Dolphins 101: The Art of Teaching Dolphins

Dolphins

Our Dolphin Experts Share Their Secrets

Join us for an exclusive teaching and play session with our dolphins! Our expert dolphin staff will demonstrate how we work and play with our dolphins, plus share the distinctive features that help us tell our dolphins apart.

Just like a person’s fingerprint, each dolphin has a unique fluke, or tail. Take a front row seat as we show you—start to finish—how we teach our dolphins to create fluke prints. It’s art class for our dolphins, and you get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look!

You’ll even get to take home your own copy of a fluke print made by one of our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins—a fin-tastic, one-of-a-kind souvenir!

After the session, there will be plenty of time to get your questions answered by our experts and to explore our hands-on Dolphin Discovery cart. Following the program, you’re free to explore the rest of the Aquarium.

Price

Adult $44.95
Senior (65+) $42.95
Child (3–11) $40.95

Price includes Aquarium admission and exclusive access to our dolphin family and marine mammal staff.

Member discounts are available. Call 410-576-3833 for more information.

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Additional Information

Policies & Procedures

Your program will be held in Dolphin Discovery. Guests should enter Pier 4 through the doors next to the dolphin water sculpture fountain. This program accommodates up to 200 guests of all ages and allows the audience time to ask our marine mammal staff their questions. At the time of booking, please notify Central Reservations of any guests with special needs, including medical conditions.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. There will be no exceptions to this policy. If the Aquarium cancels the program, you will have the option of rescheduling for another date or receiving a full refund. During inclement weather, please call the program line at 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.

Arrive Early

To ensure you receive the best experience, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled program time. As a courtesy to other guests on your tour, your guide is unable to wait for late arrivals. Dolphins 101 participants meet at the Pier 4 Pavilion entrance.

Stay Late

Your Immersion Tour admission is good for a full day of Aquarium exploration! If you'd like to leave the building and re-enter later that day, get your hand stamped at the main exit of Blue Wonders: Reefs to Rainforests. Check with a staff member for the last entry time of the day.

Call Ahead

The health of the animals is our primary concern; therefore, any tour may be canceled or modified without notice if it is in the animals’ best interest.

If the Aquarium cancels your program, you will have the option of rescheduling for another date or receiving a full refund. To ensure that your tour has not been canceled due to inclement weather or unforeseen events, please call 410-576-8822 two hours prior to the program time on the day of your visit. If you miss your tour due to late arrival, no refund can be provided.

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Upcoming Dates

8:30–10 a.m.

Questions?

For questions regarding Immersion Tours or to make a reservation, contact Central Reservations Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (ET) at 410-576-3833, or e-mail reserve@aqua.org.