At Miami Seaquarium, conservation and care are our top priorities. Demonstrated every day in the commitment our staff displays in rescue and rehabilitation, education and outreach, and continuously striving to better ourselves and our world. Whether organizing beach cleanups, caring for a rescued animal, or educating the next generation of animal lovers, everything we do comes back to the key principals of Conservation and Care. Learn more about those efforts below.
Miami Seaquarium has been a home for animals in desperate need of care since before it even opened. We took in our first rescue manatee months before we welcomed our first guest, and haven’t stopped yet! We’ve played a key role in the rescue and rehabilitation of thousands of animals over the years, with many progressing to a successful release back into the wild. Learn more about why rescue is so important to Miami Seaquarium.
Conservation isn’t just about caring for our animals and environment, it’s about caring for our community by educating about the world we all share. With our animals acting as ambassadors for those species impacted by threats in the wild, we champion the importance of environmental stewardship to all – teaching others to love and conserve animals as much as we do.
It likely comes as no surprise to hear that a marine life zoo-aquarium (sometimes referred to as an oceanarium) is a complex operation. Let us take you behind the scenes to learn about the animals, people, and place that make Miami Seaquarium what it is: a world-class leader in education, conservation and collaborative research, right here along the Biscayne Bay since 1955.
In the mission to make our world a better place for all its inhabitants, we know we can’t go it alone. That’s why Miami Seaquarium partners with some of the globe’s leading animal welfare institutions for accreditation, ensuring we are held to the highest standards as we promote conservation to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Our story stretches back to the mid-1950s, when an Ohio businessman took a leap of faith into the emerging world of American Aquariums, choosing a quiet spot in Key Biscayne to make history.