SeaWorld guests donate 1 million dollars to conserve wildlife


ORLANDO, Florida – In just four months, more than US$1 million has been pledged to wildlife conservation efforts around the world thanks to vacationing families participating in the new “SeaWorld Cares” program.

The program was launched in April and allowed families to receive a discounted child ticket and have the entire admission price donated to wildlife conservation. Families participating in the program are helping save polar bears in the Arctic, inspiring kids to spend more time outdoors, protecting coral reefs, and supporting wildlife projects worldwide.

With each full-paid, single-day adult SeaWorld admission purchased online, any child 12 and younger receives a US$5 admission that benefits non-profit environmental organizations. The offer continues through December 31. Complete details are available at

“Our guests are passionate about animals and helping better the world,” said Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “Through this program we are working together to make a real difference in wildlife conservation.”

The four wildlife programs benefiting from the offer are:

National Wildlife Federation – Connecting Children with Nature
World Wildlife Fund – Securing a Future for Arctic Species
The Nature Conservancy – Protecting Coral Reef Ecosystems
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund