You will have the opportunity to feed, touch, and learn about the dolphins we have here at the Gulfarium. You will also learn about the dolphins that live right here in the Gulf of Mexico and why it is so important to protect this species.
You’ll get to learn all about these modern-day dinosaurs and how they are important to our ecosystem here in Florida. During the Spring and Summer, guests even get the opportunity to feed them! Next you will have the opportunity to meet and touch a baby American alligator and learn about their journey in the wild and the habits they exhibit while they are this small.
Discover three different reptile species! You will have the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about three different types of reptiles that could include snakes, tortoises, turtles, lizards, or alligators.
Stingrays belong to the Elasmobranch family, along with sharks and skates. Did you know stingrays have no bones in their bodies and their bones are made up of a flexible cartilage? Additionally, their eyes are found on the top side of their body, and mouth and gills underneath. This is a great alternative to Stingray Bay Snorkel if you or your family want to stay dry while learning about our rays!
We will begin with a brief overview of the C.A.R.E. Center to learn all about what it takes to rehabilitate a sick or injured wild sea turtle. There, you’ll also get to learn some of the stories of our current sea turtle patients. To continue our time together you’ll get to meet and feed our African spurred tortoises.
Unlike sea lions, harbor seals have a fused pelvic bone preventing them from moving their pelvis under their hip bone to walk on land. Instead, you will see them galumphing, or undulating their bodies to move across land. Harbor seals are known for their gentle and playful nature and we can’t wait to introduce you to a member of our harbor seal family.
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a training session alongside our marine mammal trainers, feed the sea lions, and learn more about this species and their wild counterparts. This unique experience is one you will never forget!
As a VIP Trainer, you can enjoy a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience like no other! Working side-by-side with our trainers and aquarists, you’ll learn and practice all it takes to train and care for all of our marine animal residents!