Frolicking otters, gliding sharks and prancing sea horses are just a few of the hundreds of species on display at the North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island. They’re always popular with Aquarium guests, as are threatened American alligators and loggerhead sea turtles. Each requires specialized care and treatment from Aquarium staff and veterinarians to maintain good health and ensure the high standards of display for which the Aquariums are known.
Now you can help care for them too, through the Aquariums’ new Adopt-An-Animal program. Do you have a favorite? You can select from five of our most popular display specimens – sharks, otters, sea turtles, alligators and sea horses – and choose the level of support you wish to provide. Your tax-deductible contribution will help the Aquariums feed, care for and display these animals for a full year.
Adoptions make great gifts!
When you choose to Adopt-An-Animal, you’ll receive your own adoption kit featuring an official certificate of adoption, an animal fact card with photos, and specialized window decals. Your name will be listed on our website along with other adoption supporters. Our most popular kits, available for $45, also come with a cuddly plush animal outfitted with its own hooded sweatshirt. Just in time for the holidays, adoptions make great gifts!
You can order your adoption kit here, or purchase your adoption at your favorite NC Aquarium. If you place your order online, we’ll mail your adoption kit within a few days to the recipient address you provide. If you need an order to arrive by a specific date, or have questions about your order, please call us at 800-832-FISH (3474).
Visit us online or stop by the Aquarium Visitor Services desk for more information about how you can help support the Aquariums!