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 habitats.
In SEA, various marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins, Pacific walruses, California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals and our aquatic bird species-- 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 at the main plaza, or see dolphins swimming via 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 or feed a giraffe at the Giraffe Encounter (additional fee required).
Throughout the day, you won’t want to miss any of our entertaining and informational animal presentations. See marine mammal specialists take our two-ton walrus through a series of unbelievable behaviors, and the Odin’s Temple of the Tiger demonstration show is a one-of-a-kind experience that proves cats really do like to swim.
For fans of our feathered friends, our animal care specialists show that macaws and cockatoos have distinct personalities at Discovery Theater and there’s no doubt that every animal, big or small, has a place in the ecosystem. Not to miss is the Aquaped Waterworks Sea Lion Show and the energetic Drench! dolphin show at Toyota Stadium. During special times like Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park, we re-theme these for the occasion!
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 interact with a dolphin, shadow a marine mammal specialist and sleep with sharks in the Sharks in the Dark program.
By Odin's Temple of the Tiger
Stop by Alligator Isle to get a look at live alligators as they swim and sunbathe in their watery lair.
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 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.
Sea attraction near SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, Roar, and V2: Vertical Velocity
Get up-close and personal with stingrays, penguins, pinnipeds and more in this Caribbean-themed area.
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.
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.
By Lakeside Pavillion and Seaside Junction
A mere pane of glass separates you from ocean predators in this walk-through tunnel teeming with sharks.
By Giraffe Encounter and Lion's Lair
Bengal and Siberian tigers relax in this outdoor habitat and enjoy swimming in their pool on hot summer days.
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.