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Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Masked young man poses with a sea lion

Animal Encounter: Seals and Sea Lions

Enter the Seal and Sea Lion habitat with animal care staff for a close up view of our flipper footed friends.

Animal Encounter: Seals and Sea Lions

Enter the Seal and Sea Lion habitat with animal care staff for a close up view of our flipper footed friends.

Masked young man poses with a sea lion

Madeline Walden / Aquarium of the Pacific

Meet one of our seals or sea lions up close in this private encounter. Learn about how we care for these animals from our staff and get the opportunity to offer them a fish in this 30-minute experience.

Aquarium Safety Information

Important Information

  • 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
TICKETS
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE. Please select an available date on the calendar to book this program.
DATE

Daily at 9:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m. arrival
Book at least 48 hours in advance

COST
$150 per person
$135 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household.
EVENT DETAILS
Date

Daily at 9:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m. arrival
Book at least 48 hours in advance

Tickets
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE. Please select an available date on the calendar to book this program.
Cost
$150 per person
$135 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household.
R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100, ext 0. Pre-registration required at least 48 hours in advance.
Ages
Guests must be at least 7 years of age to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.