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Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Animal Encounter: Feathered Friends

Hang out with a fantastic feathered friend and participate in their training session.

Animal Encounter: Feathered Friends

Hang out with a fantastic feathered friend and participate in their training session.

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

During your Feathered Friends Animal Encounter, you will meet one of the Aquarium’s amazing animal ambassador birds.

You’ll have an up close view of the adaptations that help them survive in their natural habitat and participate in a training session with an expert animal trainer. Your encounter also includes a photo op with an Aquarium exhibit as a beautiful backdrop. This encounter takes place before we open, giving you exclusive access to an ambassador animal bird that is only viewable during shows and special events.

Aquarium Safety Information

Important Information

  • Due to the health and safety of our animals, staff, and guests, masks are required at all times during Animal Encounters.
  • Guests must wear closed-toed shoes for this encounter.
  • Please note that upon arrival for a Penguin or Feathered Friends Animal Encounter, you will be asked about travels outside of California in the 30 days prior to your Animal Encounter. If you have been in contact with birds (alive or deceased) in certain states or countries where avian flu is present, you will be asked to delay or modify your encounter. If you have any questions, please contact our guest support center at 562-590-3100. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Animal Encounter Confirmation Materials

Once you have booked your Animal Encounter, please have each paying participant complete the waiver and release form and bring it with you on the date of your encounter.

Animal Encounter Waiver and Release Form

The Feathered Friends Animal Encounter is available for those with accessibility needs. Service animals may not be present during this encounter. In order for our guests with service animals to enjoy the Aquarium to the fullest, an Aquarium staff member will be made available to hold, walk, or kennel the service animal while another Aquarium staff member accompanies the guest through the experience. For more information, please review our service animal policy here. Please call 562-590-3100, ext. 0 to schedule this Encounter.

TICKETS
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS PROGRAM HERE. Please select an available date from the calendar to book the program.
DATE
Held daily at 8:30 am
48 hour required advance booking
COST
$150 per person
$135 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household

The Feathered Friends Animal Encounter is available for those with accessibility needs. Service animals may not be present during this encounter. In order for our guests with service animals to enjoy the Aquarium to the fullest, an Aquarium staff member will be made available to hold, walk, or kennel the service animal while another Aquarium staff member accompanies the guest through the experience. For more information, please review our service animal policy here. Please call 562-590-3100, ext. 0 to schedule this Encounter.

EVENT DETAILS
Date
Held daily at 8:30 am
48 hour required advance booking
Tickets
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS PROGRAM HERE. Please select an available date from the calendar to book the program.
Cost
$150 per person
$135 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household
Ages
Guests must be at least 7 years of age to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.