Experience nature on a whole new level.
Whether swimming deep beneath the surface or leaping high above the water, the sealife of Miami Seaquarium® will delight and astound. Take a look at all we have to offer. There’s an experience for every member of the family.
Welcome to Miami Seaquarium, where endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven and dolphins delight children of all ages. Providing unique and interactive experiences that are educational and fun for visitors looking for things to do in Miami and South Florida, the Seaquarium’s conservation efforts have protected thousands of animals since opening in 1955.
Get up close with a dolphin in this unique opportunity from out of the water…a perfect opportunity for families. Learn about our resident animals, and the importance of our education and conservation mission. Each session is unique and runs approximately 10 minutes.View Details
Explore the ocean’s most loved creatures during this deep-water experience. You’ll have approximately 30 minutes to share all sorts of behaviors,including handshakes, rubs, training techniques and feeding your new friend. The experience is highlighted by an awesome dorsal pull. Each session in unique.View Details
Come face-to-fin with rays and nurse sharks in a natural mangrove forest overlooking Biscayne Bay in an all new experience at Miami Seaquarium.View Details
This fun-filled, 30-minute program is a great way for young and old alike to have an unforgettable experience with a dolphin. During an Encounter, the dolphin swims to you while you stand in just a few feet of water. Do things like shake hands,and even try out some training signals. Each session is unique.View Details
Our Seal Swim program is a unique deep and shallow water interaction with harbor seals. During your 15-20 minute interaction, you’ll be swimming freely alongside our seals and then be introduced to your special seal friend to receive hugs, kisses, and take part in a fun training session.View Details
Learn about our African penguins at Penguin Isle and immerse yourself in their environment with our all-new penguin encounter! Enjoy a unique interaction with one of the world’s most beloved birds in an intimate setting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and interact with a penguin one-on-one.View Details
Marvel at an underwater walking journey through our 300,000-gallon tropical reef. With a state-of-the-art dive helmet that allows you to breathe freely, you’ll feel right at home under the sea. During your 20-minute journey, you’ll encounter tropical fish, sting rays and a variety of unique sea creatures.View Details
Our VIP Tour is an interactive 2 1/2-hour program where you may have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of our exotic animal friends. A personal tour guide will take you on a fascinating adventure.View Details
Learn about the challenges that manatees and endangered sea turtles face in the wild as well as the park’s rescue and rehabilitation program. Enjoy a display of informative graphics and videos of our rescue team on a mission. You might even catch a glimpse of our Rescue truck on display!
The African Penguin is the only species that breeds in Africa. You can’t find them anywhere else! Their scientific name comes from the Greek work spen which means wedge and demersus which means plunging. This refers to their streamlined bodies which enable them to swim fast and travel long distances.View Details
Meet the newest creatures to call Miami Seaquarium® their home – African Penguins living at the brand new Penguin Isle. As soon as guests walk up to Penguin Isle, they will be greeted by over-sized, colorful graphics and educational displays about penguins and the challenges they face in the wild.View Details
Thrill to 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 “rough waters” during the Rock n’ Roll Cruise. The Top Deck dolphins can be viewed anytime throughout the day from above and below the water. Please note: 2nd level is not wheelchair accessible. Show viewing available on first level.
Sea turtles have inhabited the earth’s waters for millions of years. Sea turtles live for long periods of time but scientists are not certain of their life spans as sea turtles can outlive the scientists. Currently, five of the eight recognized species of sea turtle can be found in the waters surrounding Florida.View Details
The reef aquarium features a 750,000-gallon saltwater aquarium teeming with reef fishes of every size and color. During the Reef Presentation, a diver accompanied by a group of Sea Trekers work their way around the aquarium allowing visitors to watch as he/she hand-feeds tropical fish, large groupers, stingrays and moray eels.
Enjoy the hilarious adventures of Salty the Sea Lion and his Reef Rangers. This comedic playlet allows the sea lion and seal stars to show off their athletic and comedic abilities as they explore the reef searching for a littering diver. You, too, can be a Reef Ranger by helping protect our waters from trash and recycling whenever possible.
Known for its unusually large head, the loggerhead is the most widely seen sea turtle in South Florida. The carapace, top shell, and flippers are usually a reddish-brown color while their plastron, bottom shell is yellow. Loggerhead turtles can be seen throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.View Details
Referred to as the champion of all sea turtles, the leatherback turtle grows the largest, dives the deepest, and travels the furthest. Adults of this species can grow 4 to 8 ft in length and can weigh 500 to 2000 pds. The leatherback can be seen worldwide from the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.View Details
As Trainer for a Day participant, enjoy a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience like no other! Working side-by-side with our trainers, you’ll receive training basics and orientations for each of our marquee shows, assist with show set-ups, critique shows, and help with other essential activities.View Details
One of the largest of the eight species of sea turtles, the green turtle has been documented to grow to a maximum of about 4 feet and weigh 440 pounds. The shell is considered heart-shaped in appearance. An adult female green sea turtle may lay up to nine nests in one season, which runs from June through September.View Details
One of the largest of the eight species of sea turtles, the green turtle has been documented to grow to a maximum of about 4 feet and weigh 440 pounds. The shell is considered heart-shaped in appearance. An adult female green sea turtle may lay up to nine nests in one season, which runs from June through September.
Hawksbill are a small to medium sea turtle, with a yellow, orange, or reddish brown coloration in its carapace. It’s head is quite small with a distinctive hawk like beak. An adult Hawksbill turtle may reach up to 3 ft. in length and weigh up to 300 pds. Hawksbills are frequently found in rocky areas, coral reefs, and shallow coastal waters.View Details
The endangered Kemp’s Ridley turtle is one of the smallest sea turtles, with full-grown adults reaching about 2 ft in length and weighing around 100 pds. This turtle has a triangular-shaped head with a hooked beak, which allows for the diet of mostly crabs.View Details
Explore the stunning variety of tropical marine life that inhabits the aquariums lining the walls of the Top Deck Dolphin area. Explore a number of ocean creatures from Florida Lobsters that live in local reefs to the invasive Red Lion Fish which was recently discovered in Caribbean waters but are originally from the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Because of their striking black and white colorings, Pacific white-sided dolphins are often mistaken for baby killer whales. Also known as lags, Pacific white-sided dolphins are found in the offshore temperate waters of the northern Pacific Ocean. They prefer deep water with surface temperatures between 42º and 63º F.View Details
Bottlenose dolphins are one of the most popular and well known cetacean species in society today. Because of their ability to adapt to human care, as well as learn new behaviors, they are the most studied of all dolphin species.View Details
The scientific order, Pinnipedia, consist of seals, sea lions, and walruses. The word pinnipedia means fin or feather footed. All members of this order are expert divers and have four swimming flippers. Here at Miami Seaquarium® we have Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions.View Details
Harbor seals are found in temperate, sub-arctic and arctic waters of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. Adult males can grow up to 6 feet and weigh around 375 pounds, while adult females can grow around 6 feet and weigh around 330 pounds.View Details
California Sea Lions can be found along the west coast of North America from southern British Columbia to northern Mexico. Their diet consists of squids, octopuses, and various fish including salmon, herring, and anchovies. Adults can grow to 8 feet and weigh up to 880 pounds, while females can grow up to 6.5 feet and weigh up to 240 pounds.View Details
Manatees are herbivores that spend most of their time feeding and resting. Manatees are mammals, which means that the must come to the surface to breathe. The surface approximately every five minutes to breathe. However, they can hold their breath for as long as twenty minutes when resting.View Details
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