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Virtual Encounters

  • All Virtual Encounter Programs require the use of the Zoom video conferencing application. Participating parties are responsible for the installation of this application to their own electronic device prior to the start of their program.
  • Each virtual program is available for one group per day.
  • Virtual programs do not include the cost of Aquarium admission.
  • Program availability is subject to change; blackout dates may apply.

Virtual Beluga Programs

The one-of-a-kind masterpiece will not be your greatest take away from this virtual experience! The knowledge you will gain from this unique and important enrichment activity will undoubtedly allow you to gain a deep appreciation for the importance of world-class animal care.

You will not only watch in awe as the beluga engages the enrichment of painting but also hear from our animal care experts about essential enrichment and husbandry training while learning about beluga whale biology, animal care, conversation, research and more. Then, we will ship the final masterpiece to you!

Cost: $95 (Additional charge may apply for international shipping)

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Saturdays at 11:00am

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Virtually join one of our animal care specialists live from the waters of the Arctic Coast habitat to meet a beluga! Stay dry as you dive in to an educational, fun and personalized program. You will gain a deeper appreciation for this majestic species while learning about their adaptations, conservation status and the non-invasive research projects being conducted by Aquarium scientists.

Cost: $69

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00am

This virtual experience offers a unique perspective of professional animal care while providing insight on beluga whale biology, conservation and research. Plus, you will learn about the whale’s unique traits and behaviors. The beluga you will meet will be dependent on a number of factors – all with animal care as our first priority. But rest assured, all of the beluga ambassadors in our care have incredible ‘tails’!

Cost: $59

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 11:00am

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Virtual Penguin Programs

Painting can be an important part of enrichment for an African penguin. Pick your paint colors at the start of this virtual experience then watch and learn!

Smiles ensue as a penguin pitter-patters through paint. You’ll learn from an animal care expert how this activity benefits the penguin and will also hear about African penguin biology, world-class animal care, conversation and more. The 15- minute session wraps up with an interactive Q&A. Then, we will ship the final masterpiece to you!

Cost: $95 (Additional charge may apply for international shipping)

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Wednesdays & Fridays at 2:30pm

Virtually hang out with an animal care professional in the penguin habitat for a live African penguin feeding session in this immersive encounter experience! Discover how we train penguins to participate in their own healthcare and hear about their diets, how we keep records on their care and about their conservation.

Cost: $59

Duration: 30 minutes

Availability: Mondays & Thursdays at 1:30pm

Your spirit will soar when you virtually meet the flightless African penguin but your heart will melt when you hear the plight of this engaging endangered species. An experienced penguin care professional will describe these remarkable birds – highlighting their world-class care – and discuss their storied-history including much-needed conservation efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Cost: $59

Duration: 30 minutes

Availability: Sundays at 2:30pm

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The Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Pavilion is among the most popular exhibits here at Mystic Aquarium. Take this virtual opportunity to see the kitchen and nesting room while catching a glimpse of daily care activities that take place behind the scenes. You’ll enjoy time for a Q&A with the trainer and, of course, will get to virtually meet one of the African penguins in our care!

Cost: $49

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Tuesdays at 2:30pm

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Virtual Seal Programs

During this virtual painting session, an animal care professional will introduce you to one of our resident seals, then prepare to watch and learn! You will receive a play-by-play of the painting session and an education on essential enrichment and husbandry training along with species biology, world-class animal care, conversation and more. Participants will be invited to ask questions at the end of the 15-minute session. Then, we will ship the final masterpiece to you!

Cost: $95 (Additional charge may apply for international shipping)

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Thursdays at 10:30am

 

This virtual program will seal the deal for fans of the species in our Pacific Northwest habitat! During this personalized program, you will enjoy exclusive digital access to one of our resident seals. Get to know more about our seal species including fun facts and silly behaviors, natural history and adaptations, animal care and enrichment training as well as conservation. Plus, enjoy some Q&A with the presenting animal care professional.

Cost: $59

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30am

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Virtual Sea Lion Programs

During this virtual painting session, an animal care professional will introduce you to one of our resident California sea lions, then prepare to watch and learn! You will receive a play-by-play of the painting session and an education on essential enrichment and husbandry training along with species biology, world-class animal care, conversation and more. Participants will be invited to ask questions at the end of the 15-minute session. Then, we will ship the final masterpiece to you!

Cost: $95 (Additional charge may apply for international shipping)

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Saturdays at 12:30pm

This virtual program is perfect for fans of the California sea lions! During this personalized program, you will enjoy exclusive digital access to one of our resident California sea lions. Get to know more about our these sea lions including fun facts and silly behaviors, natural history and adaptations, animal care and enrichment training as well as conservation. Plus, enjoy some Q&A with the presenting animal care professional.

Cost: $59

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Tuesdays at 12:30pm

This virtual program is perfect for fans of the largest of our sea lions! During this personalized program, you will enjoy exclusive digital access to one of our resident Steller sea lions. Get to know more about the animal and its story including the natural history and adaptations, animal care and enrichment training and current conservation issues.

Cost: $59

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:30am

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Other Virtual Animal Programs

During this virtual and interactive experience, you will see a reptile slither or stomp across a canvas as part of a unique enrichment opportunity.

Learn about a snake, turtle or tortoise in our care and their natural behaviors all while an aquarist provides them with enriching stimuli. Participating reptile is aquarist’s choice, but rest assured, all of the reptile ambassadors in our care have incredible ‘tails’. Be sure to come with questions as the presenting animal care professional will hold a Q&A near the end of the program. Then, we will ship the final masterpiece to you!

Cost: $95 (Additional charge may apply for international shipping)

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Fridays at 1:30pm

 

Achieve a better understanding of stingrays and their natural behaviors all while animal care specialists provide them with enriching stimuli. During this virtual and interactive experience, you will witness a unique process devised by a team of world-class animal care professionals.

An animal care expert will talk you through a painting session where you will hear about this unique process and it’s essential enrichment and husbandry training. Also, learn about sting ray’s biology, their care, conversation and more. Be sure to come with questions as the presenting animal care professional will hold a Q&A near the end of the program. Then, we will ship the final masterpiece to you!

Cost: $95 (Additional charge may apply for international shipping)

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00am

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