Behind the Seas
Aquarist Experience


Explore behind the scenes! Tours offer the opportunity to see firsthand how our aquarists care for our animal inhabitants, including the engineering of our filtration system and habitats. Help our aquarists identify the animals we find right beneath the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center and learn more about our acquisition process. Additionally, guests will get the exclusive opportunity to prepare food and feed our animals. 


$25.00 per Person*
*Ocean Institute Members receive 10% off when you enter your member ID at checkout. 


Saturday, February 9|11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, February 18|11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday, March 21|11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Recommended for ages 6 and up.