The Florida Keys Sights

Dolphin Research Center

  • 58901 Overseas Hwy. Map It
  • Grassy Key
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

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. The center also offers five-day programs for children and adults with disabilities.

Sight Information


MM 59 BS, 58901 Overseas Hwy., Grassy Key, Florida, 33050, United States

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305-289–1121-information; 305-289–0002-reservations


Sight Details:

  • $25
  • Daily 9–4:30

Published 09/14/2015


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