Top Deck Dolphin
Watch the high-flying antics of bottlenose dolphins as they perform breathtaking leaps and rolls. Listen carefully as your captain guides you through the show, warning you of any high-splashing waves! The Top Deck dolphins can be viewed anytime throughout the day from above and below the water, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!
Golden Dome Sea Lion
Enjoy the hilarious adventures of Salty the Sea Lion and his Reef Rangers. Watch comedic sea lions and seals show off their athletic abilities as they explore the reef searching for a littering diver. You, too, can be a Reef Ranger by helping protect the waters from trash, and recycling whenever possible.
Watch as TV Superstar Flipper and his Atlantic bottlenose dolphin friends perform in the lagoon that served as the set for the original Flipper TV show. Demonstrating grace and intelligence, the dolphins jump, spin, tail walk and flip, all set to your favorite beachside melodies. Hang ten and catch some waves, surfing dolphin-style with Flipper and his friends. If your kids are lucky, they may have the chance to meet Flipper himself!
Killer Whale and Dolphin
There’s only one place you’ll find five Pacific white-sided dolphins living, playing and performing alongside a killer whale! Be amazed and delighted by Lolita the Killer Whale and her exotic Pacific white-sided dolphin friends as they show off their natural grace, beauty and intelligence through the special relationship between the animal and trainer. Watch as Lolita and her trainer ‘walk on water’!
When the Miami Seaquarium first opened in 1955, one of the main attractions was the ‘Shark Channel.’ Today, at the Shark Presentation, animal-care specialists feed 200-pound (90-kilogram) sharks while explaining the various species of sharks that exist worldwide.
The Main Reef Aquarium features a 750,000-gallon (2,839,058-liter) saltwater aquarium teeming with reef fish of every size and color. During the Reef Presentation, a diver accompanied by a group of Sea Trekers slowly work their way around the aquarium, allowing visitors to watch as they hand-feed the colorful tropical fish, large groupers, cobia, stingrays and moray eels. This presentation is accompanied by informative narration.
At the Manatee Exhibit, come face-to-face with one of Florida’s endangered marine mammals through poolside and underwater viewing areas. The Manatee Exhibit provides an opportunity to learn about this fascinating animal and, more importantly, explains ways that guests can help save these gentle creatures of the sea. The manatees featured are part of the rescue and rehabilitation program at Miami Seaquarium.
Seal and Sea Lion
The Seal & Sea Lion Feeder Pool is adjacent to the Golden Dome, a Miami landmark designed by architect Buckminster Fuller. Open throughout the day, the Seal and Sea Lion Exhibit allows you to observe sea lions and seals as they frolic in the Florida sun. Daily feeding sessions provide the opportunity for you to feed some of these playful and boisterous mammals. Feeding time is preceded by an informative and entertaining presentation about the playful California sea lions and harbor seals. Test your knowledge by identifying the three differences between sea lions and seals.
View sea turtles, birds and other wildlife in a natural mangrove forest environment. Explore the sea turtle exhibit to learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that live in Florida waters. The sea turtles featured are part of the rescue and rehabilitation program at Miami Seaquarium.
View a variety of tropical birds, including cockatiels, macaws, flamingos and the resident peacock, Peeps. Listen carefully and one of the parrots may greet you with a subtle ’hello’! The animal keepers are on hand to answer any questions you may have and tell you more about the birds on exhibit. Tropical Wings is also home to the Stingray Touch Pool.
Tropical Fish Aquariums
Explore the stunning variety of tropical marine life that inhabits the aquariums lining the walls of the Top Deck Dolphin area. These aquariums feature an array of interesting fish species with unique characteristics. Explore a number of ocean creatures from Florida lobsters that live in local reefs to the invasive red lion fish, which was recently discovered in Caribbean waters but are originally from the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Nile crocodiles are the center of attention in their home at Discovery Bay's Upper Island, known as Crocodile Flats. This exhibit is made up of 32 tons of rock and 72 tons of beach sand, coconut and sable palm trees. The crocodiles range from 6 feet (1.8 meters) to 8 feet (2.4 meters) long, and when fully grown can reach a size of 16 feet (4.8 meters) and nearly 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms). Their main diet consists of chicken, fish and rabbit.
Meet the newest creatures to call Miami Seaquarium home -- Southern and cownose stingrays -- who have taken up residence in a new 10,000-gallon (37,854-liter) touch pool, located inside the Tropical Wings Exhibit. The new interactive exhibit gives you the opportunity to feel the gentle glide of these amazing creatures with your fingertips. Daily feeding sessions provide the opportunity for you to feed the stingrays.
Salty's Pirate Playground
Batten down the hatches and walk the plank at Salty’s Pirate Playground, a both wet and dry playground area. The attraction consists of a 2-level pirate ship, 31 feet (9.4 meters) by 27 feet (8.2 meters), located at the center of a shark-filled moat. The pirate ship, featuring water blasters, cargo nets, padded areas and a spiral slide, entertains buccaneers ages two through 12.