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.
GENERAL ADMISSION: Purchase a General Admission and spend some time getting to know our dolphins and sea lion family, or observe your friends and family swimming or interacting with the dolphins from one of our public access areas. General Admission allows you to enter the facility for a full day or come and go throughout that day between 09:00am-04:30pm. It does not include hands-on contact with any marine mammals. Minors at the facility must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and general admission prices, please click here.
We look forward to you visiting Dolphin Research Center.
Dolphin Encounter New
Price: $199 (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)
Ages: 5 Yrs and Up. A 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
Dusk to Dawn
Researcher for a Day
Availability: Monday -Friday. Advance reservations only
Price: $675.00 per person. Includes all day admission for participant(s)
Program Duration: Full Day
Age: 5 and up but this program is not geared for younger children. Participating adult must accompany children 12 and under
Enter the world of dolphin intelligence and spend a day as part of our research team!
The List - Guest List - Family and Friendsshort description needed
Media & MarketingPre-confirmed visiting journalists, photographers, film crews, fam tours, etc. will be added to this list by Mary and/or Nessa. If someone arrives that is not on this list, please contact us anyway. It could still be a good opportunity. Media should never be sent out unescorted. Thanks!
Sea Lion Splash
Availability: Currently Unavailable
Price: $80 plus admission
Program Duration: Approximately one half hour
Details: Stand on a submerged platform and get an up close and personal, hands-on experience with a California sea lion!
Teen Basic DLab
Marine Mammal Care & Basic Training DLab (Adult & Teen)
Dolphin Camp (10-12 & 13-14 Yrs)
Group General Admission
Teen Intermediate DLab
Cognitive Training/Research DLab
Advanced Training & Enrichment DLab
Marine Mammal Interpretation DLab
General Admission -Discounts