Animal Adoption Program

AquaPALS is a wonderful way to help care for Aquarium Animals, help with stranded sea turtle rehabilitation, and advance many dolphin and whale research and conservation initiatives.

It’s Easy to Adopt!

  1. Choose Animal
  2. Select Level
  3. Adopt Online
The Benefits of AquaPALS and what you get with your adoption
Benefits Parent $25 Advocate $50 Lover $100 Superstar $200
Personalized adoption certificate with animal image
AquaPALS fridge magnet
Animal fun fact sheet & conservation infographic
$5 discount on value-based memberships (otter, crab, hedgehog)
Admission to 2 adoption parties  
Animal plush with AquaPALS pail    
Meet-a-Keeper experience      

Animals available for adoption:


Spotted Eagle Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray

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Sand Tiger Shark

Sand Tiger Shark

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Harbor Seals

Harbor Seals

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Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

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Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab

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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

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Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

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Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

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Loggerhead Turtles

Adult Loggerhead

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Baby Loggerhead

Baby Loggerhead

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River Otter

River Otter

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Stranded Sea Turtle

Stranded Sea Turtle

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Adopt Online

Classroom adoption also available. Call  (757) 385-0262 if you have any questions or would like to adopt by phone.

Due to the popularity of some species, one animal may have more than a single adoptive parent. Your adopted animal will remain in its environment at the Aquarium or in the wild.