Help Train a Sea Lion

With our unique Sea Lion Encounter, you can go behind the scenes and interact with these charismatic animals. Over the course of approximately 30 minutes, you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the California sea lion facility and a special educational presentation on the sea lions, then participate in an exciting sea lion training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers. The Sea Lion Encounter offers exclusive, up close and personal animal encounters with California sea lions while learning more about the Aquarium’s rescue, research and conservation initiatives.

Due to the nature of caring for animals, Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to modify, cancel and/ or reschedule programs without notice. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible.

You'll Get To...

  • Interact with a Sea Lion

    Get closer than ever before to our sea lions — close enough to even pet one under the supervision of a trainer.

  • Work With a Trainer

    Learn from trainers who spend countless hours with these animals and can teach you about their habitats, conservation, feeding and more.

  • Take a Pic

    Take home with a pro-grade pic so you can share the memory of this moment with friends and family.

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Under the Boardwalk

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you able to participate in a Sea Lion Encounter with special needs?
  • Are guests welcome to watch? Do they have to buy a ticket?
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  • How long is the program and what will I see?
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