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Feedings & Experiences

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

When participating in feedings and touch experiences, please follow our staff instructions to ensure the safety of our animals.

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STING RAY INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE

Daily 

Our most popular attraction! Get up close to touch and feed our flappy friends. Hold a small piece of food between your knuckles and lower your hand into the water and our curious stingrays will swim over and slurp up their snack out of your hand. 

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SHARK TALK & FEEDINGS

Mon, Wed & Fri at 2:30 p.m.

It's lunch time for our sharks! Come check out the unique feeding behaviors of these magnificent (and often misunderstood) creatures and learn about these incredible predators from one of our experts. Meet our mascot, Sherlock the Shark!  

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TOUCH A MOON JELLY

 

This alien-looking creature is named for its translucent, moonlike bell. While many jellies pack quite a potent stinging punch, moon jellies have stinging cells that are not strong enough to penetrate human skin so guests are able to gently touch their bells.

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MINE FOR TREASURES

 

Did you know fossil records indicate Louisiana used to be at the bottom of a great ocean?  Hunt for treasure, gems, fossilized shark teeth, ancient marine specimens, and then learn about them with our own field experts.  Learn more!

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SNAPPING TURTLE FEEDINGS & TALK 

Tues & Thurs at 2:30 p.m.

Come watch us feed our alligator snapping turtles (our most ravenous reptiles!) and see their powerful jaws and claws in action. Learn all about these unique creatures and their crucial role in the ecosystem.

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GATOR TALKS & FEEEDINGS

Mon, Wed & Fri at 1:30 p.m.

 

Observe the incredible feeding habits of these fascinating creatures while they're still young. Their tiny jaws, chirping sounds and captivating movements, are both educational and entertaining!

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INTERACTIVE TIDEPOOL EXPERIENCE 

 

Visit Shoreline Touchpools and learn fascinating fun facts about sea stars, cleaner shrimp, anemones and more! Touch pools allow for a close up, hands on interaction with our marine life.

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SUBMARINE GALLERY MICROSCOPE

 

Get an up close look at all kinds of cool specimens with this high-powered microscope, including sharks teeth, crab molt, fish scales, stingray teeth and even brine shrimp at work!

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