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adopt florida aquariumEver want to cuddle
an Otter? 

Take home a Penguin?

Now you can with our adorable plush adoption animals. Do you know what's even better? You get to help REAL animals!
By being part of Animal Adoption Club at The Florida Aquarium you can directly help our efforts to care and rehabilitate the animals that dwell here. From the simplest preventative steps to the extraordinary measures necessary in critical situations, you can help to provide the very best care for each animal. Each of our animals is a treasured representative of its species, inspiring curiosity and respect for our aquatic world. These animal ambassadors deserve the very best care possible. Best yet, our adoption packages make great gifts for holidays, birthdays, student awards, housewarmings or any special occasion! Due to the popularity of some species, animals may have more than one parent. Not all animals are on exhibition at all times. Adopt-an-Animal adoptions are good for one year.

To adopt an animal click on the adoption package you would like to purchase and it will take you to check out. If you have any questions or need further information please call the Membership Office at 813-273-4030.



Current Animals For Adoption

(May change without notice)

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Adoption Packages

$25 Shore Keeper Package

• Adoption Certificate
• Plush Toy
• Recognition at The Florida Aquarium Adoption Wall
• Color photo of your animal
• Subscription to electronic WaterColor publication
• Fact sheet about animal


$60 Bucket of Beach Buddies 

• Shore Keepers package plus:
• 2 additional Plush toy


$100 River Protector Package

• Shore Keepers package plus:
• Aquarium passes for two (2)
• Behind the Scenes tour for two (2) 


$150 Sea Savers Package

• Shore Keepers package plus:
• Aquarium passes for two (2)
• Behind the Scenes Tour for two (2)
• 30 minute exclusive encounter with your adoption animal and the biologist that cares for them

If the animal you want to support is not listed, please call us.