Dolphin Research Center

"Where Your Family Meets Our Family!" Spend the day with Dolphin Research Center's family of dolphins and sea lions on Grassy Key in the fabulous Florida Keys. Experience teaching, learning and caring for marine mammals and the environment as you watch exciting, fun narrated behavior sessions and other educational presentations every half an hour. Want to meet a dolphin up close? We offer a variety of interactive programs including the Dolphin Encounter swim and Family Dolphin Splash. Ultimate Trainer for a Day,VIP Experience, Researcher Experience, Play with a Dolphin, Paint with a Dolphin, Dolphin Explorer, and Meet a Dolphin also offered daily.

Make a splash in the Sprayground. A colorful giant seahorse, whale flukes, palm trees and other tropical sculptures shoot jets and streams of water while dolphin, whale, and manatee sounds play. Access to the Sprayground is included in your general admission.

Thinking of visiting? Check out our live webcam at www.dolphins.org from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm eastern time!

DRC is proud to be an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the International Marine Animal Trainers Association.

Amenities

Amenities

Baby-changing station, Bus Parking, Buyout Available, Concessions, Food/Beverage Service, Gift Shop, Parking, Restrooms

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours, Full day, Half day

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Wheelchair-friendly

Discount

AAA Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount

Guest Information

Children Allowed, Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily (Last animal session at 4:15 p.m.), Open Year-Round

Location

Bayfront, Restaurant Nearby, Waterfront

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Checks, Visa