Marine Zoological Careers

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.

Camps run 2:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Friday

  • June 21 - 26
  • July 19 - 24
  • August 9 - 14
  • November 22 - 27

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

$1,100 per camper

$990 for Pass Members


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.