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Dolphin Encounter

Meet a Dolphin

What does a dolphin's skin feel like? What does a dolphin eat? Find out during a Dolphin Encounter at Mississippi Aquarium! Our Dolphin encounter gives participants the opportunity to touch and feed Mississippi's water mammal.

The program includes a 10-minute educational chat, 5 minutes with a dolphin and trainer, and a Q&A session after the interaction. Participants should expect to be in small groups during this poolside encounter and must be comfortable kneeling near open water.

We ask any participant with special needs to please contact us at education@msaquarium.org in advance so that we may ensure the best experience possible.

What's Included

  • 10-minute Education Chat
  • 5-minute Dolphin Interaction
  • Q&A with Dolphin Trainer
You will be asked to remove all jewelry before your animal encounter. A box will be provided for storage. Mississippi Aquarium not responsible for loss or theft.

Before checking in for the encounter, guests must present their tickets at the gate. Guests must arrive on time to participate. The animals will not wait for late guests.




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