Marine Zoological Careers

About the Program

Submerge yourself in the ins and outs of a fascinating career in marine zoology. It's a total immersion experience for those seriously considering a career in this field.

  • Learn about animal care, nutrition, behavior and training
  • Study animal anatomy and physiology
  • Hear presentations on rehabilitation, husbandry, research and veterinary science
  • Enjoy the amazing rides, shows and attractions of SeaWorld®

For college students under the age of 25

Download the Resident Camp Camper/Parent Handbook.

2015 Dates

Camps run 2:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Friday
  • June 21 - 26
  • July 19 - 24
  • August 9 - 14
  • November 22 - 27

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
  • Arrival
  • Dinner and Orientation
  • Time to enjoy SeaWorld® rides

  • Day 2 - Aquarium Department
  • Tour Aquarium exhibits
  • Assist in feeding animals and preparing food
  • View quarantine facilities and learn about coral propagation 
  • Snorkel next to sharks and rays

  • Day 3 - Aviculture Department & Sea Lion Stadium
  • Shovel snow and assist in feeding penguins
  • View various training sessions
  • Assist trainers in daily duties 
  • Interact with penguins in the water

  • Day 4 - Animal Care Department
  • Animal Care Department
  • Help prepare diets for sea lions, seals, and dolphins
  • Assist animal care specialists in husbandry sessions
  • Assist in feeding sea lions, seals, and dolphins
  • Snorkel next to dolphins listening for vocalizations

  • Day 5 - Animal Ambassadors, Shamu Theater & Beluga Stadium
  • Assist in morning walkthrough at Shamu® Theater
  • View animal training and husbandry sessions for killer whales and beluga whales
  • Help care for SeaWorld animal ambassadors
  • Participate in a Beluga Interaction Program

  • Day 6
  • Departure
  • Price

    $1,100 per camper

    The $100 deposit is non-refundable. If the balance of camp fees is paid and cancellation is necessary, the following refund will apply if written or verbal notice of cancellation is received:

    • Less than FOUR weeks prior to camp session - 80% of the program fee
    • Less than THREE weeks prior to camp session - 50% of the program fee
    • Less than TWO weeks prior to camp session - No Refund Given
    • If a camper leaves a session early or is dismissed, a refund will not be given.