Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Dolphin Discovery
Kingdom Stage

Animal Encounters

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, sure to be one of your most memorable experiences ever! Around the park, you can meet small mammals and even touch an American alligator after the Wildlife Theater presentation or touch the rubbery skin of a stingray at Stingray Bay.

We’ve found that the number one experience on anyone’s bucket list is a chance to swim with a dolphin. Sign up for the Dolphin Discovery program today to experience this once-in-a-lifetime, memorable opportunity. Participate in any of our educational programs where, in addition to swimming with a dolphin, you can shadow a marine mammal trainer as they go through a typical day working with the dolphins and sea lions in their care, and even sleep with sharks in the overnight Sharks in the Dark program.

  • 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.

  • Dolphin Discovery

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

    Don a wetsuit and swim with these engaging marine mammals after a fun and informative classroom session.

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Sea attraction at Dolphin Harbor

    Touch, feed and play with these amazing marine mammals in a private one-on-one session.

  • 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.

  • Kingdom Stage

    What will you discover? Visit the Kingdom Stage to meet one of the park's animals.

  • 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.

  • Sharks in the Dark

    It's a unique slumber party! Spend the night with some of the most misunderstood animals on Earth, sharks.

  • Trainer for a Day

    Interact with dolphins and sea lions as you learn training techniques by shadowing a professional trainer.

  • Land Animal Area

    Exclusive tour of our land animals.



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