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How do you care for a killer whale? See how behaviorists and Veterinarians weigh the whales, complete body exams, conduct ultrasounds, perform hearing studies, and take samples to assess their overall health. Learn how the care of SeaWorld whales helps wild populations in never before seen graphics and live from the skywalks overlooking the killer whale care and research facility.
LOCATION: Orca Encounter Skywalks
TIME: 11-11:30 a.m. and 4:15-4:45 p.m.
SeaWorld Rescue Center,
Veterinary Hospital & Humboldt Penguins
This is a special access behind-the-scenes tour to 3 areas. Guests will sequentially tour all 3 areas through one entrance.1. SEAWORLD RESCUE CENTER
Meet the SeaWorld Rescue Team and Biologists from Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, and learn about all they do for stranded and sick animals.
September 7th and 8th
Dr. Brent Stewart and Dr. Pam Yochem will speak about the HSWRI collaborative research on post-return behavior and survival of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles; links between stranded animal health and health of free-ranging seals and sea lions in southern California.
September 14th and 15th2. VETERINARY HOSPITAL
Dr. Ann Bowles will speak on the HSWRI collaborative research on preventing harmful interactions between humans and marine mammals, such as entanglement in marine debris and fishing gear.
From penguins to sea stars to belugas and more. The SeaWorld Veterinary Hospital cares for all different types of patients. See where the veterinary team performs examinations, procedures and surgeries. Sneak a peak in the laboratory where all of the animal diagnostic samples are processed and studied. Maybe even catch one of the veterinarians in action doing an exam!3. HUMBOLDT PENGUINS
While cold weather penguins may get all the attention, here is a chance to learn more about a “warm-weather” species of penguin, the Humbolt Penguin. Learn about conservation successes and challenges from penguin specialists.
LOCATIONS: SeaWorld Rescue Center, Veterinary Hospital & Humboldt Penguins
TIMES: 12-1 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
*Receive a stamp for each area of this 3-part behind-the-scenes tour.
Always a guest favorite! Get up close to dolphins and learn about their care from SeaWorld veterinarians and behaviorists. You may witness hydrations, body temperature, urine samples or blood draws which are all part of the dolphins’ daily care.
LOCATION: Dolphin Point
TIMES: 10:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Special Access Behind-The-Scenes Tour of the Beluga Husbandry and Medical Pools
See behaviorists weigh or examine a beluga whale in the husbandry and medical pools. Also, learn how the water quality team works around the clock to ensure the 13 million gallons of fresh and salt water habitats stay safe for animals.
LOCATION: Wild Arctic
TIMES: 11:15-11:45 a.m., 1-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.
Bird Rescue and Conservation
Special Access Behind-The-Scenes Area
The Bird Rescue Team has the hospital and necessary skills to care for sea and shore birds. Meet the Team and learn how they care for them and respond to an oil spill off the coast of San Diego. Also meet the team from our SeaWorld partner, Project Wildlife.
LOCATION: Behind the scenes at Bird Rescue
TIMES: 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
Orca Presentation VIP Access
Gold and Platinum Pass Member Exclusive
Gold and Platinum Pass Members will have a special opportunity during Inside Look that will not be available to any other guests. During the morning Orca Presentation each day, during the event, a small group will be able to view the Orcas and animal care specialists from an up-close vantage point not accessible to the public.
To gain access to this special area, visit the self-service kiosks at the park entrance, scan your pass and print your admittance voucher. An extremely limited number of spots will be available each day, and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Restrictions: Gold and Platinum Pass Members only. Members will not be allowed in after the presentation has begun. Participants must be at least 6 years of age, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult Gold or Platinum Pass Member.