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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Touch a shark, interact with a penguin, and explore how our park works on this Behind-the-Scenes Tour!

Get a unique take on what makes SeaWorld one of the leading zoological care facilities on the planet. Join us to learn what it takes to care for the sharks and penguins in our care, then get a chance to interact with some of the animals that call our park home.

10% of your tour admission will be donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund® to support conservation projects around the world.

  • Behind-the-Scenes Up-Close Tour

    Behind the scenes tour

    Join us on this approximately 60-minute tour to discover how our animal experts care for sharks and penguins. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide fascinating facts about SeaWorld and our commitment to wildlife.

    • This walking tour takes you behind the scenes at Shark Encounter and Avian Research
    • Plus, touch a shark and interact with a penguin

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 20 guests. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for the tour are encouraged to visit the Contact Us page to discuss accommodation requests prior to making tour reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks’ notice of any need for accommodation, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received less than 2 weeks in advance to the extent possible within the time provided. 

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $20.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $20.00 /ea.
  • Animal Experience Add-On Package 

    Animal Experience Add-On Package at SeaWorld Orlando

    Our Animal Experience Add-On Package allows you take souvenirs of your tour home with you. It includes one printed photo and one medium sized plush.

    • Tour not included with add-on package.

    We’re sure you’ll enjoy your tour so much that you’ll want to take home a souvenir, so we’re making it easy and you’ll get to save! This add-on package includes one printed photo and one medium sized plush, so you can take more than just memories home with you.

    General Admission $29.00 /ea.