Dolphin Research Center 

Dolphin Research Center
not-for-profit education and research facility, home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Over half of our family was born at the Center, while the other members either have come to us from other facilities or were collected long ago by previous management.

Spend an hour or the whole day learning all about our family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Experience the different “dolphinalities” during narrated sessions every half-hour. Each session demonstrates a different aspect of these amazing animals’ lives. From high-flying athletics and Dolphin Fun Facts to medical behavior training and research-in-progress, no two sessions are alike. Join their fun and cheer their progress. They love an audience!

Consider doing their Trainer for a Day program. Get ready for the ultimate experience — Trainer for a Day! Whether you’re interested in pursuing a training career, or simply want to know what it’s like to walk in a trainer’s sandals, this all-day intensive interactive adventure is a dolphin lover’s dream come true.

From Miami, follow the Florida Turnpike south until it ends and merges with US 1 in Florida City. Follow US 1 south through the Florida Keys, which extend more than 115 miles southwest from the mainland. Mile markers designate places along the way. Mile marker 106 is in Key Largo, at the beginning of the Keys, mile marker 0 is located in Key West at the far end of the island chain. DRC is located at MM 59 on Grassy Key. If coming from Miami, going south on US 1, look for us on the right, gulfside, if coming from Key West, going north on US 1, look for us on the left, gulfside, where you will see our 30 foot high statue of a mother dolphin and her calf.

Contact Us At:
Dolphin Research Center
58901 Overseas Highway
Grassy Key, FL 33050-6019

(305) 289-0002 (program reservations)
(305) 289-1121 (offices)

At the Dolphin Research Center, we are dedicated to learning from and about dolphins, and teaching what we know, for the mutual benefit of both species.

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