Dolphins 101: The Art of Teaching Dolphins


Our Dolphin Experts Share Their Secrets

Join us for an exclusive session with our dolphins before we open to the public—an experience great for groups small or large! See how we teach our dolphins, and discover the distinctive features that help us tell them apart.

Just like a person’s fingerprint, each dolphin has a unique fluke, or tail. It’s art class for our dolphins, so grab a front-row seat as we show you—start to finish—how our dolphins create a fluke print.

You’ll even take home a special copy of a fluke print made by one of our eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins—a work of art you won’t find anywhere else!

The Basics

All ages; best enjoyed by those 5+

1 ½ hours

Price (includes Aquarium admission):

General $45
Member $35
Scouts/Groups $40

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Getting Ready for Your Tour

  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Check in at our Pier entrance, just past Chipotle to the right of the dolphin fountain
  • Stay late—your ticket is good for a full day of Aquarium exploration
  • For discounted parking, use the Lockwood Place Garage at 124 Market Pl. Bring your ticket to have it validated before leaving the Aquarium
  • When booking your tour, please notify Central Reservations of any guests with special needs

Additional Information

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, including if you miss your tour due to late arrival. If the Aquarium cancels your program, you’ll have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Call Ahead

To ensure that your tour hasn’t been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as animal health or inclement weather, please call 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 16 years old to participate in an Immersion Tour program without an accompanying adult. Guests under the age of 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Contact Central Reservations weekdays from 9 am–4:30 pm at 410-576-3833, or email

Upcoming Dates

8:30–10 a.m.