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Trainer For A Day

  • Visit behind-the-scenes to learn what it takes to care for belugas, sea lions, African penguins and seals. Interact with animals during hands-on, side-by-side training sessions with staff.
  • To ensure guest safety during the animal encounter, Mystic Aquarium staff will first discus safety protocols with program participants. Guests are required to wear a personal flotation device for the duration of their encounter program. An Aquarium staff member will at all times be responsible for monitoring guest conduct and behavior.
  • Program lasts from 1:00-4:30pm; participants must be at least 13 years old.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to encounter time to complete a program liability form.
  • Encounter occurs rain or shine and is available May – October.
  • General admission is included in encounter cost.
  • If you have a gift certificate, please contact Reservations at 860.572.5955 ext. 520 to register.
  • For a full refund of reservation/encounter fees, cancellation must be made a full 72 hours (3 days) prior to the scheduled encounter program. Fees are non-refundable for cancellations received less than 72 hours from the date of the scheduled program. At least 48 hours (2 days) notice is required to reschedule an encounter program. If participants do not meet the encounter requirements, the program will be considered void and no refund or reschedule will be issued.