Programs

Welcome - our dolphin and sea lion family love to meet new friends!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In line with Dolphin Research Center's mission, our dolphin and sea lion families are our primary concern. Therefore, on any given day, program times may vary based on the needs of the animals.

To ensure the maximum enjoyment for all, only animals that choose to be involved will participate in our in-water and dock programs.

For animal safety reasons, we ask that you do not bring/use selfie sticks within the facility.

We look forward to you visiting Dolphin Research Center.

General Admission


Admission Price:  Adults: $28:00, Military/Veterans (present military ID): $25:00, Children 4-12: $23.00.  Children 3 and under free admission.

$3 Off On-line Purchase: Adults: $25.00, Children 4-12: $20.00, Children 3 and under: free.  (May not be combined with other discounts/coupons)

Please note:  General Admission does not include hands-on contact with any marine mammals.  Interactive programs can be purchased separately.

Get our most competitive General Admission rates by purchasing your tickets on-line!  

Purchase a General Admission and spend some time observing our dolphin and sea lion family, or watch your friends and familly swimming or interacting with the dolphins from one of our public access areas.  

Dolphin Encounter

Price: $199 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 5 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+Yrs) must accompany a child 5-7 Yrs

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

Guests with Disabilities: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? Please click here to contact our Coordinator prior to booking

Duration: Approximately 20-25 minutes in-water. Your program will take place within 2 hours of check-in

Our most popular dolphin program! Includes a dorsal pull

Family Dolphin Splash

Price: $159 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Group of 3 or more? CALL 305-289-0002 NOW for our July Discount Special! 

Ages: 4 Yrs and Up.  A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) can hold one child 1-3 years on hip during program for no additional cost. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 3-7 Yrs.

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

Guests with Disabilities: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? To ensure best experience, please click here to contact our Coordinator prior to booking

Duration: Approximately 20-25 mins in-water on a submerged platform

The ideal program for families with young children

 

Dolphin Dip

Price: $159 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 5 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) can hold one child 1-4 Yrs on hip during program for no additional cost. A paying participating adult must accompany a child 5-7 Yrs

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

 

Guest with Disabilities: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? To ensure the best experience, please click here to contact our Coordinator prior to booking

Duration: Approximately 20-25 minutes in-water

This group activity caters towards families with young children

Ultimate Trainer for the Day

Price: $695 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 10 Yrs and Up

For Safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

Duration: Full Day

 

THE ULTIMATE TRAINER EXPERIENCE.  Accompany trainers all day during this intensive interactive adventure!

VIP Experience

Price: $475 - includes all-day admission.  (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 5 Yrs and Up.  A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 5-9 Yrs

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to prticipate in this program

Duration: Half Day (approximately 4 hrs)

Spend a fun-filled half-day close-up with our dolphin and sea lion family!

Trainer Experience

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER JUNE 30TH 2016

Price: $475 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 5 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 5-9 Yrs

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

Duration: Half Day (approximately 4 hrs)

 

Experience being a dolphin trainer!  

 

Researcher Experience

Price: $475 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 10 Yrs and Up

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

Duration: Half Day (approximately 4 hrs)

Spend half a day with our Research Team!  Observe dolphins and sea lions and help with research related activities

Play with the Dolphin

Price: $85 including all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 4 Yrs and Up.  A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children under 8 Yrs

Duration:  Approximately 20-25 mins on the dock

Who will have the most fun - you or the dolphin?

 

 

Dolphin Explorer

Price: $75 plus all-day admission. No advance reservations. First come first served basis on the day 

Ages: 12 Yrs and Up

Duration: Approximately 20-25 mins 

Discover the excitement of research while having fun with the dolphins!

Paint with a Dolphin

Price: $65 plus all-day admission. No advance reservations. First come first served basis on the day 

Ages: 3 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 3-7 years or assist their child during the program for a minimal fee of $10
Duration: Approximately 10 mins on the dock 

Work with our grey artists and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Meet the Dolphin

Price: $25 per program participant, plus all-day admission. No advance reservations. Ticket purchase for this program available starting at 9am on the day. 4 Yrs and up will also need to purchase a General Admission ticket.   

Ages: 1 Yr and Up. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 1-7 Yrs.
Duration: Approximately 5 mins 

If you've craved the chance to touch a dolphin, this is for you!

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