Activities & Resources
Miami Seaquarium3517in Key Biscayne, FL 33149
about Miami Seaquarium:
Don't miss the Killer Whale and Dolphin Show, where Lolita the 20-foot killer whale and her Pacific dolphin relatives put on a great show. If you've had a hot day of touring, you may want to sit in the bottom six rows, because these often take a big splash. The first three rows definitely get wet, and the water is ice cold and salty (fun, but a bit of a shock, so really little ones may not like it).
The Golden Dome Sea Lion Show integrates a story with the antics of the seals and sea lions. The Top Deck Dolphin Show profiles these wonderful creatures; at this show, it's fun to watch part from above where the trainers are and part below, where you can see into the dolphin tank. The Flipper Dolphin Show is also a very good time.
See and learn about sharks, manatees, reef fish, and crocodiles at feeding/educational presentations throughout the day. The Manatee Presentation is of special interest because many of the animals have been rescued from the waters around Miami where they were injured. Several fun walk-through exhibits include: Faces of the Rainforest, Discovery Bay Wildlife Habitat, and tropical aquariums. Don't miss the Crocodile Flats exhibit with 26 resident Nile crocodiles.
Food: There are several concession stands throughout the park offering ice cream, sodas, pizza, and hot dogs. For more variety, try the Manatee Bay Cafe, where you can have chicken, fish & chips, hamburgers, salads, and various desserts. Also worthy of a try is Flipper's Southwestern Grill, with tacos, fajitas, and grilled sandwiches.
Annual passes to the park are worthwhile if you plan to go more than once during the year. These are available at Guest Services inside the gate, and park admission fees may be applied towards your annual pass.
Dolphin-shaped single strollers are available for rent, and are available at Guest Services inside the main entrance. Strollers are not permitted to enter the show areas, so you may prefer renting a stroller from the park to bringing your own.
Miami Seaquarium Gift Shops are located near the main entrance and in the Dolphin Lobby, offering a good assortment of marine-themed gift items and souvenirs.
Children and adults can swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Harbor. This 2-hour program includes park admission, a towel, refreshments, and free parking. The program runs daily and requires reservations.
Birthday parties at Seaquarium include lunch, a personalized cake, decorations, a tour guide, souvenir t-shirts for each child, a plush toy and a picture with Salty the Sea Lion for the birthday child, a visit by costumed characters, and park admission. Parties last two hours, but guests can have access to the park for the day. Party times are 9:30am or 12:30pm. Sleep-over parties are also available. Reservations can be made by calling the main number, extension #284.
Summer Camp at Seaquarium gives campers a chance to learn about conservation, have daily animal interaction, see shows, and do field and art activities. Additional weeks, annual passes, and registered siblings allow discounts.
The Seaquarium also offers a spring break camp where kids can see marine mammals shows, interact with animals, play games and do arts and crafts. Each camper receives a t-shirt and photo. Teacher work day camps are also offered throughout the year. Call for more information.
The Overnight Adventures Program runs on selected Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year for kids ages six to 13.