Special Tours and Encounters
- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.
- $35 for Aquarium members
- $40 for non-members.
Participants: Ages 8 and up. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum number of participants per encounter: 10.
Dates and Times: To see all upcoming animal encounter dates and times, visit our Events Calendar.
Note: Shellfish exposure possible. Please notify tour guide if you have a shellfish allergy.
Seal and Sea Lion Kisses
No trip to the Aquarium is complete without a fishy kiss from a seal or sea lion! Take a trip behind the scenes and meet one of our furry friends and get a memory you will never forget. Make sure to bring your camera! This is a 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo opportunities
- Saturdays and Sundays at 2:15 p.m.
Pricing: Kisses prices do not include admission to the Aquarium.
- $35 members
- $40 nonmembers
Participants: Ages 8 and up. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied
by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum number of participants
per encounter: 10
Reservations: To make your reservation, register online, call (541) 867-3474; or reserve with our admissions staff on the day of your visit (if availability allows).
Behind the Scenes Tours
- Saturdays and Sundays at 1:15 p.m.
- $10 for Aquarium members
- $15 for non-members
Dive the Aquarium
Reservations and additional program Information: Contact us by email at email@example.com or call Eugene Skin Divers Supply at (541) 342-2351.
Included with Your Guest Dive Experience:
- One dive in the 26 foot (7.9 m) deep Halibut Flats Exhibit surrounded by Rockfish, Halibut, Skates and Sturgeon.
- One dive on the observation ledge of our Open Sea exhibit with hundreds of sharks, including our
Broadnose Sevengill Sharks up to 10 feet (3 m) in length!
- Aquarium Admission Entry Pass which you may use for yourself or give away.
- Behind the Scenes Tour of Passages of the Deep.
- Fish ID training session.
- Cylinder and weights
Pricing: Diving packages do include admission to the Aquarium.
- $139 aquarium members
- $149 nonmembers.
Cancellations: We realize that plans can sometimes change, and will provide a date change with no penalty if made more than 14 days in advance. Program no-shows or cancellations made with less than 14 days notification cannot be refunded but may be rescheduled at our discretion. To change your reservation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eugene Skin Divers Supply at (541) 342-2351.Click here to download a registration packet.
Register online: Click here to be connected to Eugene Skin Divers website.
Although it is possible to add any of these programs on the day of your visit, we strongly recommend you pre-book due to limited space and high demand. The price of these programs does not include admission to the Aquarium.
Registration: Call 541-867-3474 or purchase online. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
Refunds: In order to be provided a full refund or to be given the opportunity to select a different program date, please provide us with 48 hours notice if you can not participate in your scheduled program. Forty-eight hours notice will be provided if the program needs to be canceled.
Late Arrivals: We recommend that participants for all these programs arrive at least ten minutes before their departure time. The meeting place is in the Aquarium's main lobby. Once a program has begun, we are not able to add late-arriving participants. Refunds are not available for those who miss their scheduled program.
A Note About Working With Wild Animals: The Aquarium offers special experiences with wild animals, including encounters and kisses. During these programs, we request certain behaviors from our animals but we cannot always guarantee they will be willing to participate. Your understanding is appreciated.
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