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Behind-the-Scenes Up-Close Tour

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

Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes with an exclusive guided walking tour. Rub fins with a predator at SeaWorld Shark Encounter. And top it off by making friends with a penguin at the Avian Research Center. Capture these unforgettable memories with a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity.

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. Please see for additional information.

    • Checkbox selected This walking tour takes you behind the scenes at Shark Encounter and Avian Research
    • Checkbox selected Plus, touch a shark and interact with a penguin
    • Admission to SeaWorld is required and not included
    • Guests under 3 years of age are free and do not require a reservation
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • Groups will be combined for tour of about 20 guests
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change
    • Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable
    • Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should visit the Contact Us page to discuss requests prior to making reservations
    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.

    • Checkbox selected 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.