Dolphin Encounter

Monday, August 19, 2013, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

National Aquarium – Dolphin Encounter
Photo by National Aquarium

Get up close and personal with our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! The Dolphin Encounter brings guests side-by-side with trainers in a dolphin training and play session.

This hands-on encounter begins with a fun-filled, interactive orientation session. Then you will be escorted on deck where the real fun begins! It's playtime with the dolphins, and it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.

We also offer deckside observer tickets for a friend or family member. Observer tickets include the orientation session, priority seating in the dolphin amphitheater, and an up-close view of the Dolphin Encounter for taking photos or video.

Learn more about this Immersion Tour and view tour policies and procedures.

Encounter $214.95 per person 
Observer $88.95 per person

Price includes Aquarium admission, reserved seating in the dolphin amphitheater, and guided tour with access to behind-the-scenes areas. 

To book a Dolphin Encounter, call 410-576-3833 Monday–Friday, between 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (ET), or e-mail

Member discounts are available. Call for more information.

Ages 8 and up; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

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