The Miami Sequarium is a 38 acre (15 hectare) marine park that excels in preserving, protecting and educating visitors about aquatic creatures. There are dozens of shows and exhibits including a tropical reef; the Shark Channel, with feeding presentations; and Discovery Bay, a natural mangrove habitat that serves as a refuge for rehabilitating rescued sea turtles.
Check out the Pacific white-sided dolphins or the West Indian manatees being nursed back to health. Frequent shows include dazzling performances from the Seaquarium’s finest residents, including a massive killer whale, dolphins, and sea lions. Dolphin Harbor is an especially fun venue for watching marine mammals play and show off; it also offers the popular Dolphin Encounter, which allows visitors to touch and swim with dolphins in the Flipper Lagoon.
A dream come true!! Spent the whole day at the Seaquarium watching shows and seeing some amazing animals before taking to the water with the most friendly creatures in the world! Made memories that I will treasure forever! My dolphin experience was surreal, smiled all day long! Note: wear sunscreen!
The Miami Seaquarium is located southeast of downtown Miami on the south side of Rickenbacker Causeway, en route to Key Biscayne. Allow at least 3 hours to see the seaquarium and all four daily shows. If you have time, travel into Key Biscayne for the Biscayne Community Center & Village Green Park (perfect for kids) or Crandon Park, one of the city’s best beaches.