Support the Discovery Zoo by adopting one of your favorite zoo residents for the coming year! Show your love for the animals, knowing that your support will provide the care and enrichment needed to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.
There are now TWO levels for adoptions -- one for grown-ups and families, and one for our younger animal lovers!
Once you have adopted your chosen animal, adopters will receive a digital Welcome Packet that includes certificate of adoption and a Discoveries gift shop certificate for a plush mascot of their animal. The best part? Adopters at this level are eligible to book a private behind-the-scenes zoo tour for up to six (6) family members for an additional fee of $75 per person.
About the Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Not only will our professional live animal staff take you on a guided tour of the Discovery Zoo and Animal Ambassador Room, you will have the chance to feed our North American river otters, meet rainforest exhibit residents, craft an enrichment item for the meerkats or bat-eared foxes, interact with our most adorable animal ambassadors, and much, much more! Participants should be at least five (5) years of age, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Once your child has adopted their chosen animal, you will receive a digital Welcome Packet that includes certificate of adoption and a Discoveries gift shop certificate for a plush mascot of their animal. The best part? Each child who participates at this level is eligible to book a private Junior Zookeeper experience!
About the Junior Zookeeper Program
Spend the morning walking in an actual Zookeeper's shoes, as you get exclusive behind-the-scenes time with the live animals of the Discovery Zoo. Not only will Jr. Zookeepers get hands-on interactions with adorable animals, they will also learn about the care that goes into keeping our crazy critters happy and healthy!
Available on limited Saturdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m., this program is for children ages 4-17, and the experience will vary by the age of the participant. Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult; 1-2 parents/guardians may accompany the children at no cost. Up to four (4) Junior Conservation Club members may be registered for each session, but it is recommended that you complete all registrations at one time. Additional children may be added after the initial registration by calling 937.275.7431, ext. 118 or emailing LiveAnimals@BoonshoftMuseum.org.