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Animals Up-Close

Encounters with the animals that call Mystic Aquarium home

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Special Promotion: Buy one Trainer For A Day Program and get 50% off one Marine Biologist For A Day Program during the 2024 calendar year! Call us to learn more! (860) 572-5955 x221

Can’t decide which are your favorite – African penguins, beluga whales, harbor seals, or California sea lions?  Meet them all when you enjoy a day in the life of a marine mammal trainer! During this 3.5-hour program, you’ll go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of what goes into animal care through hands-on training sessions.


Important Details

  • Encounter available for a maximum of 2 participants. All participants must be ticketed.
  • No flip-flops, open back, open toe, or high-heeled shoes. Sneakers are recommended. Please be advised that feet may get wet.
  • Must be at least 12 years of age to participate.
  • Seasonal availability.
  • Please Note: Due to the nature of this program and safety protocols in place, animal interactions may vary.
  • Waiver must be completed before participating (a link will be provided in the confirmation email).
  • For the safety of our penguins and seals, please refrain from handling or interacting with other avian species prior to attending Penguin or Seal Programs. Please refrain from wearing clothing or footwear that has been worn around other avian species while attending Penguin or Seal Programs.

Peak Season Cost

Peak season is between June 01 - August 31, 2024

Members: $670
Non-members: $720

Off-Peak Cost

Members: $550
Non-members: $600

(Aquarium admission included)


3.5 hours

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