Educational Encounters and EXPERIENCES THAT MATTER

EXPERIENCES THAT MATTER - Introducing new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows:

SeaWorld introduced new, inspiring, natural orca encounters as part of our ongoing commitment to education, marine science research and the rescue of marine animals. SeaWorld’s orcas continue to live at the parks’ state-of-the-art habitats where they inspire millions of guests each year to take action with SeaWorld to protect wild animals and the places they live.

Everything about the new orca experience reflects the natural world and focus on the research, education, care and respect that align with our mission to advance the well-being and conservation of these beautiful creatures.

No longer a theatrical show, these programs focus on orca enrichment, exercise and overall health. Our existing show pools and viewing areas were redesigned into a more naturalistic setting and we continue to present the whales at scheduled times before a guest audience. This exciting transformation recently debuted in our San Diego park in May of 2017, and will be followed by the parks in San Antonio and Orlando. 

Click here to learn more about the current population of orcas at SeaWorld that will live out their lives at the company’s park habitats, where they continue to receive the highest-quality care based on the latest advances in marine veterinary medicine, science and zoological best practices.

Watch below as SeaWorld trainers and staff give you a peek at what's in store with these exciting orca encounters.

Click here to learn more about SeaWorld’s killer whales and explore the orca profile pages.