Educational Encounters and EXPERIENCES THAT MATTER

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

Starting next year, SeaWorld is introducing 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 will continue to live at the parks’ state-of-the-art habitats where they will 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 will reflect 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 will focus on orca enrichment, exercise and overall health. Our existing show pools and viewing areas will be redesigned into a more naturalistic setting and we will continue to present the whales at scheduled times before a guest audience. This exciting transformation will start in our San Diego park in 2017, followed by the parks in San Antonio and Orlando.

Click here to learn more about the current population of orcas at SeaWorld – including one orca, Takara, that became pregnant last year – that will live out their lives at the company’s park habitats, where they will 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.