Thank you for considering adopting one or more of our animals. The money collected will go directly to benefit the animals through: diet, vet care, enrichment items, habitat improvements, and grooming supplies.

SciWorks is home to more than 100 animals, all of which are used for educational programs and/or exhibits. Many of them are non-releasable, wild animals. Others are domestic animals that were obtained through rescue groups.

SciWorks’ Adopt-An-Animal Program is a sponsorship program in which participants make a donation to assist with the care of SciWorks’ animals. Your tax-deductible, symbolic adoption will be used for food, veterinary care, enrichment, and habitat improvements.

SciWorks has all required state and federal animal permits. Our facility is inspected annually by the USDA and by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

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Levels of Giving

At this level you will receive an Adoption Certificate and photo with information about the animal you adopt.
At this level you will receive an Adoption Certificate, photo with information about the animal you adopt, animal plush and magnet.
At this level you will receive an Adoption Certificate, photo with information about the animal you adopt, animal plush, magnet, T-shirt, Behind-the-Scenes tour, 2 guest passes, and recognition on Facebook
At this level you will receive an Adoption Certificate, photo with information about the animal you adopt, animal plush, magnet, T-shirt, Behind-the-Scenes tour, 2 guest passes, and recognition on Facebook, in our Annual Report, and on our website.
At this level you will receive an Adoption Certificate, photo with information about the animal you adopt, animal plush, magnet, T-shirt, Behind-the-Scenes tour, 3 guest passes, recognition on Facebook, in our Annual Report, and on our website, and an invitation to our Donor Appreciation Event.

Animals to Adopt

Click on any of the animals written in red to see their YouTube Video!

Amphibians:

  • Frog
  • Salamander
  • Toad

Birds:

Fish

  • Fish – Marine, Freshwater
  • Marine – Crab, Sea Star

Invertebrates:

Mammals:

Reptiles: