Grassy Key Dolphin Research Center, Key West, Florida
58901 Overseas Highway, Key West, Florida 33050| Map |
Learn all about dolphins and enjoy an opportunity to interact with them at the Dolphin Research Center. The Dolphin Research Center, which is a non-profit educational facility, hosts a range of programs and workshops to teach people about sea lions and dolphins. The center’s programs, such as Trainer for a Day, Researcher for a Day, Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin Dipcan, enable families to spend time with trainers, dolphins and sea lions.
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Children as young as age 5 and accompanied by a parent can get in the water with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center.
Address: 58901 Overseas Highway, Key West, Florida 33050| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 4:30 pm More Info
Price: Adults (13+): $20; Children (4-12): $15; Children under 4: Free; Military: $17 More Info
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Much More Than Swimming With DolphinsFlag review
When you reach mile marker 59 on Grassy Key look for the giant dolphin and you've found the non-profit Dolphin Research Center. The key to a fun visit with kids is to book an activity ahead of time. There is something for every budget including t-shirt painting (the dolphins do the painting) or more expensive interactions in the water with the dolphins. It's not very exciting for kids if they don't have an activity planned. The grounds are beautiful and there are other animals like sea lions and tree iguanas hanging out too. It's relaxing here and everything is out in the open - there is no behind-the-scenes so you see it all which sometimes feels like an animal hospital in a good way.
Tips for Families
Bring sunscreen and water.
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