Adopt an Ambassador

The Anniston Museums and Gardens houses around 40 live animal ambassadors. These animals are full time “Creature Teachers” who educate and excite people of all ages about wildlife and conservation. They bring the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s exhibit halls to life, and help us connect with our guests.

In order to provide the best possible husbandry and care, we need support from animal lovers like you! Join the Adopt an Ambassador Program and help us provide varied diets, upgrade enclosures, and create environmental enrichment devices. There are several levels to support our live animal ambassadors. If you have any questions, please contact us at 256-237-6766 or email amageducation@annistonal.gov. Thank you for your support!

Ambassador Levels

Review the photos below and determine which ambassador you want to adopt! Be sure to add the animal’s name to the Comments section on the next page. All animals are available to adopt at any level. Adoptions are renewable annually and each level has various benefits. Ready to adopt an entire group? Consider being an Ambassador Warrior!

Adoption Packet includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate of animal ambassador
  • Photo of your adopted animal
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History decal
  • Your name listed on ExploreAMAG.org
  • 2 guest passes

Review the photos below and determine which ambassador you want to adopt! Be sure to add the animal’s name to the Comments section on the next page. All animals are available to adopt at any level. Adoptions are renewable annually and each level has various benefits. Ready to adopt an entire group? Consider being an Ambassador Warrior!

Adoption Packet includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate of animal ambassador
  • Photo of your adopted animal
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History decal
  • Your name listed on ExploreAMAG.org
  • 4 guest passes
  • Anniston Museums and Gardens t-shirt
  • Subscription to Anniston Museums and Gardens e-newsletters

Thank you to our Ambassador Guardians!

  • Cindy Boudreaux

Review the photos below and determine which ambassador you want to adopt! Be sure to add the animal’s name to the Comments section on the next page. All animals are available to adopt at any level. Adoptions are renewable annually and each level has various benefits. Ready to adopt an entire group? Consider being an Ambassador Warrior!

Adoption Packet includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate of animal ambassador
  • Photo of your adopted animal
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History decal
  • Your name listed on ExploreAMAG.org
  • 4 guest passes
  • Anniston Museums and Gardens t-shirt
  • Subscription to Anniston Museums and Gardens e-newsletters
  • Quarterly update on how your ambassador is educating the public
  • One encounter (up to 4 people) with your adopted animal ambassador and Educational Interpreter via Zoom or in person. Must be scheduled in advance.

Choose a full GROUP to adopt and sponsor from our Live Animal Ambassadors:

Creepy Critters (tarantula, hissing cockroaches, crabs, millipedes)

Regal Raptors (barred owl, barn owl, great horned owl, eastern screech owl, red-tailed hawk)

Royal Reptiles (American alligator, bearded dragon, geckos, Asian water monitor)

Splendid Snakes (milk snake, king snake, ball pythons, corn snakes, rat snakes, copperhead, rattlesnake)

Magnificent Mammals (chinchillas, hedgehog, rabbits)

Shelled Sweethearts (Russian tortoise, gopher tortoise, box turtle, red-eared slider, soft shelled turtle, yellow-bellied slider)

Ready to adopt them all? Review the photos below and pick the group you wish to support! Be sure to add the group name in the Comments section on the next page. All animals are available to adopt at any level. Adoptions are renewable annually and each level has various benefits.

Adoption Packet includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate of your group of animal ambassadors
  • Photo of your adopted animals
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History decal
  • Your name listed on ExploreAMAG.org
  • 4 guest passes
  • Anniston Museums and Gardens t-shirt
  • Subscription to Anniston Museums and Gardens e-newsletters

One encounter with your chosen sponsored group. This includes a 30-minute program hosted at Anniston Museum of Natural History for up to 20 people. Learn all about our amazing ambassadors with this up close and personal encounter led by one of our educators. Must be scheduled in advance. *Venomous snakes are excluded from programs; guests may visit venomous snakes in the Attack and Defense exhibit hall! *Program does not include museum admission to non-members in group

Creepy Critters