The Dolphin In-Water
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up
close and personal with our dolphin pod! The
90-minute Dolphin In-Water Adventure program
• A backstage classroom session about dolphin
characteristics, adaptations and training.
• 35 minutes of poolside/in-water time with our
trainers and dolphins where in-water participants will get a sampling of the different
activities the Zoo’s trainers carry out each day –
feeding a dolphin, signaling the dolphin to carry
out a behavior, and lots of up-close, hands-on
interactions. Please note: This is a
wade-in program and no swimming is involved.
with memories for a lifetime, participants will
receive a souvenir towel and a digital photograph of
themselves with a dolphin!
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• Participants must be at least 4 feet, 6 inches (54
• Participants who meet the height requirement and
are between the ages of 6 and 13 must be accompanied
by a paid adult either in the water or as an
• Observers must be at least 6 years old
• Observers cannot register separately; they must be
associated with a participant
• Observers experience the classroom session and are
able to watch their participant from an area near
the in-water activity
• Observers between the ages of 6 and 13 must be
accompanied by a paid adult observer with a ratio of
one adult per child
• In order to insure the health and safety of our
guests and dolphins, those who are pregnant may only
Participant: Zoo Member $195; Non Member $215
Observer: Zoo Member $35; Non Member $45
Payment in full is required at time of
registration. Pricing is subject to change. There
will be no refunds unless the Indianapolis Zoo has
to cancel the program and guests cannot
reschedule. Registration for this program is
available either online or in person at the
Indianapolis Zoo's Education Building.
Registration and Arrival
Registration is now open! Begin the
online registration process to
see the Dolphin In-Water Calendar for available
dates and times. Guests should arrive 15 to 20
minutes prior to their scheduled start time to fill
out paperwork in the Education Building, located
directly to the right of the Zoo admission gates.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required for
this program. Online registration closes 14
days before the event date. If you are interested in
a date within the next 14 days please call us to
Because of the unique nature of this experience,
gift certificates cannot be purchased online.
To purchase a gift certificate, please call
317-630-2000, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Have a question you don't see here? Check
Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Dolphins
History of the Dolphin Adventure
For more information,
email or call the Dolphin
Adventure line at 317-630-2000 Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.