SeaWorld San Diego invites visitors to connect and be inspired by the Inside Look event, a one-of-a-kind experience where guests can see and learn more about animal care and rescue operations through nearby opportunities that operate on weekends throughout the month.
What is happening:
- Beginning this weekend, guests will be invited to a special up close and inspiring event to see and learn more about animal care with the experts at the Inside Look event at SeaWorld San Diego that takes place Saturday and Sunday, January 8-30.
- This unique event will give guests an “inside look” to learn more about dedicated animal care and what it takes to maintain a leading animal institution such as SeaWorld San Diego. By participating in educational opportunities, guests will participate in exclusive meet-and-greets and special access that will be available throughout the event to help build a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world we all share.
- In addition to the lovable Orca encounter offered daily, the park will host an exclusive Orca presentation for Inside Look, illustrating the HELPPR (breed, exercise, learn, play, display and connect) philosophy that SeaWorld’s animal welfare team embodies, and what an incredible connection has been established between animal welfare professionals. Animal and orcas. Guests can arrive early to the Sea Lions Live and Dolphin Days shows for special 10-minute presentations where they will learn more about the day-to-day care that dedicated animal care teams provide for these animals, how to develop behaviors and connections, and how the ongoing work at SeaWorld benefits these species in wild. Additionally, Education and Knowledgeable Animal Ambassadors will hold talks throughout the day at galleries located throughout the park, including Wild Arctic, Flamingos, Penguin Encounter, Otter Outlook and Sea Lion Point, sharing personal relationship stories, animal insights, and Q&A discussions directly from the professionals. Dedicated people who take care of these animals every day.
- For an in-depth look at SeaWorld’s history of animal welfare, guests can visit the Inside Look Event Hub at the Mission Bay Theater to engage in conversations with zoologists. They can also watch curated episodes of the award-winning SeaWorld® Sea Rescue TV series, along with hosted trivia and park history. At the Mission Bay Theatre, guests will also see the SeaWorld Up-Close exhibit featuring displays of equipment, diving suits used by the rescue team, and unique items from the park’s great 55-year history.
- Inside Look will highlight the local community conservation organizations that SeaWorld is partnering with, such as the Wolf Education Project among others. The Nautilus Amphitheater will give presentations this weekend with dynamic speakers and animal ambassadors, each with a unique connection to SeaWorld. Speakers include renowned local artist Stephen Fishwick, Jackson’s Ambassadors for Conservation, and more. Guests can take part in a fascinating tour that takes them behind the scenes of a stunning engineering structure that maintains the park’s crucial water quality, demonstrating the connection between the ocean and the sea world.
- To further enhance the Inside Look experience, guests can choose to purchase the Inside Look Scavenger Hunt map that encourages people of all ages to discover new things about SeaWorld San Diego by matching stickers to points of interest around the park and redeeming completed maps in exchange for a special SeaWorld prize.
- Inside Look is included with entry to the park, with opportunities for upgrades. Animals, caregivers, and activities in each area of the “inside look” may differ day in and day out..
- SeaWorld is one of the world’s leading zoological organizations and a world leader in animal and veterinary care. Its team of over 1,000 animal professionals provide the highest standards of care to one of the world’s largest zoology groups. SeaWorld is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA); Regulated and audited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Marine Fisheries Plant Health Inspection Service (NOAA), among others, to ensure the highest standards of animal welfare, welfare, and safety. SeaWorld is also certified by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and has the seal of approval from American Humane, the world’s largest certifying body for animal welfare.
- SeaWorld also advances marine animal health science through the study of animals in their care, partnerships with leading academic institutions, and SeaWorld Conservation Fund grants to organizations focused on marine animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection and species research.
- The SeaWorld Rescue team is on call 24×7 to help animals in need. SeaWorld has rescued more than 39,000 marine animals, making it one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world.
- Inside Look is the first in a series of exciting 2022 events set at SeaWorld San Diego. Other upcoming events include:
- Mardi Gras: February 5-27 (Saturday and Sunday)
This all-new event brings the excitement of Mardi Gras to San Diego. Guests can grab beads and celebrate this family-friendly New Orleans-themed carnival complete with live music, colorful costumes, festive performers, kids’ games, and Mardi Gras food filled with Creole and Cajun along with several alcoholic drinks for adults. The event is included with entry to the park.
- Emperor Coaster: Opening in March
The Emperor will be the longest, fastest, and longest diving ship in California, as well as the only landless diving coaster in the state. Named after the world’s largest penguin, the new ship will mimic this species’ amazing ability to dive underwater.
- Seven Seas Food Festival: March 4 – May 1 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
- Mardi Gras: February 5-27 (Saturday and Sunday)
SeaWorld brings back world flavours, amazing drink tastings and live music performances with the return of the fan-favorite Seven Seas Food Festival in Southern California. In addition to hundreds of delicious meals and delicious drinks, guests can enjoy live music and exhibits of their favorite animals, including dolphins, sea lions, bat rays, flamingos, sea otters, and more.
what are they saying:
- Stephanie Costello, SeaWorld Vice President of Zoological Operations: “Inside Look is a very unique opportunity for guests to connect with these amazing animals and allows us to showcase the work that our dedicated animal care and rescue teams do on a daily basis. Our team works closely with these animals every day which has built trust over many years. During this From the daily educational demos to the more than 39,000 rescues completed by the SeaWorld Rescue Team, we hope that through our efforts we can educate and inspire others to take action that helps protect animals Wild and wild places.”