Help Train a Harbor Seal

With our unique Seal Encounter, you’ll go behind the scenes of our Cold Water Quest gallery and enjoy 30 minutes with our seals in their Aquarium home. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the seal facility and a special educational presentation on seals, and then participate in an exciting harbor seal training session alongside Georgia Aquarium’s own animal trainers.

You'll Get To...

  • Interact with a Seal

    Get closer than ever before to our harbor seals — 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 Home a Pic

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

We've been to the aquarium many times and this was the first time I booked an animal encounter, I would recommend this to anyone young or old. The staff was great! You get to learn about the seals and touch them too. I will be booking other encounters in the future.

Christy D TripAdvisor.com

Recent Seal Encounter Photos

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the program and what will I see?
  • What should I bring with me?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Are reservations required?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • What are the age requirements?
  • Where do I go when I arrive?
  • Are guests welcome to watch? Do they have to buy a ticket?
  • Are you able to participate in a Seal Encounter with special needs?
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