Inside Look

This unique event will take you behind the scenes and give you an inside look into what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld San Diego. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be on the SeaWorld Rescue Team? Curious to dive deep into the worlds of orcas, dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and more? Hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.

Jan. 14 - 16 and is included with park admission.

Animals, caregivers, and activities in each area may differ day to day.
Jan 14
Jan 16
Included with Park Admission
  • Inside Look
    Scavenger Hunt

    Purchase a Scavenger Hunt Map for $15 at the SeaWorld Store and scour the pathways to find the animals. Fill out the sheet by matching the stickers with the animal location in the park. Redeem completed maps for a SeaWorld backpack!

  • Inside Look Orca Care Program

    Orca Underwater Viewing at SeaWorld San Diego

    Be part of an intimate group of SeaWorld enthusiasts and learn from our animal care team about orcas and their medical care. Guests have the opportunity to meet and hear from the dedicated orca specialists who are responsible for the health and well-being of our killer whales.

    In this exclusive behind the scenes experience, guests will visit the medical pool to better understand the dynamics of caring for SeaWorld’s largest residents and learn more about the research studies orcas have participated in.
    • 30-minute walking tour
    • Participants must be 6 years of age or older
    • Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult
    Reservation includes the Inside Look at Orca Care on day and time of your reservation only. Park admission is not included with your program reservation but is required. Due to the special nature of this program, space is limited and early reservations are recommended. Small groups will be combined to form a program group. Program includes a guided 30-minute walking tour, so participants should be in good physical health. Participants must be 6 years of age and older to participate. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. For the safety of the animals and guests, anyone under the age of 6 (including infants) is not permitted on this tour.  Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No smoking is permitted at any time. Photographers will be available during the interaction with photos available for purchase afterwards for an additional fee.  Dates, program, prices and event offerings are subject to change without notice. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability. Events are not cancelled due to inclement weather; programs will still be offered except in the event of lightning. Cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice are non-refundable. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Non-replaceable, non-transferable, not for resale and cannot be redeemed for cash. Void if altered and photocopies will not be accepted. Pass Member discount is available when booking through the Pass Member website.
    Prices Starting at
    Guest $49.99 /ea.

Experiences & Tours

Orca West Sky Walk
The Orca West Sky Walk will be open during select one-hour windows of time leading up an Orca Trainer Talk. View orcas from new heights while learning more about SeaWorld’s largest residents and the research projects they have participated in from the SeaWorld education team. Following the walkway, enter Orca Stadium to hear from our dedicated animal care specialists.
Learn from Experienced Animal Care Specialists
In addition to our beloved daily animal presentations, SeaWorld Animal Care Specialists will be hosting special Trainer Talks. Learn about animal behaviors, feeding, and husbandry during 10-minute presentations offered daily following the Orca West Sky Walk, Dolphin Adventures, and Sea Lion & Otter Spotlight presentations.
SeaWorld Rescue Team
Inside SeaWorld Rescue Center
Visit the home base of the SeaWorld Rescue Team to meet and hear from the dedicated animal care personnel, lab technicians, and veterinarians who work around the clock to deliver life-saving care to animals in need.
Diver near sea turtle
Inside Turtle Reef
Watch zoological scuba divers interact with turtles in the reef while educators share information and answer questions.
Sea Lion
Inside Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater
Experience a special Sea Lion Sidewalk Greeting at the Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater West Gate to see an animal care specialist interact directly with a pinniped while sharing information about the animal’s history, behavior, and life at SeaWorld.
SeaWorld Rescue Boat
Inside Look Connections
Join us as we spotlight conservation organizations in the local community at Skytower Lawn. Organizations such as Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Project Wildlife, as well as SeaWorld Rescue, will have booths where guests can ask questions and learn about their important work.

ALL-NEW Feathers, Scales, and Furry Tails

Located at Nautilus Amphitheater
This fun and educational presentation shares the story of Conservation Ambassadors, animal care, and rescue. Guests will meet many incredible rescued animals, such as birds of prey, primates, and reptiles, and learn about their unique stories.

Inside Look 2020

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