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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Kingdom Stage

Animal Encounters

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers unique opportunities to meet animals. From your first step into the park, you might see exotic parrots and macaws on the Kingdom Stage; at the main plaza, see dolphins swimming through an underwater viewing window at Dolphin Harbor.

For those that wish to engage with animals directly, there are ample opportunities to meet, see, touch and feed a variety of animal species. Each operating day, there are limited spaces available where you can feed a seal or sea lion at Seal Cove or even feed a giraffe at the Giraffe Encounter (additional fees required). It will surely be one of your most memorable and cherished experiences! 

We’ve found that the number one experience on anyone’s bucket list is a chance to meet and interact with a dolphin. Sign up for the Dolphin Discovery program today to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Participate in any of our educational programs where in addition to donning a wetsuit and interacting with a dolphin in-water, you can shadow a marine mammal specialist as they go through a typical day, working with the dolphins and sea lions in their care, or you can even sleep with sharks in the overnight Sharks in the Dark program.

  • Sky attraction near Thrilla Gorilla, Monkey Business, and Hammerhead Shark

    Walk among the beautiful and elegant butterflies in the lush indoor garden Butterfly Habitat.

  • Temporarily Closed

    Dolphin Harbor or Toyota Stadium

    Additional Fee Required

    Get up-close and in-water with our dolphins after a fun and informative classroom session.

  • Giraffe Encounter

    Land attraction near Frog Hopper, Safari Jeep Tours, and Monkey Around

    Enjoy eye-level views to see the world’s tallest land animal.

  • Kingdom Stage

    What will you discover? Visit the Kingdom Stage to meet one of the park's animals.

  • Seal Cove

    Land attraction near Yosemite Sam's Flight School, Taz's Typhoon, and Daffy's Deep Sea Diver

    Observe seals and sea lions swimming, sunbathing, and interacting. 

  • Sharks in the Dark
    Temporarily Closed

    It's a unique slumber party! Spend the night with some of the most misunderstood animals on Earth, sharks.

  • Trainer for a Day
    Temporarily Closed
    Additional Fee Required

    Interact with dolphins and sea lions as you learn by shadowing an animal care specialist.

  • Not Open Yet

    Land Animal Area

    Exclusive tour of our land animals.

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