Support our mission to explore life of Dubuque, the Mississippi River and the Rivers of America and their global connections, and to research, interpret, educate and promote the conservation of their historical and natural environment.

Your contribution will help the Aquarium foster environmental awareness of the Mississippi River for our visitors, interpret the rich history of the Mississippi River Watershed and Enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) opportunities for our youth. We proudly operate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution. All charitable contributions toward our work are fully tax-deductible.

Many employers will match a gift you make to the Aquarium, doubling or even tripling your contribution.

If you or your spouse work for, or are retired from, a company that has a matching gift program, please check to see if your donation qualifies.

Obtaining the matching gift through your employer is usually a simple process and requires no more than filling out a form obtained through your Human Resources department.

Your employer can send the matching gift to:
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Attn: Development Department
350 East 3rd Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Monthly donations can help the Museum & Aquarium more confidentially predict where to put their efforts and what new efforts to undertake.
By no means do we want you to stretch your wallet and do something you can’t sustain every month, but your $5 or $10 each month will make an impact!

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If you own appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds, contributing them to the Aquarium is a win-win situation.

You receive a charitable deduction and reduce your capital gains taxes. The Aquarium receives funds to continue our valuable education and conservation work.

For questions regarding giving gifts of appreciated securities, please contact Erin Dragotto, Director of Development, at 563.557.9545 ext. 210.