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Winter is Here!

Is Ocean Connections open during the winter time?

YES!  Our seals and sea lions are well adapted to the winter weather thanks to a 1-6 inch layer of blubber that keeps them warm.  They also have access to heated, sheltered, indoor areas throughout the day and all through the night.

Can guests visit Ocean Connections?

ABSOLUTELY!  Our Seal & Sea Lion Feedings and Photo Sessions are offered daily.  We are still mindfully taking into consideration CDC Guidelines and have designated areas for guests to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing during programming.  Face masks must be worn throughout the entirety of their visit.  Be sure to check out our Saving Species Masks by clicking here or visiting our Sea Lion Shoppe located across from Monkey Island.

Are you still offering programs at this time?

As long as the high for the day is above 32 degrees fahrenheit, our Seal & Sea Lion Feedings and Photo Sessions will be offered at 10:30, 12:00, and 1:30.  We also offer our 30-minute VIP behind the scenes program, Flippered Friends & Family, daily at 12:30.


Do we need to register in advance?

You do not need to register in advance however it is highly encouraged. To pre-purchase tickets for our Seal & Sea Lion Feedings or to register for a Photo Session, click here. To pre-register for our Flippered Friends & Family Program, click here.

What is your policy regarding severe winter weather?

In the event of inclement weather, we will publicly post on our social media pages noting any closures as soon as we can.  While we do not offer refunds, we can reschedule tickets or programming to accommodate cancellations due to weather-related closures.

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can always call our office at (414) 453-5527.

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