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Animal Encounter: Sea Otter

This two-hour experience will lead the guests through the Aquarium on a guided tour of many of our most exciting behind the scenes areas. Guests will learn about what it takes to care for and feed the over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific and will even assist in feedings at a couple of our holding areas or at an exhibit. After the tour, we will meet with marine mammal staff who will guide the group through food preparation for the Sea Otter exhibit. Finally, we will enter the behind the scenes area of the habitat with a sea otter and watch/participate in a feeding and training session.

Please note: Guests on this tour must wear closed-toed shoes. While behind the scenes of the sea otter exhibit, guests over 5’10” will need to watch their head. Participants will interact with the otters through an opening in a protective acrylic window.

Animal Encounter Confirmation Materials

Once you have booked your Animal Encounter, please have each paying participant complete the waiver and release form and bring it with you on the date of your encounter.

Animal Encounter Waiver and Release Form

Animal Encounter: Sea Otter
Event Information
When Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance.
Cost $109.00 per person
$99.00 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included
*Pre-registration required at least 24 hours in advance
Tickets Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
Members, please call to purchase your discounted tickets.
Ages Must be at least 7 years of age to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
RSVP (562) 590-3100. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.