At 11am and 2pm daily, live Animal Encounters feature Animal Lab residents for a special guest appearance in a fun, engaging , and educational live animal show with a question-and-answer session followed by meet-and-greet, giving guests an opportunity to get up close and personal with our featured creatures, which makes for a perfect photo opp to preserve your memories of your Imaginarium Experience! Animal Encounter programs are included in your admission package to the Imaginarium Science Center.
Touch a stingray, hold a horseshoe crab, and meet an assortment of sea animals including hermit crabs, sea stars, urchins, marine snails, and even some featured fish specimens such as flounder and puffer fish. Get a more in-depth look at some of the wildlife you may encounter on local beaches to gain a greater appreciation for Southwest Florida's unique environment.
At 11:45am & 2:45pm daily, feed a stingray out of the palm of your hand! For just $3 you will recieve 2-3 portions of fish or other feed to share with our resident rays in this limited-offering hands-on experience. Stingray Feeding tickets are very limited due to carefully controlled animal diets, so book yours upon arrival as they are offered strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis.