See Animals Up Close

Encounters

Get up close and more interactive than you could ever imagine as we invite you to go behind-the-scenes with Nile hippos or tong-feed massive sea turtles.

In addition to enhanced health and safety measures, capacity for encounters has been limited to host one family/group at a time, creating a more exclusive and memorable experience.

Penguin Pop-In Encounter

Waddle On Over. Get ready for an up close and personal opportunity with our African penguins. Get 20 minutes with a pack of penguin pals and exclusive time with a penguin expert.

Admission Add-On
Price Includes Up To Two Guests
$59.99
+ Tax
Penguin
Penguin

Hippo Encounter

Help feed the hippos and get all of your hip-tastic questions answered. Find out where our hippos go when they aren’t out on exhibit in this exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter with our Nile Hippos, Button & Genny.

Admission Add-On
Lowest Price Includes Two Guests For:
$145
+ Tax
Hippo Encounter
Hippo Encounter

Sea Turtle Encounter

Help care for, train and tong feed green and loggerhead sea turtles from the top of our Ocean Realm exhibit.

Admission Add-On
Lowest Price Includes Two Guests For:
$170
+ Tax
Sea Turtle Encounter
Sea Turtle Encounter

Wild Things Encounter

Go behind the scenes for an up-close encounter with the animals serving as our animal ambassadors. During this 40-minute encounter, you will meet four of the lesser seen yet equally fascinating mammals, birds, and reptiles in our collection.

Admission Add-On
Lowest Price Includes Two Guests For:
$60
+ Tax
Wild Things Encounter
Wild Things Encounter

Behind the Scenes Encounter

Even wonder what happens behind the scenes at Adventure Aquarium? A member of our husbandry team will take you on a guided, in-depth tour highlighting what goes into running an aquarium and providing exceptional care for our animals.

Admission Add-On
Lowest Price Includes Two Guests For:
$60
+ Tax
Behind the Scenes Encounter
Behind the Scenes Encounter