Fodor's Expert Review Dolphin Research Center

Grassy Key Family

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.


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58901 Overseas Hwy.
Grassy Key, Florida  33050, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $28, Daily 9–4:30

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