MARINELAND, FLA. (July 7, 2015) - Marineland Dolphin Adventure, located south of St. Augustine, Fla., is one of the Sunshine State’s most beloved attractions. Guests can interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and engage in a variety of programs that will entertain and educate guests of all ages this summer. Whether it’s an immersive dolphin encounter or an engaging summer camp, there’s something for everyone at Marineland Dolphin Adventure!
1. Learn to paint and enhance your photography skills
Art and nature are a natural combination, and what better place to merge the two than at the beautiful Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Marineland Dolphin Adventure has partnered with Ocean Art Gallery, one of the top fine art galleries in northeast Florida, to offer a variety of acrylic painting and photography workshops under the personal instruction of professional artists. Classes are from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays starting in July and include access to Marineland Dolphin Adventure, guidance from professional artists and a pass for one free Touch and Feed dolphin interactive program. For class dates and to reserve your space in a program, visit www.marineland.net.
2. Get face to fin with a dolphin!
Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s dolphin encounters offer guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience to interact with dolphins, as well as the unique opportunity of swimming with them in deep waters. Guests can choose from a variety of encounter programs such as The Immersion, Dolphin Designs, Discover Dolphins, Touch & Feed, and Trainer for a Day to truly experience the power and grace of the bottlenose dolphin. All programs involve an educational session, and guests will learn how the dolphins are cared for alongside an animal care and training specialist.
3. Go Behind the SEAs at the world’s first oceanarium
Travel back in time at Marineland Dolphin Adventure to learn about the park’s unique and fascinating history that started over 75 years ago. Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s Behind the Seas tour features actual materials and artifacts from the park’s extensive archives that all generations can enjoy. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy new exhibits featuring live animals of the Southeast coast while absorbing information on the importance of the Gulf Stream ecosystems.
4. Enjoy a fun-filled week at S.E.A. or T.E.E.N. Camp
Marineland Dolphin Adventure invites campers to enjoy a week of activities, science, exploration and dolphins during Seaside Eco-Adventures and Teaching Environment Education in Nature camps. Children ages 7-12 years old will spend four days enjoying the beach and exploring the intracoastal hammock ecosystem when they attend Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s S.E.A. Camp.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s T.E.E.N. Camp is a four-day adventure for those ages 13-16 years old who are interested in the environmental field. Campers will experience kayaking the Intracoastal Waterway, conducting lab experiments and performing field work with our Conservation Field Station.
Each camp experience concludes with a formal graduation ceremony, complete with an in-water dolphin encounter. Camps are held each week June through August.
5. See sharks and sea turtles!
Located at the entrance of the park, Neptune Park is the recently renovated and newest addition to Marineland Dolphin Adventure. It is an educational area where guests can see and learn more about sea turtles and sand tiger sharks. Neptune Park is also included with general admission to Marineland Dolphin Adventure.
For more information and to plan a visit to Marineland Dolphin Adventure, call 904-471-1111 or visit www.marineland.net.
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ABOUT MARINELAND DOLPHIN ADVENTURE
Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s goal is to utilize interactive educational experiences to inspire visitors to value and respect marine mammals and their environment. Located south of St. Augustine, Fla., Marineland Dolphin Adventure opened in 1938 as Marine Studios and marked its 75th anniversary celebration in 2013. In addition to its status as one of Florida’s first and most beloved attractions, the park also pioneered marine science studies, animal training and water chemistry, and is known for establishing the world’s first successful dolphin breeding program. At today’s modern facility, the focus is on intimate, unhurried dolphin interactions, swimming with dolphins and a variety of engaging dolphin encounters. Marineland Dolphin Adventure also hosts memorable oceanside events. Marineland Dolphin Adventure is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and is an affiliate of Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.marineland.net.