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Behind the Scenes: Sea Turtle Encounter

Dive in Like Never Before
Sea Turtle | SEA LIFE Aquarium

Dive in Like Never Before!

Our Behind the Scenes Tour: Sea Turtle Encounter, is a 60-minute one-of-a-kind experience where you'll get to see a day in the life of a marine biologist and get face to flipper with either our rescued Green Sea Turtle, Ziva, or rescued Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Donna! 


  • Exclusive, One-of-a-Kind Sea Turtle Encounter - Get Face to Flipper with one of our rescued Sea Turtles! Learn all about how we care for them from our staff of marine biologists, and get closer than ever to these majestic creatures for breathtaking photos.  
  • Learn From an Expert Marine Biologist
    • Find out how we replicate the ocean in our exhibits to keep our sea creatures healthy and happy
    • See what our creatures eat and how we prepare their underwater meals
    • Learn about our breeding efforts and you just might be able to sneak a peek at some baby sea creatures!
    • Get a preview of our newly acquired sea creatures that are not ready for display yet
    • Learn how we keep our sea creatures healthy (they get checkups too!)
    • Put your knowledge to the test by helping our animal care experts with feeding time and get close up to even more sea creatures! (subject to availability) 


  • All-day admission to SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium
  • 60-minute exclusive behind the scenes tour with exclusive Sea Turtle Encounter


  • Tours begin promptly at 11am. Please check-in at least 5 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
  • Children must be at least 3 years old to participate in tour
  • Due to the nature of the tour, participants must wear flat, closed-toed shoes. Please no high heels or flip flops.