Starting this weekend and continuing the next, SeaWorld guests will have a wild weekend as they come see Jack Hanna, Julie Scardina and marine life artist Wyland.
During Wild Weekends, guest can participate in new conservation activities, meet new animals and animal experts, and learn all about the environment in a fun, interactive way.
Animal ambassadors Jack Hanna and Julie Scardina will host animal shows at the Nautilus Theater for an up-close look at a menagerie of animals. Across the park, children can get hands on with world-renowned artist, Wyland, help paint a giant deep-sea mosaic, and climb aboard the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center. Guests can also learn about animal conservation strides being made by SeaWorld and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and get their photo taken with animals with the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Animal Adventures Tour Vehicle.
Jack Hanna – Jan. 12-13
Celebrity animal expert Jack Hanna is recognized world over for his deep knowledge of and boundless enthusiasm for wild animals. “Jungle Jack” is most recognizable as host of the nationally-syndicated program “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” and his animal antics are seen regularly on “Good Morning America” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Julie Scardina – Jan. 19-20
Julie Scardina is Animal Ambassador for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove. She makes more than 100 media appearances a year, highlighting the parks’ commitment to animal entertainment, education and conservation.
Wyland Mobile Learning Center and personal appearances – Jan. 19-20
Wyland is a marine life artist and conservation advocate best known for his Whaling Walls, mega-sized environmental-themed murals of marine life in over 70 cities around the world.
The Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center is a bio-diesel powered, 1,000-square foot exhibit on wheels that shows guests what they can do to help our watersheds – and the animals that live within them. Upon entering the center, visitors are tasked to solve mysterious disturbances in the health of our nation’s water habitats, with exhibits focusing on lake regions, river management, estuaries and ocean runoff.
Operating hours for Wild Weekends are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.