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 session with our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, one session with our great white pelicans and one session with our North American river otter.

General Admission is included and each guest will receive a complimentary photo, bag, T-shirt & towel during their experience.

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AGES: 10+

TIMES:  11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

PRICE:  Seasonal pricing applies.

Use our online booking calendar to select the date of your visit for program pricing and availability.

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

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.
  • This program is limited to three participants. We currently have one session each day and reservations are required. Book online or call (727) 441-1790 ext. 0.

Please review and complete this waiver form prior to your experience.

Download waiver form here

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*Animal programs can be changed or canceled at any time by CMA.


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