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The King of Dinosaurs

Adopt a Wild Child

Make one of our family members part of yours

You can't keep a bobcat in your backyard or a fox in the family room, but you can do the next best thing! Adopt an animal in the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden through the Adopt a Wild Child program. Your gift helps underwrite the care and feeding of the Museum's animals. It also makes it possible for us to offer them a range of activities that enrich their lives.

Bring something a little bit wild into your life—or someone else's—and adopt an animal today! Fill out the adoption form and submit it online or print it out the page and mail it with your payment to Development Department, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106. For more information, contact Harvey Webster, director of wildlife resources, at 216-231-4600 x3290 or

Adoption Levels

$25 Certificate & photo of your wild child
$50 Add one free guest pass to see your wild child in the Perkins WIldlife Center
$100 Add meeting with animal of your choice (caretaker included!)
$500 Add invitation to special wildlife event
$1,000 Add opportunity to volunteer in Wildlife Resource Center for a day
$2,000 Add membership in the Museum's Explorer's Circle

Animals Available for Adoption

American Crow
Barn Owl
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Golden Eagle
Great Horned Owl
North American Porcupine
Northern Cardinal
Peregrine Falcon
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red Fox
River Otter
Snowshoe Hare
Striped Skunk
Turkey Vulture
Virginia Opossum
White-tailed Deer
Wild Turkey