The Dolphin In-Water
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to step
into the world of our dolphins! Each session
includes only eight participants so that each guest
can enjoy a quality personal interaction with the
90-minute Dolphin In-Water Adventure program
• A backstage classroom session about dolphin
characteristics, adaptations and training.
• 35 minutes of poolside/in-water time with our
trainers and dolphins where in-water participants will get a sampling of the different
activities the Zoo’s trainers carry out each day –
feeding a dolphin, signaling the dolphin to carry
out a behavior, and lots of up-close, hands-on
interactions. Please note: This is a
wade-in program and no swimming is involved.
with memories for a lifetime, participants will
receive a souvenir towel and a digital photograph of
themselves with a dolphin!
Want to see what it's like? Take a look for
yourself! Please note: Each session includes
Requirements for Participation
• All participants must be at least 4 feet, 6 inches (54
• Participants who meet the height requirement and
are between the ages of 6 and 13 must be accompanied
by a paid adult either in the water or as an
• Observers must be at least 6 years old. Observers
between the ages of 6 and 13 must be accompanied by
a paid adult observer with a ratio of one adult per
• Observers cannot register separately; they must be
associated with a participant
• Observers experience the classroom session and are
able to watch their participant from an area near
the in-water activity
• To insure the health and safety of our
guests and dolphins, those who are pregnant may only
Participant: Zoo Member $205; Non Member $225
Observer: Zoo Member $30; Non Member $40
Payment in full is required at time of
registration. Pricing is subject to change. There
will be no refunds unless the Indianapolis Zoo has
to cancel the program and guests cannot
reschedule. Registration for this program is
available either online or in person at the
Indianapolis Zoo's Education Building.
Registration and Arrival
Registration is now open!
Pre-registration is required for this program.
Registration closes 14 days before the event date. Begin the
online registration process to
see the Dolphin In-Water Calendar for available
dates and times. Guests should arrive 15
minutes prior to their scheduled program time to fill
out paperwork in the Hix Institute, located
directly to the right of the Zoo admission gates.
Give a gift
your friends and family will always remember! To purchase a gift certificate, please call
317-630-2000, from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Have a question you don't see here? Check
Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Dolphins
History of the Dolphin Adventure
For more information,
email or call the Dolphin
Adventure line at 317-630-2000 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.