Learn more about Adopt-An-Animal
Our most popular kits also come with a cuddly plush animal, outfitted with its own hooded sweatshirt!
Once you’ve placed your order, 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). If you’d like to adopt an animal and pick up the kit the same day, skip the online order and visit your nearest NC Aquarium!
Shipping is free for orders in the United States. International orders, including those mailed to Canada, require a $30.00 shipping and handling fee. Please call 800-832-FISH (3474) to place international orders.
Please note, all adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the NC Aquariums and no ownership rights are conferred. Should your adopted animal be removed from our collection, your sponsorship can be transferred to another animal for the remainder of the year. Due to their popularity, animals may have multiple “parents.”
- Foster Friend: $35
Foster Parent: $45
Foster Supporter: $70
- FMV: $0
- Allowed Deductible: $35
Allowed Deductible: $38
Allowed Deductible: $63
The NC Aquarium Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID# 56-1512990) and receives all gifts on behalf of the NC Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier.
The NC Aquariums are a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.