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


Bald Eagle


River Otter


Loggerhead Sea Turtle*


Bonnethead Shark


Red Ruffed Lemur


American Alligator


Sand Tiger Shark


Wild Dolphin**


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.