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VIP Trainer for a Day

"A Day in the Life" of a Marine Mammal Trainer

Are you interested in a career working with marine mammals? Or curious about what a day in the life of an animal trainer looks like? Come spend the day with MSAQ's Dolphin and Otter team! This experience will give you a behind-the-scenes, hands-on snapshot into the world of Animal Care and Training.

Guests will begin their morning in our kitchen, learning about how we prepare diets for our animals, participating in diet preparation, and helping with the kitchen cleaning after! They'll spend time with our training team as we work with our otters and dolphins, assist with cleaning and training sessions, and have the opportunity to meet one of our dolphins up-close!

What's Included

  • Trainer for a Day T-shirt
  • Lunch at Pelican Pointe Café
Participants must bring a refillable water bottle and wear comfy clothing and shoes; they may get dirty/wet.

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.



Only 1 participant per day.
(Call in advance to book more than 1 participant)

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