As trusted, science-backed institutions that welcome millions of visitors each year, aquariums are uniquely positioned to engage the public in conservation. With an equity lens, ACP leverages the collective resources of member institutions across the United States to mobilize audiences, advocate for policy change, and advance conservation at the local, state, and national levels.
Collectively, our 26 members in 20 states welcome over 25 million visitors a year. ACP aquariums help advance federal and state conservation policies, mobilize thousands of visitors and online audience members to take action, and demonstrate our commitment to conservation in our business practices.
Our ocean, lakes, rivers, and streams are healthy and resilient.They sustain diverse communities of people and wildlife. Ocean and freshwater resources are equitably distributed and those most impacted are centered in decision making.