The Grand List of Aquarium Hobbyist Clubs and Societies

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Aquarium hobbyist clubs and societies can provide incredible learning experiences with the vast number of hobbyist veterans willing to help you out. Many are closer to you can you think. We encourage anyone who keeps freshwater or saltwater aquariums to join an aquarium club. They can provide many learning opportunities, mentorships, and a great way to make new friends. The tank tours alone are worth stopping by!

Since many of these clubs do not market themselves, Aquarium Store Depot  has provided a list so that you can find the closest one to you. There are aquarium clubs popping up throughout the States all the time so if you have one that we have not listed, please e-mail us at or contact us and we will get the list updated:

AlabamaMobileMobile Bay Reef
ArizonaPhoenixArizona Frag
ArizonaPhoenixDrywash Aquarium
ArizonaPhoenix/TucsonArizona Aquatic Plant
ArizonaTucsonDesert Aquarist
ArkansasLittle RockRazorback Reef Marine Aquarium Society (RRMAS)
CaliforniaCosa MesaCoast Fish
CaliforniaFresnoCentral Valley
CaliforniaHaywardBay Area
CaliforniaHollisterCentral Coast Aquarium
CaliforniaLos AngelesLos Angeles Reef
CaliforniaNorthern CaliforniaCalifornia Betta
CaliforniaRiversidePan Pacific Guppy
CaliforniaSacramentoSacramento Aquarium
CaliforniaSan DiegoSan Diego Tropical Fish
CaliforniaSan DiegoSan Diego Marine Aquarium
CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco Aquarium
CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant
CaliforniaSan JosePacific Coast Cichlid
CaliforniaSanta AnaSouthern California Marine Aquarium
CaliforniaSouthern CaliforniaSouthern California Aquatic Plant
ColoradoArvadaColorado Aquarium
ColoradoColoradoMarine Aquarium Society of
ColoradoDenverRocky Mountain Cichlid
ColoradoSouthern ColoradoSouthern Colorado Marine Aquarium
ConnecticutConnecticutConnecticut Area Reef
ConnecticutHudson ValleyDanbury Area Aquarium
ConnecticutNorwalkNorwalk Aquarium
DelawareDelawareChesapeake Area Killifish
DelawareNew CastleDelaware Reef
District of ColumbiaDCCapital Cichlid
District of ColumbiaDCPotomac Valley Aquarium
District of ColumbiaDCWashington DC Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS)
FloridaBrevardBrevard Area Reef
FloridaMiamiFlorida Marine Aquarium
FloridaOrlandoOrlando Reef Caretakers
FloridaPalm BeachPalm Beach Marine Aquarium
FloridaSaratosaCoastal Aquarium
FloridaSouth FloridaGold Coast Aquarium Society of South
FloridaTampa BayTampa Bay Aquarium
FloridaVariousFlorida Reef Aquarium Group (FRAG)
GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta Area Aquarium
GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta Reef
GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta Southeastern Marine Aquarium
HawaiiHonoluluHonolulu Aquarium
IllinoisBloomingtonCentral Illinois Tropical Aquarium
IllinoisChicagoChicagoland Marine Aquarium
IllinoisChicagoGreater Chicago Cichlid
IndianaIndianaIndiana Marine Aquarium
IndianaIndianapolisCircle City Aquarium
IndianaNorth Central IndianaNorthwest Indiana Marine Aquarium
IndianaNorthwest IndianaNorthwest Indiana Marine Aquarium
IowaIowaGreater Iowa Reef
IowaMarionEastern Iowa Aquarium
KansasKansas CityHeart of America Aquarium
KentuckyLouisvilleLouisville Marine Aquarium
LouisianaLouisianaLouisiana Reef
LouisianaSoutheast LouisianaSoutheast Louisiana Aquarium
MarylandChesapeakeChesapeake Marine Aquarium
MarylandMarylandChesapeake Guppy
MarylandSouthern MarylandSouthern Maryland Marine Aquarium
MassachusettsBostonBoston Aquarium
MassachusettsNew EnglandNew England Fancy Guppy
MassachusettsSpringfieldPioneer Valley Aquarium
MassachusettsWorcesterWorcester Aquarium
MichiganDetroitMichigan Guppy
MichiganDetroitMotor City Aquarium
MichiganLansingMid-Michigan Marine
MichiganMichiganMarinelife Aquarium Society of
MichiganNorthern MichiganUpper Peninsula of Michigan Marine Aquarium
MichiganSouthwest MichiganSouthwest Michigan Aquarium
MinnesotaNorthern MinnesotaNorthern Minnesota Reef
MinnesotaRosevilleMinnesota Aquarium
MinnesotaSt. PaulTwin Cities Marine Aquarium
MissouriMaryland HeightsMissouri Aquarium
MissouriSpringfieldSaltwater Enthusiasts Association of
MissouriSt. LouisSaltwater Enthusiasts Association of St.
MissouriSt. LouisSt. Louis Area Saltwater
NevadaLas VegasLas Vegas Marine Aquarium
New HampshireNew HampshireNew Hampshire Aquarium
New JerseyFreeholdJersey Shore Aquarium
New JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey Reefers
New JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey Aquarium
New YorkAlbanyCapital District Marine Aquarist’s
New YorkBrooklynBrooklyn Aquarium
New YorkBuffaloUpstate Reef
New YorkCentral New YorkCentral New York Aquarium
New YorkHudson ValleyHudson Valley
New YorkLong IslandLong Island Aquarium
New YorkLong IslandLong Island Reef
New YorkManhattanManhattan
New YorkNassau CountyNassau County Aquarium
New YorkOleanAllegheny River Valley Aquarium
New YorkQueensGreater City Aquarium
North CarolinaCharlotteReef Aquarium Society of
North CarolinaRaleighTriangle Reef Aquarium
OhioAkronGreater Akron Aquarium
OhioCentral OhioCentral Ohio Reef
OhioCincinnatiCincinnati Reefkeepers
OhioClevelandGuppy Association of Greater
OhioClevelandCleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts
OhioColumbusColumbus Area Fish
OhioLorain CountyLorain County Aquarium
OhioMedina CoutyMedina County Aquarium
OhioMiddleburg HeightsOhio Cichlid
OhioYoungstownYoungstown Area Tropical Fish
OklahomaOklahoma CityCentral Oklahoma Marine Aquarium
OregonOregonPacific Northwest Marine Aquarium
PennsylvaniaChurchvilleBucks County Aquarium
PennsylvaniaDelaware ValleyDelaware County Aquarium
PennsylvaniaDelaware ValleyDelaware Vallery Reef
PennsylvaniaLancaster CountyAquarium Club of Lancaster
PennsylvaniaNorthern MarylandMason Dixon Reef
PennsylvaniaPittsburgGreater Pittsburgh Aquarium
PennsylvaniaPittsburghPittsburgh Marine Aquarium
PennsylvaniaPittsburghPittsburgh Area Killifish
Rhode IslandCranstonOcean State Reef Aquarium
Rhode IslandCranstonOcean State Reef Aquarium
South CarolinaCharlestonCharleston Reefers
South CarolinaColumbiaColumbia Marine Aquarium
South DakoaSioux FallsSioux Fallas Area Aquarium
TennesseeKnoxvilleMiddle Tennesse Reef
TexasAustinAustin Reef
TexasDallasDallas Marine Aquarium
TexasDallas/Fort WorthDallas Fort Worth Marine Aquarium
TexasDallas/Fort WorthNorth Texas Reef
TexasHoustonGreater Houston Aquarium
TexasHoustonMarine Aquarium and Reef Society of
TexasLubbockLubbock Reef
TexasSan AntonioHill Country Cichlid
TexasSouthern TexasMarine Aquarists Association of South
TexasWacoSaltwater Club of Central
UtahSalt Lake CityGreat Salt Lake Aquarium
UtahSalt Lake CityWasatch Marine Aquarium
VermontVermontVermont Marine
WashingtonSeattleGreater Seattle Aquarium
WashingtonSpokaneSpokane Reef
WashingtonWashingtonPacific Sound Aquarium
WashingtonYakimaYakima Salt Water
WisconsinMadisonMadison Area Reef
WisconsinMadisonMadison Area Aquatic
WisconsinMilwaukeeThe Milwaukee Aquarium
WisconsinWisconsinWisconsin Reef

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Mark is the founder of Aquarium Store Depot. He started in the aquarium hobby at the age of 11 and along the way worked at local fish stores. He has kept freshwater tanks, ponds, and reef tanks for over 25 years. His site was created to share his knowledge and unique teaching style on a larger scale. He has worked on making aquarium and pond keeping approachable. Mark has been featured in two books about aquarium keeping - both best sellers on Amazon. Each year, he continues to help his readers and clients with knowledge, professional builds, and troubleshooting.


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