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Guest feeding sharks from basket

Animal Encounter: Sharks and Rays

Join an Aquarium educator and animal husbandry staff member for a private encounter with our sharks and rays in Shark Lagoon.

Animal Encounter: Sharks and Rays

Join an Aquarium educator and animal husbandry staff member for a private encounter with our sharks and rays in Shark Lagoon.

Guest feeding sharks from basket

Aquarium of the Pacific/Madeline Walden

Get up close and personal with our animals in Shark Lagoon before we open to the public. Help us provide our bamboo sharks their morning meal and then get your feet wet as you step into our touchpools to interact with our rays. Learn about these fascinating animals from our staff as you help our animals begin their day.

Aquarium Safety Information

Important Information

Note that you will be provided water booties to wear and you will get wet below the knee. Please wear shorts and bring a towel to dry off.

  • Guests on this tour must wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Guests must be at least 4’ 6” tall.

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 for this program here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
DATE
Thursdays and Fridays, 8:15 a.m. Book at least 48 hours in advance
COST
$150 per person
$135 per Aquarium member

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household.
Aquarium admission included.

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Encounter a Shark and Ray

EVENT DETAILS
Date
Thursdays and Fridays, 8:15 a.m. Book at least 48 hours in advance
Tickets
Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
Cost
$150 per person
$135 per Aquarium member

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household.
Aquarium admission included.
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.