About Us:

Ocean Connections is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to inspiring conservation awareness and public action for our world's ocean through education.  We are committed to providing exceptional welfare to the animals that call us home and fostering empathy for wildlife and nature through various learning opportunities.  With locations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and South Carolina, our "touch the heart, teach the mind" philosophy comes to life through exciting, educational, and interacative experiences.  From community outreach to small-group encounters, there's something for everyone!


We hope that you have the opportunity to join us and experience the wonder of widlife up close. The opportunity to interact with our flippered, furry, and feathered family awaits you!


Hershey Schedule:

Seal & Sea Lion Feedings/Photo Sessions:
Offered Daily at: 11:30, 2:30, & 4:00

Seal & Sea Lion Shows:
Offered Daily at: 11:30, 2:30, & 4:00

Water Friends & Family: Offered Daily at 1:00. Learn more by clicking here.


Myrtle Beach Schedule:

Showtimes Vary:
For Ticketing & Show Information click here.

Animal Encounter:
Offered Daily Learn More by clicking here.


Pigeon Forge Schedule:

Showtimes Vary:
For Ticketing & Show Information click here.

Animal Encounter:
Offered Daily Learn More by clicking here.

 

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5/24/24
World Sea Lion Day is Coming!

We're celebrating this charismatic species with a fundraiser supporting their care.  Read on to bid on our Silent Auction items, symbolically adopt one of our animal ambassadors, or donate today!

5/16/24
Upcoming Events

Ocean Connections has river and beach clean-ups happening all summer long.  Learn more about the conservation events we're hosting!

4/22/24
Happy Earth Day!

Ocean Connections team members spent Earth Day educating guests about marine mammals and conservation as well as participating in local waterway clean-ups.

4/5/24
Exciting News for Ocean Connections Hersheypark!

Ocean Connections Hersheypark is excited to announce our accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA).  Read the full article to learn more.

3/20/24
International Day of the Seal!

March 22nd is a day of SEAL-abration! Learn all about the Harbor seals we care for at Hersheypark.