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Trainer For a Day

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Trainer For a Day

Guests will shadow one of our program hosts to participate in a hands-on experience with the trainers and our animals through three hours of:

  • Food preparation
  • Animal enrichment
  • Exhibit maintenance
  • Record keeping

Participants will assist animal care staff during one training and feeding session with our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, one training and feeding session with our Great White Pelican and one training and feeding session with our North American river otters.
This program may be booked any day of the week and is limited to three participants. Reservations are required. Call (727) 441-1790 x 0 to book. We have two sessions each day:

Morning Session:             10 am to 1 pm
Afternoon Session:           1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
All Guests:                       

Seasonal Pricing applies, check the date of your visit for program pricing information.

Attention Members - This program is eligible for a membership discount

All prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full. Seasonal rates, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply.
Guests will receive a complimentary photo, bag, T-shirt & towel during their experience!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Participants must be at least 10 years old, able to climb stairs and lift 15 pounds.
  • No jewelry is allowed during any and all animal interactions, with no exceptions.

Download Waiver Form here

*Animal programs can be changed or cancelled at anytime by CMA

 

 

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WINTER TRAINER ASSISTANT
Assist in the training of the most famous dolphin in the world. This powerful experience will allow you to understand exactly what it takes to care for the star of the blockbuster hit Dolphin Tale.

Your experience may include cognitive behavior sessions to stimulate the thought process, choosing colors and toys for Winter or prepare and clean Winter's prosthetic tail for one of her physical therapy sessions.

Duration: 30 Minutes, which includes 15 minutes actively working with Winter and her trainer.

Age: Seven years old and up

T-Shirt and one photo included with options to purchase flash drive
Opportunities are for two people
All prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full. Seasonal rates, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply.

  • No two sessions will be the same
  • Opportunities to touch, get wet or feed are NOT GUARANTEED in your session
  • Refunds are only given if Winter is NOT participating in the session with her trainer

Download Waiver Form here

Would you like a chance to assist our trainers with the most famous dolphin in the world? Sign up today to participate as an assistant to one of Winter's trainers for one 30 minute session. This experience will give you an understanding of exactly what it takes to care for the star of the box office hit, Dolphin Tale

**** CMA has the right to cancel programs if needed ****

 

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