Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Toyota Stadium - Drench!
Seal Cove

Animal Attractions

At the heart of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is its diverse animal program, where guests, young and old, can enjoy strolling through the LAND area of the park to see beautiful cats, such as African lions, Bengal and Siberian tigers and cougars relaxing in their tranquil outdoor exhibits or see an Asian elephant playing in her pool. In SEA, the marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins, Pacific walruses, California sea lions and our aquatic bird species, the endangered African penguins, can be found. Walk through the serene Butterfly Habitat or gaze at the often misunderstood sharks in the Shark Experience

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers unique opportunities to meet animals truly up-close and personal. From your first step into the park, you might see exotic parrots and macaws on the Kingdom Stage; at the main plaza, see dolphins swimming through an underwater viewing window at Dolphin Harbor.

For those that wish to engage with animals directly, there are ample opportunities to meet, see, touch and feed a variety of animal species. Each operating day, there are limited spaces available where you can feed a seal or sea lion at Seal Cove, feed a giraffe at the Giraffe Encounter, and even ride an elephant at the Elephant Encounter, sure to be one of your most memorable experiences ever!

Throughout the day, you won’t want to miss any of our entertaining and informational animal demonstration shows. See marine mammal trainers take our two-ton walruses through a series of unbelievable behaviors,and the Odin’s Temple of the Tiger show is a one-of-a-kind experience that proves that cats really do like to swim.For fans of our feathered friends, our bird trainers show that macaws and cockatoos have distinct personalities, and at Wildlife Theater, there’s no doubt that every animal, big or small, has a place in the ecosystem (new show opening Memorial Day weekend). Not to miss is the all-new Wacky Waterworks Sea Lion Show and the energetic Drench! dolphin show at Toyota Stadium.

Be sure to check the Animal Encounter page to find out how you can really get up close and personal. Participate in a number of our educational programs where you can even swim with a dolphin, shadow a marine mammal trainer and sleep with sharks in the Sharks in the Dark program.  

  • Alligator Isle

    Land attraction near Scat-A-Bout, Boomerang Coast to Coaster, and Sky Coaster

    Stop by Alligator Isle to get a look at live alligators as they swim and sunbathe in their watery lair.

  • Butterfly Habitat - Child with Butterfly

    Sky attraction near Thrilla Gorilla, Monkey Business, and Hammerhead Shark

    Walk among the beautiful and elegant butterflies in the lush indoor garden Butterfly Habitat.

  • Land attraction near Tava's Elephant Parade, Congo Queen, and Zoe's Treehouse

    Check out these native big cats as they blend into their mountain clearing habitat.

  • Land attraction near Tava's Jungleland

    Asian elephants can be seen up-close in the exhibit and elephant ride area, limited hours.

  • Giraffe Encounter

    Land attraction near Frog Hopper, Safari Jeep Tours, and Monkey Around

    Feed and interact with the tallest land mammals in the world.

  • Lion's Lair

    Land attraction near Frog Hopper, Safari Jeep Tours, and Monkey Around

    Watch as these expressive big cats interact, nuzzle and relax together in this rocky African lion habitat.

  • Ocean Discovery - Penguin

    Sea attraction near SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, Roar, and V2: Vertical Velocity

    Get up-close and personal with dolphins, stingrays, penguins, and more in this Caribbean-themed area.

  • Odin's Temple of the Tiger

    Land attraction near Boomerang Coast to Coaster, Sky Coaster, and Ark

    Do cats really like water? Meet Siberian and Bengal tigers Odin’s Temple of Tiger, and find out!

  • Sea attraction near SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, Roar, V2: Vertical Velocity

    Watch our African penguin colony through an underwater viewing window as they torpedo through the water.

  • Reptile Discovery Cuban Rock Iguana

    Land attraction near Frog Hopper, Nairobi's Lookout Balloons, Safari Jeep Tours

    Reptile Discovery is home to a diverse collection of fascinating snakes, lizards and tortoises.

  • Kai

    All-new show at Sea Lion Stadium starring California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals and special guest stars.

  • Seal Cove

    Land attraction near Yosemite Sam's Flight School, Taz's Typhoon, and Daffy's Deep Sea Diver

    Observe seals and sea lions swimming, sunbathing, and interacting. Feed them fish for an additional fee.

  • Sea attraction near Foghorn's Seaport Railway, Seaside Railway, and Merlin's Seaside Tours

    A mere pane of glass separates you from ocean predators in this walk-through tunnel teeming with sharks.

  • Land attraction near Frog Hopper, Nairobi's Lookout Balloons, Safari Jeep Tours

    Bengal and Siberian tigers relax in this outdoor habitat and enjoy swimming in their pool on hot summer days.

  • Toyota Stadium - Drench!

    View the power and agility of our bottlenose dolphins in a sensational showcase.

  • Sea attraction near Foghorn's Seaport Railway, Road Runner Express, and Yosemite Sam's Flight School

    Go eye-to-eye with one of the most remarkable animals you’ll ever meet through an underwater window.



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