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Dolphin Research Center


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"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 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:
  • Baby-changing station, Bus Parking, Buyout Available
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours, Full day
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking


General Admission Discount

Now - December 31, 2017
$3.00 off of regular adult admission.


Florida Residents-Half Off Admission!

Now - October 31, 2016
Florida residents, get half off general admission to visit Dolphin Research Center! Experience dolphins and sea lions in fun-filled, exciting narrated behavior sessions throughout the day. Bring your family to meet our family in our beautiful Florida Keys setting. General admission includes access to the Sprayground! Dolphin Research Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ask for the Florida Residents admission offer when you arrive at DRC.


Military & Veterans - Half Price Admission!

Now - October 31, 2016
Now through October 31st, active military service personnel as well as veterans can visit Dolphin Research Center for half price general admission! Located on Grassy Key in the Florida Keys, DRC is a nonprofit marine mammal education and research facility. Home to a family of dolphins and sea lions, the center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features fun-filled, exciting narrated behavior sessions and other presentations throughout the day. Admission is good for all day and also includes access to the Sprayground.

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