Below is a sample of representative nonprofit and non-governmental organizations using data developed by IMPACTS that is substantively similar to the data available to visitor-serving organizations courtesy of the NAAU:


Monterey Bay Aquarium

The mission on the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. To learn more, visit www.montereybayaquarium.org


National Aquarium Institute

Through transforming experiences, the National Aquarium Institute inspires people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world. For more information about the National Aquarium venues, programs and impact, visit www.aqua.org


Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. This is done through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Learn more at www.wsc.org


Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. For more information, visit www.naplesgarden.org.


California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, and world-class research and education programs—all under one living roof. Visit www.calacademy.org  for more information.


The Ocean Project

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) around the world. Learn more at www.theoceanproject.org


Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder, appreciation and protection of water and all life that it sustains. Visit www.tnaqua.org for more information.



The Exploratorium, a museum of science, art and human perception, is the prototype for hands-on science museums around the world. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu


Shedd Aquarium

Shedd connects people to the living world. Shedd is a vital teaching and learning resource, conservation leader, neighborhood partner and global collaborator. They are passionate about our animals, their habitats and the planet we share. Learn more at www.shedaquarium.org


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Visit carnegiemuseums.org


Dream Big Greenville

Dream Big Greenville is the product of an innovative, $50 million public-private partnership to catalyze economic development in the upstate region of South Carolina. More information can be found at www.greenvillecvb.com/reedysquare