"Adopt" an Animal

"Adopt" an Animal

You can help support the Nahant Marsh Education Center's mission to educate the public about the wonders of the natural world by adopting one of our resident animals through our "Adopt"-an-Animal program. Your "adoption" donation is tax deductible.

Why "adopt" an animal?

Nahant Marsh’s Animal Ambassadors represent native species of Iowa’s wildlife. They provide unforgettable hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages. As an ambassador, these animals represent their species allowing our education staff to educate the public about them.

All of our animals are on display at the Education Center are cared for by Nahant Marsh staff and receive:

  • Expert care from trained staff who oversee their daily needs
  • Special diets to meet their specific needs
  • Enrichment items to encourage natural behaviors
  • Regular veterinary check-ups to insure optimal health

Your $75 adoption includes:

  • a personalized adoption certificate
  • a beautiful color photo of your animal
  • a description of its natural and personal history
  • a recognition plaque in the exhibit gallery

Animal "adoptions" are valid for one year from the date of processing. Animals may have multiple “adoptive parents” and must remain under the care of the staff at the Center. Adopting a wild resident of the Nahant Marsh Education Center is a great gift idea!

You can also support the animals by purchasing items on our Amazon Wishlist, checking out our donations page to see what items our animals may need, or by making a monetary donation amount of your choice.