Symbolically Adopt an Animal at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Adopting an animal is an exciting way to support KNC’s Ambassador Animals Program and learn more about these amazing animals.

Your adoption helps to provide care for an animal at KNC, gives an unreleasable animal a permanent home (they will live and be cared for here at KNC), and supports educational programming. Your adoption is good for an entire year from purchase and is renewable!

You have two choices for your adoption packets. Both include a personalized certificate of adoption, photo of your adopted animal, and fact sheet.

  • Electronic version $25: Will be emailed within 48 hours to the email recipient.
  • Hard copy version $50: An electronic version will be emailed to the purchaser and a hard copy will be mailed to the address you provide.

PDF of the Adoption Certificate is embedded in the confirmation email sent to the purchaser. The document will need to be downloaded and emailed to the recipient, or the email can be forwarded if the recipient was not set as the purchaser. 

If you would like for the Adoption Certificate to be emailed to the recipient right away, please enter their information as the purchaser and enter your information in the billing section.

Meet & Greets with your animal are available for $20. Please choose a Meet & Greet option during the registration process, then schedule a time to meet your animal with a KNC staff member. Please call 269-381-1574 x24 to arrange your Meet & Greet. Please allow two weeks in advance for scheduling.

Meet & Greets are only available on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 

Rufous and Hannah
Hannah and Rufous, the Eastern Screech-owl, get ready for a program.
Adam and Tukey
Adam and Tukey the Turkey Vulture visit with guests at Maple Sugar Festival.

Adopt an animal of your choice online below, or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0 and the Visitor Services staff will be happy to take your adoption over the phone. Thank you for your support of KNC’s Animal Ambassadors!


Broad-winged hawk
Eastern Screech Owl at KNC
Eastern Box Turtle
Milk Snake
Painted Turtle