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Field Trips for Groups

We offer a number of great field trip opportunities for you and your students. All of our field trips can be modified to suit groups ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult!

Dolphin Discovery Tour

Come spend a couple of hours at DRC learning about marine mammals and their ocean environment. During the field trip your group will:

  • Take a self guided tour of DRC
  • Listen to publicly narrated sessions on dolphin biology and conservation, dolphin training, husbandry and medical care, current research and much more!
  • Engage in a private question and answer session with one of our education staff members.


$20.00 per person, based on a minimum attendance of 10 people.One free chaperone per 10 paid students. Limited to a maximum of 40 people including chaperones.

*As a part of DRC's educational mission, school groups in Monroe County may participate in Dolphin Discovery free of charge. Teachers are requested to call in advance to arrange their visit. School groups must present documentation of Monroe County status upon arrival.

Dolphin Day Trips (Half-Day)

Bring your class to spend a half-day (3 ½ hour minimum) at DRC discovering the amazing capabilities of dolphins!

All of our Dolphin Day Trips include:

  • A private tour of Dolphin Research Center including a closer look at our dolphins from the staff-only boardwalks.
  • Time to observe a publicly narrated session about our dolphins and/or sea lions.
  • A private tour of our fish house to learn how we prepare dolphin and sea lion meals
  • A private presentation on your choice of such topics as: Dolphin Physiology, Maternity, Training, Acoustics, Marine Mammal Law, Conservation or Manatees (available any day), Research and Cognition (only available Mon.-Fri.)
  • A closer look at our dolphins with a private training or biology demonstration
  • Greet the dolphin -- touch a dolphin from the dock and see their unique features up close!


$45.00 per person, based on a minimum attendance of 10 people.One free chaperone per 10 paid students. Limited to 30 particpants maximum. 

Interactive Program Add-Ons

We can add any of the interactive programs listed below to to your Dolphin Day Trip to allow your students an opportunity to meet a dolphin face-to-face!

  • Signal Session: $55.00 per person - Feel like what it's like to be a trainer and come down onto a dock to give hand signals to the dolphins for behaviors! !
  • Family Dolphin Splash
  • Dolphin Encounter$119.00 per person. Click on link for further information.    $   

These programs are available based on the needs and ability of our dolphin family at the time of the program being booked.

Dolphin Day Trips must be scheduled in advance. For any questions about the Day Trips or to schedule a Day Trip for your students, please contact the Education Department at 305-289-1121 ext. 207 or via email at

Click below for more information on how a trip to the Dolphin Research Center can support classroom standards!

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Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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