Dolphin and Animal Care Assistant

trainer for a day with dolphinsGuests will shadow one of our program hosts to participate in a close-up experience with the animal care specialists and our animals through three hours of:

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

Close-up Experience With Dolphin, Otter and Pelican Care

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 pelicans and one training and feeding session with our North American river otters.

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This program may be booked any day of the week and is limited to three participants. Reservations are required. Book online or call (727) 441-1790 x 0. We currently have one session each day.

AGES:            10+

TIMES:           1:30 pm (3 hour duration)

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

ANNUAL PASS DISCOUNT – Annual passholders and current members receive a 10% discount.

Guests will receive a complimentary photo, bag, T-shirt & towel during their experience.

All prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full. Seasonal rates, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply.

Please Note:

  • Participants must be at least 10 years old, able to climb stairs and lift 15 pounds.
  • For the safety of our animals, all jewelry must be removed in order to participate.
  • Reservation dates are generally available up to one month in advance.

Download waiver form here

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


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