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Animal Encounter: Sharks

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 many different types of sharks that call the Aquarium of the Pacific home. They will also assist in feeding at our Shark Lagoon exhibit. Animal encounter guests will enter the touch pools of Shark Lagoon for a feeding, interact with one of our “untouchable” animals in the big pool of Shark Lagoon and finally participate in the 2:00 public feeding at Shark Lagoon.

    Please note: To enter the pool guests must be at least 5 feet tall (Those less than 5 feet tall will be welcome to sit on the edge of the pool and interact with the animals from there.)
  • Guests on this tour must wear closed toed shoes.
  • Guests on this tour must bring a bathing suit to wear beneath a provided wet suit.
  • Guests arriving without a suit will be unable to participate.
  • Private showering and changing areas are provided for guests on this tour.

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: Sharks
Event Information
When Saturdays and Sundays only. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 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 13 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. Please call 562-590-3100, ext. 0 to schedule a tour.