Manatee Rehabilitation Area

Now open is a new opportunity for all SeaWorld guests to see the vital rescue work SeaWorld does for wildlife. Behind-the-scenes of the theme park is SeaWorld’s bustling, 5-acre Rescue Center used for rehabilitating wildlife that has been ill, injured or orphaned – including manatees, sea turtles, birds and other marine animals.

While a guided tour of the entire facility has been available for years, the park has now opened up one portion of this area for complimentary viewing to all park guests.

Visitors are invited to step behind-the-scenes and catch a glimpse of SeaWorld’s working manatee rescue and rehabilitation facility to learn more about the plight of these vulnerable animals in the wild. See firsthand some of the top problems today’s manatee populations are facing and simple actions we can all take to help through digital medical charts, interactive displays, underwater camera viewing and rescue footage straight from the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team.

This opportunity is one of the first steps in the company’s vision to “turn the park inside out” and share a mission over 50 years in the making, to help wild animals in need.

Check out the medical charts to learn more about manatees in our care.

This is a walk-through exhibit with access to all areas. Portions of this exhibit are only accessible via stairs.