Assist Our Marine Biologist with Stingray Training
All members of the family will love the hands-on interaction of this exclusive encounter at our Marathon stingray aquarium!
In this exhibit we have several species of baby and juvenile manta rays. This encounter is for all ages, and our biologist custom tailors the interaction during the encounter to suit the needs and questions of your group.
During this encounter at our Marthon stingray aquarium in the Florida Keys, our professional Marine Biologists are constantly on-hand to assist with every aspect of your experience. They will make sure your family has an outstanding experience!
Please note that this Encounter does not require our visitors to get in the water to interact with our friendly rays. This is a DRY encounter, so no need to bring a swimsuit! All members of the family can safely enjoy this Encounter from the comfort of our touch tank deck while sharing, feeding and touching the baby manta ray. All of our stingrays are de-barbed and completely safe to touch!
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Nursery Encounter Information
All members of the family are welcome!
Nursery Encounters Run Daily at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 3:30 PM. You will need to be present in the facility to fill out a waiver at least 15 minutes prior to your Encounter start time. Please see below for booking and availability of the Nursery Encounter.
Click here to download the Nursery Encounter Liability Release Form prior to visiting our Marathon stingray aquarium facilities. If you bring your waiver with you, you should arrive 5 minutes prior to your Encounter start time to check in.
PRICING (DOES NOT INCLUDE PARK ADMISSION):
$15.00 per participant.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal chaperone.
We can accommodate 15 people per timeslot in groups of 1-5 people
You must be present in the facility 15 minutes prior to your Encounter start time to fill out a waiver.
Each Nursery Encounter with baby manta rays lasts roughly 25-45 minutes and includes approximately 15 minutes (per group) of one-on-one ray interaction time!