|It is a
South Florida attraction like no other. A place where dolphins walk on
water and a killer whale flies through the air. Where sea lions
delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees
find a safe haven. It is a world-class marine-life entertainment park
- a place of inspiration, education and fun!|
A 38-acre tropical
paradise with spectacular views of the city's skyline
Eight different marine
animal shows and presentations offered daily featuring whales,
dolphins and sea lions
entertainment is included in the price of your admission
with feeding California Sea Lions
Discovery Bay - A
Mangrove Habitat with crocodiles, alligators, endangered sea
turtles and native birds
The Manatee Exhibit
WAIT'LL YOU SEE WHAT THERE IS TO SEE
AT MIAMI SEAQUARIUM!
The centerpiece of Miami Seaquarium is the Whale & Dolphin Stadium,
home to Lolita the killer whale and her Pacific white-sided dolphin
companions. Their new show features original "orca-stral" rock music
and new antics sure to thrill all ages.
Another popular show, the Flipper Dolphin Show, takes place at the
Flipper Lagoon, film location for the 1960s television show of the
same name. Here, dolphins demonstrate their grace and intelligence in
a show featuring jumps, spins, tailwalks and flips. Audience
participation segments personalize the performance for park guests.
The Golden Dome, is home to the Sea Lion Show. This playlet features
the hilarious antics of Salty the Sea Lion, and allows the sea lion
stars to show off their athletic and comedic abilities.
Rounding things out is the Top Deck Dolphin Show, where guests thrill
to the acrobatics of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Guests can also
brave the "splash zone" for a closer look at these amazing mammals.
The Top Deck dolphins can be viewed anytime throughout the day from
above and below the water.
EXHIBITS AND PRESENTATIONS
One of the most popular exhibits is Discovery Bay, a mangrove habitat
that's home to twenty-six Nile Crocodiles, white tailed deer,
indigenous fish and rays, alligators and a host of native birds,
including herons, egrets and ibis. There are also endangered sea
turtles in Discovery Bay, most of which were rescued and will be
released after rehabilitation.
At the Manatee Exhibit, guests come face-to-face with Florida's state
marine mammal through poolside and underwater viewing areas .The
manatees featured are part of the rescue and rehabilitation program at
Miami Seaquarium. The Manatee Presentation teaches guests about this
highly endangered animal and explains ways they can help save these
gentle giants of the sea.
When Miami Seaquarium opened in 1955, one of the main attractions was
the Shark Channel. Today, guests are still entranced by these fearsome
creatures. At the Shark Presentation, animal care specialists feed
200-pound nurse sharks and talk about the different types of sharks
that exist around the world.
The Main Reef Aquarium is a
750,000-gallon tank teeming with reef fish of every size, color and
description. During the Reef Presentation, a diver slowly works his
way around the tank, hand feeding tropical fish, large groupers,
cobia, loggerhead turtles and moray eels. This presentation is
accompanied by an environmental narration.
In addition to the Main Reef Aquarium, there are 19 "jewel" tanks that
surround the Top Deck Dolphin Stadium featuring tropical fish, corals,
anemones and other marine-life.
Throughout the day, guests can also enjoy the California Sea Lion
Exhibit. Daily feeding sessions give guests the opportunity to have a
hands-on experience with these boisterous mammals.