Flipper's 50th Anniversary
Miami Seaquarium, the original film location of the popular TV series Flipper, will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the television program’s first broadcast. “A Year Full of Wonder”, will feature special events at the park and around South Florida along with fabulous giveaways, promotions and festivities for the whole family.
‘Flipper’ the TV show, which first aired on the NBC network in 1964, and created by
Jack Cowdenwas an instant hit. The adventure series featured two brothers, Sandy and Bud, befriended by a bottlenose dolphin, Flipper, and their father Ranger Porter Ricks of Coral Key State Park in Florida. The show centered on the adventures of Flipper and the boys and usually ended with Flipper saving the day.
“A Year full of Wonder” commemoration will consist of events, activities, initiatives and happenings throughout the year, including:
New Flipper Dolphin Show
The new Caribbean themed show, with a new set, music and behaviors will let everyone know what Flipper has been up to in recent years. While the show demonstrates that Flipper’s surroundings may have changed, his core commitment to helping out when there is a need has not. In addition, a new historic display of images and nostalgia from the original TV show will be on exhibit at the entrance of the Flipper stadium.
Flip it Forward, South Florida
What is “Flip it Forward?” In the popular TV show Flipper frequently “saved the day” by helping his human companions. The park will be encouraging everyone to ‘Flip It Forward’ through random acts of kindness.
Click Here to Flip it Forward
Flip It Forward- Poster Contest
Stop by our booth at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival February 15-17th, 2014 to see this year's Flip it Forward Poster Contest Winners. Click Here for the list of winners.