Adopt An Animal

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 invertebrates, fishes, birds and marine mammals. Many animals have been rescued from the wild due to being abandoned, injured and incapable of living in their natural habitat. Your support will help offset the costs associated with giving quality care and food for one year to the animal of your choice through our Adopt an Animal Program.

Adoption is Easy!

Click here to adopt or give us a call at 541-867-3474 or send us an email at to start the adoption process.


Makes A Unique Gift

Animal Adoptions make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduations, celebrations, for the animal lover in your life and just because you care. Adoption gifts also have the added advantage of giving both the gift giver and the recipient the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to provide quality food and the best possible care for all the Aquarium’s animals.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Adoption Program, you will receive these regular adoption benefits for any level (good for one year). Animals available for adoption are Sea Lions, Seals, Otters, Broadnose Sevengill Shark, Leopard Shark, Tufted Puffin, Sea Nettles, Bay Rays, Giant Pacific Octopus or Wolf Eel.

Regular Benefits

  • 8×10 photo of your adopted animal
  • Adoption Certificate & Species Fact Sheet
  • Subscription to the bi-annual magazine, Waterlines

$40 – Adopt any animal and receive all of the regular adoption benefits listed above.

$100– Adopt any animal and receive:

  • All the regular adoption benefits
  • Plush stuffed animal

$250 – Adopt any animal and receive:

  • All the regular adoptions benefits with a Matted and Framed 8×10 Photo
  • Large plush stuffed animal
  • 2 complimentary admission passes

Does Your Employer Match Gifts?

Check with your company’s human resources department to find out if it has a matching gift program and if your contribution qualifies under this program. If so, request a matching gift form, fill it out and send it to the Aquarium with your Adopt an Animal donation.

Your Gift Will Help Us Further Our Mission

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to public enjoyment, education and research. The facility receives less than 3% in ongoing governmental support. Through its educational programs and exhibits, the Aquarium provides schoolchildren and the public with a balanced, informed view of the wealth and fragility of the Oregon Coast’s freshwater and marine resources and promotes environmental awareness, conservation and good stewardship.

Tax information

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies heavily on your support through memberships, adoptions, and private contributions. Contributions to the Aquarium are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.