Miami Seaquarium offers visitors an entertaining and educational experience found in very few locations in the United States. The region’s tropical climate allows for year-round outdoor marine shows featuring dolphins, killer whales, and other sea creatures. The Seaquarium also features exhibits of sea turtles, seals, sea lions, Florida's own manatees. Be sure to check the Seaquarium website before you leave home, as the show schedule varies from day to day.
Don't Miss Exhibits
Any visit to the Miami Seaquarium should be timed to include the following must-see events:
- Trained dolphin show
- Lolita the Killer Whale show
- At least one feeding and trainer presentation
Admission to Miami Seaquarium (as of 2017) is $45.99 for adults and $35.99 for children ages 3-9. If you’re planning to visit more than once this year, you can purchase an annual pass for an additional $15 per person. Also, you can obtain free admission with your Go Miami card.
Check their website for special discounted days as well as special programs you can participate in for an additional cost, such as dolphin encounters.
Seaquarium History and Controversy.
Did you know that the Seaquarium's been in Miami since 1955? While most Miami residents and tourists enjoy the Seaquarium, it's important to point out that there are dissenting points of view. Animal rights groups have targeted the venue, citing inhumane treatment of animals featured in its exhibits.