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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Sharks in the Dark
Butterfly Habitat
Dolphin Discovery
Seal Cove

Educational Programs

Visit the park for a day of excitement and thrills and your takeaway may well be a fun, memorable experience, where you have fun while learning! Whether it is watching a walrus demonstration show or learning about the plight of tigers in the Odin’s Temple of the Tiger show, you're sure to be inspired and educated by our incredible animals and our animal care team members. 

At the very core of the park is the opportunity to learn through experience and engagement. For those individuals who wish to experience animals beyond watching the shows or chatting with our knowledgeable Explorer Guides and professional animal trainers, we offer a full complement of participatory educational programs all year round.

Ranging from classroom sessions and interacting with dolphins to learning about and actually sleeping with the sharks, these fee-based programs are designed to allow one-on-one, individualized, or group learning opportunities. In some cases, you can sign up for a program such as Wildlife Discovery on the day of your visit. However, programs such as Trainer for a Day and Sharks in the Dark require advance registration. The Dolphin Discovery program may have availability on the day of your visit but space is limited and advance reservations are encouraged.

Please visit the program page you are interested in for more information.

  • Sky attraction near Thrilla Gorilla, Monkey Business, and Hammerhead Shark

    Walk among the beautiful and elegant butterflies in the lush indoor garden Butterfly Habitat.

  • Temporarily Closed

    Dolphin Harbor or Toyota Stadium

    Additional Fee Required

    Get up-close and in-water with our dolphins after a fun and informative classroom session.

  • Giraffe Encounter

    Land attraction near Frog Hopper, Safari Jeep Tours, and Monkey Around

    Enjoy eye-level views to see the world’s tallest land animal.

  • 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. 

  • Sharks in the Dark
    Temporarily Closed

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

  • Trainer for a Day
    Temporarily Closed
    Additional Fee Required

    Interact with dolphins and sea lions as you learn by shadowing an animal care specialist.

  • Not Open Yet

    Land Animal Area

    Exclusive tour of our land animals.

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