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  • Why Join MAS?

The Minnesota Aquarium Society is a nonprofit organization by and for local aquarists.  It's purpose is to encourage the study, keeping, propogation, and exhibit of aquatic life – as well as enable socialization of its members. 

The funds raised from memberships and funds-based programs support these efforts:
  • Monthly meetings for:
    • hour-long presentations by local experts and national speakers
    • socializing and networking among local aquarists
    • formal recognition of members for accomplishments
  • Annual events for the public: such as the Aquarium Expo
  • Surrender Program (enabling people to 'surrender' fish they no longer want while MAS finds them a home)
  • Publication of information: events, news, articles written by members
  • Public services: such as helping fund local schools to set-up stocked aquaria.
  • Provide participants for Minnesota panels and brainstorming sessions:
    e.g., forum on the state's fish trade (Minnesota DNR) , Habitatittude (Sea Grant / U of M), unveiling a new stamp at Mall of America (U.S. Postal Service)
While our monthly meetings are open to all, membership in MAS includes special priviledges:
  • ability to participate in programs such as BAP and HAP and to earn awards and recognition.
  • abilty to bid on items at monthly meetings
  • ability to participate in special activities such as darter collecting, fishroom tours, and the annual Plant Extravaganza
  • full access to the MAS website and its members-only features.  This includes the improved ability to connect and communicate with other members.
  • receive discounts that some stores may offer
  • ability to vote at MAS elections
  • ability to serve on committees, as a chair, or as a board member
Being a member is just a good way to belong to this local community of fellow aquarists who share the same interests and passions.

MAS offers three types of memberships:  Individual, Family, and Junior

Select a membership type and join now.