Located in the heart of the Florida Keys, Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key is a non-profit education and research facility. Home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California Sea Lions, over half of our family was born at the Center. The other members were either rescued from the wild due to injury and then deemed non-releasable and in need of new homes by the government, or have come to us from other facilities.
Spend your day learning all about Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions in regularly scheduled narrated sessions and educational presentations. Experience the different “dolphinalities”. Each session demonstrates a different aspect of these amazing animals’ lives. From high-flying athletics and Dolphin Fun Facts to medical behavior training and research-in-progress, no two sessions are alike. Join their fun and cheer their progress. They love an audience! Make a splash in our new Sprayground where colorful marine life-themed structures shoot streams and sprays of water!
- One-Day General Admission Pass for (4) Visitors. (Children 3 years old and under are free).
- Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. DRC is closed to the general public on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Hours subject to change).
- General Admission does not include hands-on contact with any marine mammals. Interactive programs can be purchased separately.
- Reservation requests must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance of desired visit date. Cannot be combined with any other offers or special events. Attraction rules and regulations will apply.
Voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of issue and is not valid during holiday periods or special events. Additional blackout dates may apply. Offers are subject to availability, within the redemption period, determined only by the designated contact person(s) listed on the winning voucher. Purchase is non-refundable and non-transferable.