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Trainer Program

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work with seals or sea lions? Now you can find out with our Trainer program.

Our Trainer Program gives you the chance to go behind the scenes with our Marine Mammal staff.

  • Learn how we train our animals and help Java create a painting that you get to keep.
  • Go into the seal exhibit with trainers
  • Participate in a seal training session — and get to pet and feed one of our harbor seals
  • Help prepare food for seals
  • Attend our Sea Lion Show
  • Get a kiss from sea lion, Java – 
and take home a keepsake photo!

Each “trainer” receives:

  • Free T-shirt • Certificate of Completion
  • Instructions on how to get started with clicker training
  • Full-day Aquarium Admission

Schedule

Saturdays; April – September

Sessions:
10:15am or 2:00pm
Participants (maximum four per group) must be at least 10 years of age.

Pricing:

Members: $140.00
Non-Members: $155.00

72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only.

Register online, by calling 631.208.9200, ext. 426, or in person at the Aquarium (must be reserved 24 hours in advance).

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