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Animal Encounters

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Meet one of our resident California sea lions!

You’ll meet one of our resident California sea lions during a private 30-minute session under the guidance of an animal care professional! Step on stage where you’ll practically come foot to flipper with a sea lion. Discover the animal’s unique story and gain a better understanding of training programs, animal biology and natural history plus current conservation issues and how you can help make a difference. Following the short Q&A segment, guests will be invited for an exclusive photo opportunity.

Important Details

  • Maximum capacity is 2 participants. Each individual participant must have their own ticket.
  • No flip-flops, open back, open toe, or high-heeled shoes. Sneakers are recommended. Please be advised that feet may get wet.
  • This experience takes place in an area where photography is not permitted. photos will be available for purchase from our Magic Memories team.
  • Must be at least 6 years of age to participate.
  • Children 6 to 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Seasonal availability.
  • Waiver must be completed before participating (a link will be provided in the confirmation email).

Off-Peak Cost

Members: $175
Non-members: $200

(Aquarium admission required but not included)

Duration

30

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