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Explore Ocean Habitats at SeaWorld San Diego

Have a blast exploring the aquatic world at SeaWorld San Diego. Spend the day zipping down water rides, getting splashed by orca whales and dolphins at live shows, and getting up close and personal to animals of all sorts and sizes. Take a behind-the-scenes tour where you can explore the world of penguins, interact with bottlenose dolphins, hand-feed a sea lion, or enjoy a meal at one of the themed restaurants.


Prices -

Single Day Tickets: Adults (10+) - $63 (online) or $78 (at ticket office). Children (3-9) - $63 (online) or $70 (at ticket office). Admission is free for children under 3.

Hours -

Open daily. Hours change with the seasons but are usually 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Events -

Spring into Night, Summer Nights, Halloween Spooktacular, SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration


  •  Thrilling water rides
  •  Exclusive interactive programs
  •  Live animal shows
  •  Shamu performances and encounters
  •  Immersive animal exhibits
Before you go

Shamu Shows and Encounters

No visit to SeaWorld is complete without seeing one of the live Shamu Shows and Encounters. Watch the enormous orca whales as they finesse through choreographed moves, jumps and dives during One Ocean. You can learn about orca whales and go behind-the-scenes at the training session at the Shamu Story, or be amazed as they perform to rock-and-roll hits during the spectacular night show, Shamu Rocks!

Animal Lovers

SeaWorld is for animal lovers of all ages, and there are many opportunities to get close to the animals. Don’t miss the designated feeding times where guests can hand-feed the bat rays and sea lions. For behind-the-scenes animal encounters, SeaWorld Up-Close and Penguins Up-Close are just some of the tours where guests can get a more in-depth look at the lives of the animals. Dine with Shamu is a very special program where guests gain backstage access to learn about the special bond between trainers and orca whales. Just remember to reserve a seat as space is limited.

What is the Soak Zone?

The Soak Zone at Shamu Stadium is the section of seats located on the edge of the water closest to the action. Guests in those seats can get very wet during certain shows, so make sure to pack a parka for each person in your party. Parkas are also available for purchase at the gift shop.

Are there any tips for visiting the park?

To make the most of your time at the park, schedule your time around the shows and get in line for the popular rides when the park opens. Since you’ll be out in the sun, don’t forget to bring sunblock and remember to drink lots of water throughout the day.
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