Our exclusive encounters offer you the incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience our animals like never before.
Get a look into our exhibits that few others get to witness, and help our staff feed and interact with many of our animals, including birds, sharks and even sea turtles.
Each tour ticket is separate from a general admission ticket, and purchase of a general admission ticket is required to purchase a tour ticket. Animal experiences described may be subject to slight changes depending on day and various factors.
Children 6-12 years old must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian.
For safety reasons, children under the required age of 6 years old are not permitted to participate or be present at Exclusive Encounters tours, even with a parent or guardian.
A signed waiver is required from all participants before the tour begins. Review the waiver here.
To book your Encounter, visit our Guest Services desk in our Main Lobby or reserve an Encounter at the link below. Please see the various Exclusive Encounters we offer below.
Wondering what it takes to care for our dolphins? This exclusive experience takes you behind the scenes of Dolphin Bay with one of our trainers, to learn about everything that goes into caring for these amazing animals – from their diets and training, to enrichment and water quality. Then, you will get to know our dolphins individually with a special dolphin session!
Get the chance to learn what a sloth’s favorite foods are and how we keep these slow-movers active. On our Sloth Meet and Greet, you’ll have a personal introduction with either Xena or Chico, our Linneaus’s two-toed sloths. Be sure to bring your camera to capture amazing photographs of our furry friends as you learn about how we care for them, and the importance of conserving them in the wild.
Get an inside look at how our Animal Care staff take care of our marine animals, and the Aquarium’s over 1-million-gallons-worth of aquatic exhibits. This exclusive experience takes you behind the scenes to learn about, interact with, and feed some of our amazing aquatic animals like sea turtles and sharks!