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SeaWorld Animal Connections Programs

SeaWorld Orlando, the ‘World’s Best Sea Animals Live Shows’ entertainer offers a world class, close up experience with their amazing animal interaction programs that give the visitors an opportunity to meet the sea animals personally. There are six animal interaction programs to choose from, which provide a great time getting to know the animals of SeaWorld.

Orlandoescape.com presents an insight in to these programs for the benefit of its viewers, which will help you to choose the program that best suits your family and to book it well in advance to enjoy a trouble free SeaWorld trip and easy access to their animal interactive programs!

Behind-the Scenes Tour

  • Attraction
    This is a wonderful 90-minute program that allows the participants to meet the animals that perform in the live shows! A SeaWorld tour guide will brief the visitors about SeaWorld and their commitment to preserving wildlife. The program provides an insider view on how the animal experts take care of the rescued manatees and sea turtles. Participants are also allowed to touch a shark, explore a hidden polar bear den and even meet a penguin.
  • Entry Ticket
    Tickets to Behind-the Scenes Tour start from $29 for ages 10 and above, and $9 for ages 3-9. Tickets prices differ with season. So visitors are requested to check for the price for their day of visit to know the actual price. Booking online tickets is highly recommended to save a lot of time and to gain a guaranteed admission to the program. General entry to SeaWorld is not included in the program and visitors must buy a separate ticket for that purpose.
  • Guidelines
    Admission for children under the age of 3 is free, however a tour reservation is a must. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Only a maximum of 16 guests are allowed per program. Participants are requested to be present at the spot atleast 30 minutes before the program begins and late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission. Cancellations are expected to be made before 24 hours to claim refund.

Marine Mammal Keeper Experience

  • Attraction
    This program gives a personal experience of caring for dolphins, beluga whales and sea lions in particular. Marine mammal experts teach the participants how to care for these animals and it is a great opportunity to take a look at the feeding and behavior patterns of the animals.
  • Entry Ticket
    Tickets to Marine Mammal Keeper Experience start at $399 for ages 13 and above. Tickets prices differ with season. So visitors are requested to check for the price for their day of visit to know the actual price. Booking online is recommended to reserve a guaranteed admission to the program. The ticket includes lunch, admission to SeaWorld and a T-shirt.
  • Guidelines
    Participants are expected to meet the instructor at SeaWorld Security Gate 1 by 6:30am on the day of their reservation. Wetsuit and changing facilities are provided at the program, however, participants are requested to bring swimsuit to wear under the wetsuit. A hat, non-skid shoes and shorts that can get wet or dirty can also be brought to the program. Participants must be 13 years of age or older and participants under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Participants are requested to be present at the spot atleast 30 minutes before the program begins and late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission. Cancellations are expected to be made before 48 hours to claim refund. Photographers are not allowed to participate.

Wild Artic Up-Close Experience

  • Attraction
    This program is designed to meet the artic animals such as the walrus, seals or beluga whales. It is a 60-minute program that provides an opportunity to learn all about these amazing animals from the experts.
  • Entry Ticket
    Tickets to Wild Artic Up-Close Experience start at $59 for ages 8 and up. Ticket prices differ with season. So visitors are requested to check for the price for their day of visit to know the actual price. Booking online tickets is highly recommended to save a lot of time and to gain a guaranteed admission to the program. General entry to SeaWorld is not included in the program and visitors must buy a separate ticket for that purpose.
  • Guidelines
    Participants are asked to be aware, as their shoes may get wet during this program. Participants must be 8 years of age and participants under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Due to animal safety, personal belongings like phones and cameras are not allowed during the program and should be placed in the lockers provided. A maximum of 12 guests are allowed per program and late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission. Cancellations are expected to be made before 24 hours to claim refund. To ensure that participants are aware of all the safety rules, they are expected to comprehend safety-instructions in English before taking part in the program. Professional photographers are allowed to participate. Participants are requested to be present at the spot atleast 30 minutes before the program begins

Beluga Interaction Program

  • Attraction
    This is a highly interactive program with the sociable white beluga whales! Participants can learn how to communicate with these animals from the experts. Only a few places in the world offer such an up-close, unique interaction with these animals and SeaWorld is one of them!
  • Entry Ticket
    Tickets to Beluga Interaction Program start at $119 for ages 10 and above. Tickets prices differ with season. So visitors are requested to check for the price for their day of visit to know the actual price. Booking online tickets is highly recommended as the admission to the program is very limited. General entry to SeaWorld is not included in the program and visitors must buy a separate ticket for that purpose.
  • Guidelines
    Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to participate. Participants are requested to be present at the spot atleast 30 minutes before the program begins and late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission. Cancellations are expected to be made before 24 hours to claim refund. Late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission and cancellations are expected to be made before 24 hours to claim refund. To ensure that participants are aware of all the safety rules, they are expected to comprehend safety-instructions in English before taking part in the program. Professional photographers are available to take photos at the program.

Penguins Up- Close Tour

  • Attraction
    This program offers a great opportunity to get an ‘I’m in Antarctica’ experience! The program is a 45-minute walking tour to see and interact with the Empire penguins. Participants also get to hear from the animal experts about what it takes to care for these unique birds.
  • Entry Ticket
    Tickets to Penguins Up- Close Tour start at $59 for ages 10 and above, and $39 for ages 3-9 plus tax. Only seasonal tickets are available for this program. General entry to SeaWorld is not included in the program and visitors must buy a separate ticket for that purpose.
  • Guidelines
    Admission for children under the age of 3 is free. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Only a maximum of 12 guests are allowed per program. Participants are requested to be present at the spot atleast 30 minutes before the program begins and late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission. Cancellations are expected to be made before 24 hours to claim refund.

Dolphins Up-Close Tours

  • Attraction
    One of the most popular programs of SeaWorld is the Dolphins Up-Close Tours! The program lets the participants spend a valuable time with the dolphins that are in care, which will help them understand the characters of these clever animals. It is a touch and see program along with a training session to communicate with the dolphins.
  • Entry Ticket
    Tickets to Dolphins Up-Close Tours start at $59 for ages 10 and above, and $39 for ages 3-9 plus tax. Only seasonal tickets are available for this program. General entry to SeaWorld is not included in the program and visitors must buy a separate ticket for that purpose.
  • Guidelines
    Admission for children under the age of 3 is free. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Only a maximum of 12 guests are allowed per program. Participants are requested to be present at the spot atleast 30 minutes before the program begins and late comers are not accommodated due to limited admission. Cancellations are expected to be made before 24 hours to claim refund.

Other animal interaction program that you might be interested to do, is to Swim with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove. A once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim with dolphins, play with stingrays, and snorkel with thousands of tropical fish.

For reservations, call: (800) 327-2424
Book online at seaworld.com or visit
the Guided Tour Counter inside the park.
International visitors, call 407-363-2380
Space is limited ~ Make your reservations today!

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SeaWorld is the only place that offers such useful and fun filled animal interaction programs that are an amazing holiday thing-to-do when vacationing in Orlando! Visit Orlando and SeaWorld to enjoy a worthwhile holiday!