Have you ever wondered what it takes to be on the SeaWorld Rescue Team? Curious to see what the topside of a shark aquarium looks like? This unique event will take you behind the scenes and give you an inside look at what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld Orlando. Hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.

This event happens on January 13 - 15 and January 20 - 21 and is included with park admission. Inside Look Experience/Tour locations open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on event days.

Animals, caregivers, and activities in each area are subject to change.

Event Dates

January 13 - 15<br>January 20 - 21<br>11:00AM - 6:00PM<br>Included with Park Admission

Fish buckets

1 - NEW! Inside Marine Mammal Care + Dolphin Nursery

Ever wonder how you prepare a feast for a pod of dolphins and care for them throughout the day? Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of what it takes at SeaWorld, from food preparation at the fish house to an all-new poolside experience at Dolphin Nursery led by our animal care specialists.

Guests must reserve tickets in-person at the Check-In-Location directly across from Flamingo Gifts for this experience. Ticket distribution at 11am. Available on a first come, first served basis with limited quantities available. Tickets will secure guests a presentation time, but this time is based on first available and can’t be chosen or requested.

SeaWorld Rescue Team Sea Turtle Release

2 - Inside SeaWorld Rescue Center

Visit the home base of the SeaWorld Rescue Team to meet and hear from the dedicated filtration experts, animal care personnel, lab technicians, and veterinarians who work around the clock to deliver life-saving care to animals in need.


3 - Inside Coral Rescue

Join our Coral Biologists to learn more about the work we are doing to protect and preserve Florida’s Coral Reef. Corals are colonial animals critical to the health and wellbeing of our oceans. Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, providing habitat and stability to the marine ecosystem. Join or biologists and discuss the current state of our reefs every 30 minutes, 11am - 5pm, in the Coral Rescue Center located at the SeaWorld Rescue Center underwater viewing venue.

Manta Aquarium at SeaWorld Orlando

4 - Inside Manta Aquarium

Get a topside view at Manta Aquarium and discover how our aquarist care for the 10 unique aquariums and more than 3,000 marine animals including corals, tropical fish, and sharks that call this aquarium home. You don’t have to be a coaster enthusiast to experience this beautiful awe-inspiring exhibit. This location is not ADA accessible.

Sea lions at Pacific Point Preserve SeaWorld Orlando

5 - Inside Pacific Point Preserve

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the home of our California sea lions and harbor seals. Hear stories and gain insights from the animal care specialists who care for them every day and learn what it takes to maintain a thriving sea lion social group. This location is not ADA accessible.

Shark Encounter

6 - Inside Shark Encounter

Get a topside view at Shark Encounter and unlock the mysteries of caring for the sharks and sawfish in SeaWorld’s 700,000-gallon shark habitat. Visit the medical pool and learn how we give annual physicals. See the moving walkway that temporarily divides the exhibit for cleaning and discover how we feed our sharks. This location is not ADA accessible.


7 - NEW! Inside Avian Research

Join our Aviculturists backstage to see our behind-the-scenes, warm-weather penguin colony. Get an insider look into a day in the life of a Magellanic Penguin. Located at the entry near Mama's Pretzel Kitchen. This experience ends at 5:00pm.

Beluga Whale at Wild Arctic SeaWorld Orlando

8 - Inside Wild Arctic

Step behind the scenes into the maze of back hallways that provide service access to the beluga whales and harbor seals that call Wild Arctic home. Plus, meet the team members who spend their days caring for these incredible animals.

Dolphin Trainer Talk during SeaWorld Inside Look event

NEW! Dolphin Trainer Talk

Join us before each Dolphin Adventure presentation to see what it takes to care for and train our Bottlenose dolphins. Learn from our zoological experts and witness how we build relationships with our animals at SeaWorld.

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Sea Lion

NEW! Sea Lion Trainer Talk

Join our Zoological experts before each Sea Lion and Otter Spotlight to get a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop about different animals and how they are cared for.

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SeaWorld Dive Operations

Rescue Center Dive Talk

The people on SeaWorld’s team of divers have some of the park’s most challenging and interesting responsibilities. In this special presentation located at the SeaWorld Rescue Center, you’ll meet the divers, learn more about the basics of diving, and discover some of the little-known secrets of what it takes to be a part of SeaWorld’s dive team.

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SeaWorld Inside Look Seal of Fortune

Seal of Fortune

It’s time to cheer on your favorite trivia team as they compete on stage at the Nautilus Theater! This interactive, hysterical show pits our professional animal care specialists against SeaWorld’s famous Longshoremen. Whose animal instincts will win out? Get ready to participate and support your side in this unforgettable game show throwdown. See the park schedule for more event show times.

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Kids Coloring Station

Family Activity Zone

Don’t miss the special games, crafts, and activities we’ll have set up for kids and families. It’s another fun way to learn more about the amazing animals that call SeaWorld home and how we can all help the environment we share!

SeaWorld Inside Look Scavenger Hunt Logo

Inside Look Scavenger Hunt

Think you know a lot about SeaWorld’s world class animal care? It’s time to find out! Participate in the all-new Inside Look Scavenger Hunt. Purchase your map at the Rescue Store, Fins Gifts, and Trek Treasures, and take it along with you when visiting Inside Look locations. Once complete, bring the completed map to one of the three map pickup locations to receive a special prize.

SeaWorld education tours

Even More Behind the Scenes

Want to pal around with penguins or wave hello to a walrus? There are many more up-close encounters to explore if you want to continue your behind-the-scenes experience. From dolphins and sharks to sea lions and much more, there’s a new level of excitement waiting for every member of your family. Take a look and reserve your tour today.
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