Dolphins・Sea Turtles・Manatee related Events

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Free event

Touch and observe sea turtles! The spring vacation activity “Experience rearing sea turtles” can now be reserved.

※This event registration has been finished.
※Explanations are conducted in Japanese

This is a popular event where small children (over 3 years old) and even adults are welcomed to touch sea turtles and experience rearing them. Take part in the work that the staff conduct and enjoy touching young turtles that were born last summer. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have an up-close interactive experience.

  • Duration of the event:2019 MAR 3, 10, 17, 24 (Every SUNDAY)
    *Subject to cancellation in case of bad weather.
  • Time:14:00~14:30(Meeting time 13:50)
  • Place:Near the Sea Turtle Pool / Outdoors of the Sea Turtle Rearing Pool
  • Summary:Observing young sea turtles, brushing their carapace, feeding, and learning the ecology of sea turtles through explanations.
  • Capacity:12 people
  • How to apply:Make prior reservations by phone (first come, first served basis TEL: 0980-48-2748)
    ※3 people per group can apply. Application for reservations closes at 18:00 the day before the event.
    ※When reservations do not reach event capacity a draw will take place on the day of the event at 13:50 (Entry for the draw is from 13:30~13:50). Information on whether the lottery will take place will be announced at 18:00 the day before the event.
  • The conditions for participating and notes:
    ・You must be 3 years old or older (Children under elementary school must be accompanied by their parent.)
    ※Up to 2 children can participate when accompanied by 1 parent.
    ・Up to 3 people in 1 group
    ・Identification card that confirms your age
    ・You cannot join or leave in the middle of a session. We hope you understand.
    ・For guests using a wheelchair, please notify us when making a reservation.
    ・Accompanying a participant without a reservation is not allowed. Observing the participant is possible from the general viewing area)
  • Concerning belongings:
    ・Seawater may splash on participants. Please wear clothes that you can move freely in.
    ・Please bring your own raincoat for when it starts raining. (Umbrellas are not allowed)
  • Others:
    ・The event is planned to continue even during rain, however, depending on the condition of the weather, certain programs may change or be canceled.
    ※Please be aware that photography and media organized by the aquarium may take place during the events. These photos may be posted on the aquarium homepage and social media such as Facebook.
Free event

Spring vacation dolphin education ~ in the middle of dolphin training! Part 2

In the previous dolphin education session, we introduced the initial training the dolphins must go through before teaching them tricks such as to jump and to shake hands. Dolphin education will continue during this spring vacation. Why is training necessary for rearing dolphins? How do we care for the health of the dolphins?
Questions like these will be explained in a comprehensive way based on our experience. Visitors can rarely see dolphins training. Take the opportunity to visit the Dolphin Lagoon this spring vacation.

  • Duration of the event:Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays between March 21st 2019 (Thursday a National Holiday) ~ 31st (Sunday)
  • Time:16:25~16:40
  • Application:Not required (Please go to the Dolphin Lagoon on the day of the session)
  • Capacity:Approximately 150 people / session

※Programs can be changed or canceled depending on the weather or the condition of the animals.
※Please be aware that photography and media organized by the aquarium may take place during the events. These photos may be posted on the aquarium homepage and social media such as Facebook.