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Zoo-More Experiences

Dolphin In-Water Adventure

Available Year-Round During a Zoo Visit

Experience the World of Dolphins – In the Water!

The Indianapolis Zoo is the only place in the Midwest where you can get in the water with dolphins! Whether you reserve this experience for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, the Dolphin In-Water Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet these amazing marine mammals up close.

The 90-minute program includes an informational session about dolphins, reserved seats at a scheduled Dolphin Presentation, 30 minutes of memories at the dolphin pool and souvenirs.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration.

Please note: This is a wade-in program. No swimming is involved. Each session includes up to eight participants.

Dates and Cost

October – May | Saturday & Sunday at 10:00am

June – September | Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 10:00am

Participant only:

Member: $245 | Nonmember: $275

Participant + one complimentary Observer:

Member: $245 | Nonmember: $275

Participant + 2 Observers:

Member: $285 | Nonmember: $315

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Participant Requirements
  • All participants must be at least 4 feet, 6 inches tall (54 inches minimum). Zoo staff will measure participants upon arrival, and those who are not tall enough will not be able to participate.
  • All participants must be at least 6 years old. There is no maximum age.
  • Participants ages 6-13 who meet the height requirement must also be accompanied by an adult, either as a paid participant or an observer. Those ages 14 or older can participate unaccompanied.
  • Observers 6–13 years old must be accompanied by a paid adult observer. Only registered observers will be able to view the interaction. Observers are encouraged to take photos of this special interaction.
  • For your safety and for the animals’ safety, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you may not participate in this program.
  • We strive to create an inclusive experience for everyone at the Indianapolis Zoo. If anyone in your group has physical restrictions or is neurodivergent, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy

We require 10 days’ advanced notice for any refunds or rescheduling requests for Dolphin In-Water Adventure.

No requests for changes or refunds will be honored after this time. If you do not attend on your scheduled date or cancel within the required time frame of your Educational Program date, no refunds will be issued. Please read program details and requirements closely before signing up to ensure all participating members of your party meet any age or height requirements.

If the Zoo must cancel a program due to low registration, animal well-being or weather, you will be notified by phone and sent an email. You will have 14 days from that notification to reschedule your event to a future date. If you do not reach out to reschedule within this period, you will be issued a refund and are welcome to rebook on your own at a time convenient for you.