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Dolphin Research Center

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The 1963 movie Flipper popularized the notion of humans interacting with dolphins, and Milton Santini, the film's creator, also opened this center, which is home to a colony of dolphins and sea lions. The nonprofit center has educational sessions and programs that allow you to greet the dolphins from dry land or play with them in their watery habitat. You can even paint a T-shirt with a dolphin—you pick the paint, the dolphin "designs" your shirt ($65 plus admission). The center also offers five-day programs for children and adults with disabilities.

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  • Address: MM 59 BS, 58901 Overseas Hwy., Grassy Key, FL 33050 | Map It
  • Phone: 305/289–1121 information; 305/289–0002 reservations
  • Cost: $20
  • Hours: Daily 9–4:30
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  • Location: Grassy Key
Updated: 03-23-2013

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    seemed VERY $$ to me.Just north heading back up on right is another dolphin exhibit that I enjoyed more,sorry I cant remember its name.

    Note this advertise $19.50 is a entrance fee only any sort of photos or interactive activies are where the extreme cost come in to the picture.

    by aban4, 10/29/09

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