Adopt a Friend with Fins, Feathers or Scales

You can help keep our animal residents healthy with an Adopt-an-Animal gift. Your support helps us provide our animals
with expert care, daily food and vitamins, and opportunities for enrichment.



Albino Alligator

Do you know? Albino alligators lack the skin pigments that give other alligators their dark color. Adopt an albino alligator today!

Bald Eagle

Do you know? Female bald eagles are generally about 25% larger than males. Adopt a bald eagle today!

River Otter

Do you know? River otters can hold their breath for an average of 4 minutes. Adopt a river otter today!

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Do you know? Loggerhead sea turtles love to snack on crabs. Adopt a sea turtle today!

Bonnethead Shark

Do you know? The bonnethead shark is the smallest of the nine species of hammerhead sharks. Adopt a bonnethead shark today!

Red Ruffed Lemur

Do you know? Red ruffed lemurs are found in the northeastern rainforest area of Madagascar. Adopt a red ruffed lemur today!

American Alligator

Do you know? American alligators can weigh between 500 and 1000 pounds. Adopt an American alligator today!

Sand Tiger Shark

Do you know? Sand tiger sharks are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. Adopt a sand tiger shark today!

Wild Dolphin

Do you know? Dolphins have bellybuttons just like we do. Adopt a wild dolphin today!

Your support helps us provide our animals with expert care.


Adopt-an-Animal Benefits

Benefits $35 $50 $100 $250 $500
Personalized adoption certificate x x x x x
Adoption decal x x x x x
Fun Fact Sheet x x x x x
One-year tributaries subscription x x x x
Animal plush x x x
2 Sea Turtle Hospital Behind-the-Scenes Tour tickets x x
Invitations to exclusive Aquarium events x x
Meet the Keeper x

Adopt our Rescued Sea Turtles as a Class

Benefits $100 $250 $500 $1000+
Personalized class adoption certificate x x x x
Sea turtle fun fact sheet x x x x
Special invitations to sea turtle beach releases x x x x
One year subscription to tributaries, our Membership magazine x x x x
Class presentation by a Sea Turtle Rescue Program staff member x x x
Behind-the-Scenes Sea Turtle Hospital Tours for your class (Up to 30 people) x x
Admission to the Aquarium for your class (Up to 30 people) x

Class adoptions cannot be purchased online, please call (843) 579-8518 to complete your adoption.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Adoption*

With a $100+ level, you also receive special invitations to sea turtle beach releases and Sea Turtle Hospital e-updates.

Wild Dolphin Adoption**

Our wild dolphin adoption program is made possible through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Ocean Service (NOS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). By adopting a wild dolphin, you help support the development of marine mammal education and protection programs. Wild dolphin adoptions include a photo of a catalogued dorsal fin. Classroom adoptions are also available. Please email for more information.