In Memory of” details when filling out the online donation form.

Planned Giving (Wills & Estates)

A gift to the Mini Aquarium in your Will creates a lasting legacy for you and your family.  Funds are used to ensure future generations will benefit from aquatic education, while also supporting ongoing conservation and research programs that protect our delicate ecosystems. A planned gift can take several forms, including bequests, gifts of securities, life insurance and endowments. In many cases, these gifts will allow you to enjoy significant tax savings while creating a meaningful legacy.

Please contact us at to discuss your planned giving wishes.

Meet our F(l)ounders

Thank you to the following organizations, companies, and individuals who have given generously to the Mini Aquarium in 2013 to help us get started.  You will forever be our F(l)ounders.  


Oceans Level Contributors ($10,000- $99,999)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador’s Innovation Business and Rural Development Fund
Ecosystem Level Contributors ($5000- $9,999)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 
  • Doug Knight and Brenda Frank
Habitat Level Contributor ($1,000 - $4,999)
  • Andrew, Will, Amy and Emily Barry  
  • Bacalao RestaurantCoastal Connections
  • Distinctive Interiors 
  • Dr. Ian Bowmer 
  • Larry Puddister/Pennecon 
  • Leslie Grattan  
  • Melanie Knight and Jim Shinkewski 
  • MMSB (Multi Materials Stewardship Board)
  • MUN and Ocean Science Centre
  • Ocean Quest Resort 
  • Patti Murphy Designs 
  • Petty Harbour Fisherman’s Co-op 
  • Philip Bruecker 
  • Steers Insurance 
  • Ucluelet Aquarium Society 
  • Vancouver Aquarium 
  • Volunteers of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
Seastar Level Contributor
($250 - $999)
  • Back Home Chiropractic 
  • Bob Ostel
  • Bonne Bay Marine Station
  • Cas Dobbin
  • Chuck Brook and Margot Paris
  • Cross Our Paws Animal Foundation Inc
  • Herbie’s Old Shoppe, In memory of Herbert J. Weir
  • John Taylor-Hood Law Office
  • Kathy and George Wrightson
  • Mercer’s Marine
  • Moksha Yoga Studio
  • NewfoundQuests
  • North Atlantic Ziplines
  • Paint Shop- Goulds
  • Patricia Grattan/WinterPlace Projects
  • PC & Network Solutions Inc.
  • Petty Harbour Fisherman’s Co-op
  • Sam Lee
  • Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
  • Ucluelet Aquarium Society
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Volunteers of the Vancouver Aquarium
  • WWF-Canada

This list has been put together with care. If we have missed you, we apologize and thank you for your gift. Please contact us so we can ensure our records are updated.

Special Thank You - Distinctive Interiors

They donated, built and installed our front desk, prep area and lab bench

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