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Dolphin Encounter

Touch and feed a bottlenose dolphin! Mississippi Aquarium's dolphin encounter gives participants the opportunity to get up close to our incredible state's water mammal! The program includes a 10-minute educational lesson, 5 minutes with a dolphin and trainer, and a Q&A session after the interaction. Participants should expect to be in small groups during this poolside encounter and must be comfortable kneeling near open water.

Ages 5 and up only. Children 5 - 9 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult over the age of 18 with a separate encounter ticket. Children under 10 will not be allowed to participate on their own.

We ask any participants with special needs please contact us at in advance so that we may ensure the best experience possible.

NON MEMBER - Dolphin Encounter
Price: $36.00

* Admission is not included and MUST be purchased separately.
*Children( under the age of 2 ) and babies are not allowed in the Encounter area


MEMBER - Dolphin Encounter
Regular Price: $32.00
Member Price: $32.00


For safety reasons, non-participants (including infants/toddlers) are not permitted to enter the dolphin experience area.

Service animals are also not permitted in the experience area and cannot be left unattended. If you require a service animal and would like to participate, please contact to arrange special accommodations.

Guest will be asked to safely store personal belongings prior to entering the experience area to prevent items from falling into the dolphin habitat.