No minimum age for dolphin wade.
Minimum age is 3 for paint programs.
Minimum age is 5 for all other programs.

A parent or appointed guardian is required to be a paying participant with any child age 7 and younger for all in-water programs. Young children may need to be held by an adult during participation due to their height and abilities.

For minors (under 18 years), liability waiver and childcare authorization form must be signed by a parent or appointed guardian prior to participation.


Participants must not:

  • have contact with any wild marine mammal within 48 hours of participation to avoid disease transmission to our animals.
  • be pregnant if participating in any in-water programs.


Please inform us of any special requests, needs, and/or medical conditions so that we may prepare for your visit.

The marine animals live in natural ocean water not a chlorinated pool.

Please note that visitors may be photographed, videotaped, or on a live webcam. Their likeness may be broadcast live over the internet, used for marketing, advertising, or public relations without permission or compensation.

We are pet-friendly! You are welcome to bring your well-behaved dog on a leash to enjoy the property with you.


Programs include general admission to dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows, fish and reptile tour, bottomless boat ride, and lagoon-side beach. Allow 2.5 hours before or after the program to see the shows.

Snorkel gear for swim programs is provided.

  • Fins are required.
  • Masks and snorkels are optional.
  • Life jackets can be worn if needed.
  • Wetsuits can be rented here if desired.

Changing rooms, outdoor showers, and lockers are available. Locks can be rented for a refundable deposit.

Soda machines and a snack bar/grill are on the grounds.
Grill hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Swimming attire
  • Towel
  • Environmentally friendly insect repellent and mineral based sunscreen (zinc or titanium dioxide)…if needed these are available in our gift shop.
  • Water shoes
    These can be worn for the dolphin wade and sea lion swim, but we do not provide them.


Reservations are accepted online, by phone, or in person and are recommended in advance. Payment is required to make a reservation.

Non-participating guests may observe their party’s program poolside with general admission to the park/shows.


Combined animal interaction programs for the same person receive 20% off the second program and 50% off the third.
(on programs of equal or lesser value)

All other coupons and discounts are for general admission only, not animal interaction programs.


Program cost is refundable only if the program is cancelled at least 7 days prior to the date of scheduled participation.
To cancel or make changes contact or call 305-664-2431.

Programs are not cancelled due to cold or inclement weather. Participants must be here for trainers to determine cancellation or postponement due to lightning.

Refunds will NOT be issued for patrons who are too cold, scared of animals or the water, change their mind, or otherwise choose not to participate.

We reserve the right to cancel or amend program content and price without notice.


Participants must be here on time to avoid cancellation and are encouraged to arrive 30mins prior to their program start time.


Theater of the Sea is located halfway between Miami and Key West at mile marker 84.5 ocean side, about 2 hours north of Key West and 1 hour south of Florida City. Parking is free.