Miami Seaquarium

History and Mission

Miami Seaquarium (MSQ) was established in 1955 on Virginia Key, Miami, Florida. Miami Seaquarium is home to an array of aquatic animals, such as penguins, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, tropical fish, and marine mammals. Miami Seaquarium cares for six species of marine mammals, including harbor seals, California sea lions, bottlenose dolphins, pacific white-sided dolphins, Florida manatees, and an orca. Since its inception, Miami Seaquarium has rescued, rehabilitated, and released numerous aquatic animals. Today, Miami Seaquarium is only one of four facilities to provide critical care to injured/sick manatees in the United States. With outreach programs, educational camps, and conservation outposts throughout the park, Miami Seaquarium continues to keep conservation and education as their core values.


We are excited to announce that Miami Seaquarium will be offering a free opportunity for limited registered guests to tour their manatee critical care facility! This behind the scene opportunity will take place on Friday, March 27th, at select times, and will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. During this tour, guests will be able to view the manatees currently in rehabilitation, while being guided by Miami Seaquarium’s experienced veterinarian team. This will be an excellent way for guests to learn more about this threatened species, including conservation efforts. Space is limited, so make sure to sign-up when you register for SEAMAMMS today!  

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