The other evening one of my childhood dreams came true. I got to get up close and personal with dolphins. At Dolphinaris Arizona you get to interact with dolphins. It is located off the 101 and Via de Ventura BLV in Scottsdale Arizona in the same plaza as Odysea aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, and Pangea Land of Dinosaurs.
Dolphinaris Arizona allows visitors to interact with dolphins, learn about them, and support ocean conservation efforts.They have many interaction programs available from dry land or in the water experiences. Whatever interaction experience you chose, you can share a handshake, dolphin kiss and more. They also offer dolphin trainer for the day experiences and summer camps.
When we arrived at Dolphinaris we first browsed their gift shop. My kiddos were able to get little souvenirs. Then we were taken outside and got to see their beach club. For an additional price or if you get the Delux experience you can have access to the beach club where there are cabanas, food, and a swimming pool.
After seeing that area we got a behind the scenes tour and learned about how they train the dolphins, what goes into their care, and a very nose opening view of how they sort the dolphins fish every day. My 4 yr old was especially pleased to learn the dolphins eat jello. At the conclusion of the tour 3 of the male dolphins and 3 trainers put on a dance show.
All I can say is IT WAS AMAZING!!! I am not sure who loved it more myself or my kiddos. We all look forward to going back in a few weeks. To book a package or see everything they have to offer head on over to their website.