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Animal Encounter: Sharks

Learn about the animals, see shark exhibits and shark jaws, help with food preparation, visit the exhibit, and interact with sharks.

This one-hour experience will lead the guests through exciting behind the scenes areas. Guests will learn about what it takes to care for and feed the many different types of sharks that call the Aquarium of the Pacific home.

Shark Encounters are now available for ages 10 and up, and there are no height restrictions.

  • Guests on this tour must wear closed-toed shoes.
  • 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

    Encounter with a shark
    Event Information
    When Saturdays and Sundays only. 1:15 p.m.–2:15 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 Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    RSVP (562) 590-3100, ext. 0 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.

    The Shark and Penguin Encounters offer special options for those with accessibility needs. Service animals may not be present at behind-the-scenes animal encounters. In order that our guests with disabilities may enjoy the Aquarium to the fullest, Aquarium staff members will be made available to hold/walk or kennel the service animal while other Aquarium staff accompany the guest through the tour/exhibit. For more information, please review our service animal policy here. Please call 562-590-3100, ext. 0 to schedule a tour.