Miami Seaquarium honors and celebrates Father’s Day by granting free admission to all dads the week of June 12-19. Bring a Father’s Day card for JJ, the park’s patriarch bottlenose dolphin, and dad will receive free admission to the park. In addition, up to four accompanying guests will receive 50 percent off admission.
Born at Miami Seaquarium in 1976, JJ will be turning 40 in September. A resident of the park’s Flipper Lagoon, he is the father of 12 dolphins. JJ’s offspring range in age from 3 to 23 years old.
Fathers looking to participate in the park’s popular dolphin, seal or reef encounters program will receive a free interaction when booking another participant (not valid with other discounts or offers). Dads can enjoy a deep water Dolphin Odyssey, a shallow water Dolphin Encounter, Seal Swim or Sea Trek Reef Encounter free when booking another participant for Father’s Day Week by calling 305-365-2501 and mentioning this Father’s Day offer.
“Granting free admission and animal interactions to fathers on Fathers’ Day weekend is our way of recognizing all dads,” said Andrew Hertz, general manager at Miami Seaquarium. “We want dad to feel extra special too, so this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for everything dads do.”
Dads can come see the park’s newest exhibit “Penguin Isle.” The new exhibit features an 800-square-foot rocky, dry area and adjoining 9,000 gallon pool, and is home to 10 endangered African penguins.
Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year.
The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $44.99 plus tax and $34.99 plus tax for children (ages 3-9). More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at www.miamiseaquarium.com.