Adopt an Animal

The animals at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are special and unique. Each one has different care requirements that need to be met on a daily basis. You can help!

By adopting an animal at the Nature Museum, your contribution helps provide for the critters you enjoy most. Your contribution goes towards food and general care of the Nature Museum’s very special residents. Adopt an animal today!

What do you get?

When you adopt an animal, your gift goes directly to the care of the Museum’s special animals.

As a special thank you, you will also receive:

*An adoption certificate*

*A photo of your animal*

*A fact sheet with the name of your animal and all its important and interesting details*

Animal adoption is $35.00.

Adopt a Box Turtle
The turtles at the Nature Museum live in the Istock Family Look in Lab. With the help of our biologists and volunteers, they offer hands on experiences to Museum visitors of all ages through critter connections. Adopt a box turtle today!
$35.00
Adopt a Spiny Soft Shell Turtle
The turtles at the Nature Museum live in the Istock Family Look in Lab. With the help of our biologists and volunteers, they offer hands on experiences to Museum visitors of all ages through critter connections. Adopt a spiny soft shell turtle today!
$35.00
Adopt a Corn Snake
The snakes at the Nature Museum may be slithery and scary to some but at the Museum we think they’re very special. The snakes need lots of care in order to stay happy and healthy. Adopt a corn snake today!
$35.00
Adopt a Fox Snake
The snakes at the Nature Museum may be slithery and scary to some but at the Museum we think they’re very special. The snakes need lots of care in order to stay happy and healthy. Adopt a fox snake today!
$35.00
Adopt a Button Quail
What’s that rustling in the bushes? If you’re in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven it’s probably a member of our button quail family. These little birds may look like babies but don’t let that fool you - they’re full grown! Button quail help keep the Haven free of pests and are quite entertaining to watch. Adopt a button quail today!
$35.00