Feed the Animals

Our creatures – great and small – need you!

Feed the Animals

You can provide the critical care our animals need while Discovery Place museums are closed by becoming a Member, renewing your Membership, or making a donation. It costs nearly $700 each day to care for all our animal residents and maintain our immersive aquarium and Rainforest environments. Without regular revenues from ticket sales, we are reliant on our community to show support for the animals you know and love. Your donation or Membership will be used to pay for food and veterinary care

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Meet the Animals

By making a donation you will provide food and veterinary care for the animals, as well as make it possible to purchase supplies that keep their “oceans” salted and Rainforest thriving.


Ophelia the Opossum

Ophelia, one of our most beloved residents, misses seeing all of you at Discovery Place Nature. She has been an ambassador animal since 2018, when, like many of our animal residents, she came to us from a wildlife rehabilitation center. For $15 you can help provide Ophelia with fresh fruits, vegetables and protein for one week.



Herbie the Tortoise

If you've ever strolled through the Rainforest at Discovery Place Science, you've likely seen Herbie, our red-footed tortoise, hanging out with his pal Tank. Social and curious by nature, both Herbie and Tank are likely to toddle over to spy you spying on them. A donation of $25 will provide Herbie a week's worth of fresh lettuce and veggies to chomp on.


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BJ the Maccaw

While visiting the Discovery Place Science Rainforest, you’ve likely been greeted by a friendly “hello” from BJ the Blue and Gold Maccaw. At 30 years old, BJ is one of our oldest animal residents. She came to live at the Museum in 1995 and has been making friends ever since. For $50 you can provide BJ a cuisine of seeds, nuts and fresh fruit for three months.


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Bowser the Mangrove Monitor

A nose-to-nose favorite, Bowser is known for his other worldly-appearance. In the time Bowser has been at the Museum he has grown as big as mangrove monitors get - a whopping four feet long! A donation of $50 provides Bowser his favorite meal of shrimp and mice for a month.


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Queen Charlotte the Groundhog

Everyone’s favorite weather forecaster, Queen Charlotte, can usually be found napping inside a cozy hollow log. She joined us in 2015 as a young groundhog, weighing only 3 pounds and has grown to over 11 pounds. For $30 dollars you can give this queen a variety of greens, nuts and berries for a week.


Every Dollar Counts!

A donation of any amount makes a big impact in the lives of our animals.

One of the best ways you can help our animals is by making a monthly pledge —committing to give $5, $10, $15 or more a month - until we reopen. Your support will help us deliver consistent, high-quality care for our animal friends during the COVID-19 closure.

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Support the Animals with a Membership