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Miami Seaquarium

ATTRACTION: Miami Seaquarium
WHERE: 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy , Key Biscayne, FL 33149.
PRICE: Adults $37.95. Children aged 3 to 9 $27.95. Children under 3 years old admitted free. Prices are plus tax. Parking $8.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open daily, 9:30am. – 6pm. Last series of shows begin at 2:30pm. Ticket booth closes 4:30 p.m.
Please allow at least 4 hours for your visit. Show times do vary from day to day. For a given day’s show times call 305-361-5705 and speak to the “receptionist”.

Wheelchairs and strollers available for rent from the Guest Services area at the entrance of the park on a first come, first serve basis.

On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Welcome to Miami Seaquarium, a place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. Miami Seaquarium is a place of inspiration, education – and fun!

Top Deck Dolphin Show: Watch the high-flying antics of bottlenose dolphins as they perform breathtaking leaps and rolls. Guests thrill to the acrobatics of these agile marine mammals as they brave the “splash zone” for a closer look. The Top Deck dolphins can be viewed anytime throughout the day from above and below the water. Keep your eyes open you might be able to spot a baby dolphin depending on when you visit.

Golden Dome Sea Lion Show: Enjoy the hilarious adventures of Salty the Sea Lion and his unflappable co-stars. This hilarious play let allows the sea lion stars to show off their athletic and comedic abilities.

Flipper Dolphin Show: TV Superstar Flipper and his Atlantic bottlenose dolphin friends perform in the lagoon which served as the set for the original Flipper TV show. The Flipper dolphins demonstrate the grace and intelligence of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The show includes jumps, spins, tail walks and flips, all choreographed to music and accompanied by lively and informative narration. Audience participation segments personalize the performance for park guests.

altKiller Whale and Dolphin Show: Be amazed and delighted by Lolita the Killer Whale and exotic Pacific white-sided dolphins as they show off their natural grace, beauty and intelligence through the interaction of animal, trainer and guest. Guests watch as Lolita and her trainer “walk on water.” It’s behaviour that must be seen to be believed!

Shark Channel Presentation: When Miami Seaquarium first opened in 1955, one of the main attractions was the Shark Channel. Today, guests are still entranced by these fearsome creatures. At the Shark Presentation, animal care specialists feed 200-pound sharks while explaining the various species of shark that exist worldwide.

Tropical Reef Presentation: A favourite among park visitors, the Main Reef Aquarium features a 750,000-gallon saltwater aquarium teeming with reef fish of every size, colour and description. During the Reef Presentation, a diver slowly works his way around the tank allowing visitors to watch as he/she hand-feeds the colourful tropical fish, large groupers, cobia, loggerhead turtles and moray eels. This presentation is accompanied by an environmental narration.

Manatee Presentation: At the Manatee Exhibit, guests come face-to-face with Florida’s state marine mammal through poolside and underwater viewing areas. The Manatee Presentation provides an opportunity to learn about this fascinating and federally endangered animal and, more importantly, explains ways that guests can help save these gentle creatures of the sea. The manatees featured are part of the rescue and rehabilitation program at Miami Seaquarium.

Sea Lion Feeder Pool: Throughout the day, guests may enjoy the Sea Lion Exhibit, where they can encounter Sea Lions and Seals as they frolic in the South Florida sun. Daily feeding sessions provide the opportunity for a hands-on experience with these boisterous mammals. Feeding time is preceded by an informative and entertaining presentation about the playful California Sea Lions and Harbor Seals.

Topical Wings: View tropical birds, reptiles and other fascinating rainforest inhabitants.

Atlantic and Caribbean Fish Aquariums: Explore the stunning variety of tropical marine life that inhabits the aquarium lining the walls of the Top Deck Dolphin area.

Crocodile Flats: Twenty-five Nile Crocodiles, are the centre of attention in their home at Discovery Bay’s Upper Island, known as Crocodile Flats. This exhibit is made up of 32 tons of rock, 72 tons of beach sand, coconut and sable palm trees.  Nile Crocodiles can be found in fresh and saltwater habitats like the Nile and estuarine areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. The crocodiles are 6 ½ to 8 feet long and when fully grown can reach a size of 16 feet and nearly 1,000 pounds. The largest one recorded was found to reach an excess size of 20 feet long. Their main diet consists of chicken, fish, and rabbit.

Dolphin Odyssey Program: You’ve heard the mysterious legends and fascinating facts about dolphins, one of the world’s most magnificent marine mammals.  Now, you can have a hands-on experience with one of these amazing animals at Dolphin Harbor, home to the dolphin interaction programs at Miami Seaquarium.

This program offers many of the shallow water dolphin activities of the Dolphin Encounter, plus the opportunity to move into deep water for some of the dolphin interactions. First, you’ll learn about these magnificent marine mammals in an interactive and educational classroom presentation before you put on a wetsuit for the fun filled, deep water interaction with a dolphin.

As a ‘Dolphin Odyssey’ participant, you’ll have the opportunity to kiss, hug, dance, rub and get up-close to these friendly mammals. You’ll also swim into deeper water for more interactions and even have the chance to get a dolphin ride across the pool.  It’s an experience you’ll never forget!  Participants in this program must be 52” or taller. For more information please call 305-365-2501.

Dolphin Encounter: This fun-filled shallow water program is a great way for young and old alike to have an unforgettable experience with a dolphin. The program begins with an informative classroom session where you’ll gain insight into these intelligent and fun-loving mammals.  Then you’ll wade into the water for an unforgettable shallow water experience with a dolphin. You’ll have a chance to touch, feed and play with a dolphin. You’ll even learn what its like to train a dolphin, getting up-close and personal like never before.

Children age 5 and up can participate in the ‘Dolphin Encounter’ program, so its great family fun. Children age 5-9 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling participating in the program. You won’t want to miss the chance of a lifetime to learn and interact with the dolphins at Dolphin Harbor. For more information please call 305-365-2501.

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