We rely on donations and memberships from individuals like you! The Puget Sound Estuarium inspires community members and future generations to appreciate and protect our resources in the Puget Sound. Your membership and/or donation will help us in our mission, and it is completely tax-deductible!

All memberships last 12 months and start on your join date. To become a member or renew via Paypal, please fill out the following form:

In the options above, you can save resources by choosing the do not send benefits option. You may also donate a gift membership or in honor of someone special. Please be sure to leave the name and address of the gift recipient or honoree if you would like benefits sent to them or their family.

Other Amounts
For amounts under $35, your contribution will be considered a donation only.  For amounts different from those above, your membership level will be determined based upon the level range. For example, a Sea Star Supporter range is from $35-49.

Monthly Gifts
You can donate monthly using your credit card through Paypal in the amount of either $10, $15, $25, $50, or $100. If you want to cancel, just send an email to center(at) at any time.

Recurring Gift

You may also mail in your check to PO Box 2182, Olympia, WA 98507. Or email your request to us at center(at)

Check out our Estuarium Membership Levels and Benefits:

Membership Level Benefits
Orca Benefactor
($1,000 or more)
  • A private facility tour of the Estuarium (scheduled at the convenience of staff)
  • Recognition in our newsletter, Peer into the SSEA
  • Plus ALL the benefits listed below
Octopus Guardian
($500 or more)
  • Personal update from an Estuarium board or staff member
  • Plus ALL the benefits listed below
Cormorant Champion
($250 or more)
  • An 8” by 10” color photo of an estuary animal
  • Plus ALL the benefits listed below
Kelp Helper
($100 or more)
  • Custom Estuarium magnet or sticker
  • Plus ALL the benefits listed below
Fish Friend Family
($50 or more)
  • Free annual unlimited Estuarium admission for your family
  • Plus ALL the benefits listed below
Sea Star Supporter
($35 or more)
  • Free annual unlimited Estuarium admission for one person
  • Discounts on tickets to our annual cruise, gift shop merchandise, special events,  and more

Thank you for supporting the Estuarium! If you have any questions regarding your donation, please email us.

To become a corporate sponsor, make a bequest, discuss memorial contributions, or for additional charitable contribution or grant information please contact us at 360- 915-0773.

If you are unable to contribute financially, there are other ways to help!

Puget Sound Estuarium’s Federal Tax ID is #39-2076160
Please note that Puget Sound Estuarium is a DBA and the name filed with the IRS is the South Sound Estuary Association