Interactive Programs

Before your visit, check out some of the additional close encounter experiences we offer.

Penguin Backstage Pass

The Penguins: Backstage Pass is a fun and educational 30-minute Behind the Scenes experience where guests get the opportunity to interact with penguins in an up-close and personal setting. See Guest Services for more info.

Swim with the Fishes

Swim with the Fishes, an in-water reef experience gives guests 6 and older an adventure on a replica of one of the Florida Keys' most beautiful coral reef dive sites without being a certified SCUBA diver!

Dive with the Sharks

Dive with the Sharks provides a unique opportunity for certified SCUBA divers, age 15 and older, to come face-to-face with live sharks! Dive into the Aquarium's largest tank, the Coral Reef Exhibit; teeming with massive sharks, moray eels, barracuda a green sea turtle and more! We provide the sharks and all of your gear for this experience of a lifetime.

Stingray Feeding

The Stingray Feeding Tour provides great information on stingrays: everything from what they eat to why doing the stingray shuffle is so important when visiting Florida beaches.

Behind the Scenes Tour

This 1-hour guided tour will give you an opportunity to visit areas that are normally off-limits to our guests. Discover how we prepare food for the animals, gain a new perspective from the tops of our largest exhibits and experience feeding time for some of our hungry residents!


Extra fees apply to programs above and space is limited. See Guest Services in the 1st floor lobby for more information. Shows and programs are subject to changes or cancellations.