From Dolphinaris-Arizona.com :
Interact with dolphins at Dolphinaris Arizona, right here in Scottsdale near Phoenix, Arizona!
Dolphinaris Arizona allows visitors to interact with dolphins, learn about this amazing species, and support ocean conservation efforts.
At Dolphinaris Arizona, you can meet dolphins from dry land or in the water. Either way, you can share a handshake, dolphin kiss and more. You can even become a dolphin trainer for a day, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our world-class dolphin care.
Dolphinaris Arizona hopes to amaze, educate, and empower guests, encouraging them to become stewards of the oceans and its inhabitants. We hope to deepen respect for dolphins and our natural world, and encourage visitors to take actions, large and small, that can make a difference.
Why a dolphin habitat in Arizona? Well, you don’t need to live near the beach to be connected to the ocean. The sea affects people even here in the Sonoran Desert, just as those of us living in the desert can have an effect on our oceans.
Did you know: Porpoises and other marine mammals actually live in waters adjacent to the Sonoran Desert about 50 miles from Arizona, in the Gulf of California? In fact, one species, the vaquita, is the world’s most endangered cetacean with fewer than 40 remaining. So increasing public education about conserving our oceans is a critical mission of Dolphinaris Arizona.
The weather over the Pacific Ocean eventually moves inland and affects us here in Arizona.
Our food sometimes includes ingredients from the ocean (did you know algae and kelp are used in peanut butter and frozen foods?).
Dolphinaris seeks to help kids and adults in Arizona understand and appreciate dolphins and the ocean – even if they cannot make a trip to the beach. It’s a unforgettable family activity in Phoenix.