Animal Care Experiences

Animal Care Experiences

Nurse shark swimming

Animal Care Experiences

While you are more than welcome to wander our facility at your leisure, we recommend taking part in some of our animal programs to learn more about what we do, enhance your experience and get the most from your visit.

Pick Your Animal Experience

animal experiences chartWinter's Trainer AssistantTrainer for a DayDolphin EncounterPelican EncounterShark EncounterOtter EncounterFeed RufusPhoto with a Dolphin

Animal experiences may vary session to session. Feeding opportunities are not guaranteed.
Winter's Assistant Trainer

Winter's 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.

family on deck for dolphin encounter

Dolphin Care Experience

Work next to a CMA Animal Care Specialist. Includes feeding and training poolside with a resident dolphin.

Little boy meeting otter as trainer for a day animal encounter

Trainer for a Day

Assist with dolphin, otter and pelican care for a day, including food preparation and animal enrichment.

Boy meeting nurse sharks as part of shark encounter program

Shark Care Experience

Get up-close on a platform to assist with feeding and target training our two nurse sharks.

otter encounter

Otter Care Experience

Have your photo taken with one of our resident otters! Includes the opportunity to feed an otter and a souvenir photo to take home.

feeding ricky the pelican animal encounter

Feed Rufus the Star of Dolphin Tale

Feed fish to our pelican, Ricky, who played the role of Rufus in Dolphin Tale.

child photo with a dolphin

Photo With a Dolphin

Have your picture taken with one of our resident dolphins! Includes a souvenir photo you can take home with you.


Feed a Stingray

Experience what it is like to feed fish to a stingray.

Times: 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM daily.
Price:  Seasonal Pricing applies, check the date of your visit for program pricing information.

Please check with guest services upon arrival for feeding times and availability.

During all animal interactions, no jewelry can be worn and there are no exceptions. Please prepare accordingly.



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