Amazing Experiences Sweepstakes - Want to Go Behind-The-Scenes with Dolphins? Now YOU Can!
Published December 09, 2012
As part of our Amazing Experiences Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will get the chance to get a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in our Dolphin Discovery exhibit!
Our trainers work closely with each of our eight dolphins daily to complete enrichment activities, teach new behaviors and study their complex social structures. The social structure of the dolphins at the Aquarium is modeled after traditional pods in the wild. Females live together most of their lives in a social group. After male calves leave their mom’s group (after approximately five or six years) they form bonds with other males and travel from female group to female group for breeding. At the Aquarium, our six females form a group and our two juvenile males are always together in a bonded group.
Beau & Foster, our two male dolphins, love to play together!
Our sweepstakes winner will go on a private meet and greet with our dolphins, tour the dolphin area, see how we prepare food for our favorite marine mammals, check out the dolphin’s extensive toy collection and learn behind-the-scenes secrets from our trainers!
Our trainers spend a lot of their day prepping food!
You will get to work with the trainer during a training session, learn how we communicate with the dolphins, and participate in enrichment and play activities, all while working alongside our marine mammal specialists!
So – Want a chance to train our dolphins?
There are five great ways to be entered to win!
Stay tuned for more features on our once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes prizes! Winners will be announced on our Facebook page starting December 17!