Dolphin Research Center

58901 Overseas Hwy.
Grassy Key, FL 33050- Map It
Phone: (305) 289-1121

AAA Editor Notes

Dolphin Research Center is at 58901 Overseas Hwy. (US 1) mile marker 59. Home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions, this research facility offers educational programs and demonstrations throughout the day as well as special experiences that include the Dolphin Encounter, Family Dolphin Splash and Ultimate Trainer-for-a-Day. A water-theme playground also is available. Food is available.
$28; $25 (military and veterans with ID); $23 (ages 4-12). Dolphin Encounter $199 (includes all-day admission and 20-25 minutes in the water with dolphins). Family Dolphin Splash $139 (includes all-day admission and 20-25 minutes on a platform with dolphins). Children under 8 must be accompanied in the water by a participating adult. Phone ahead to confirm rates. Reservations are highly recommended for Dolphin Encounter and Family Dolphin Splash. Reservations are required for trainer and researcher programs.
Hours: Daily 9-4:30. Animal encounter programs are offered daily. Closed Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.