The Riviera Park Dolphinarium

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Sochi’s Riviera Park Dolphinarium became famous throughout Russia following the television show “Together with the Dolphins” (“Vmeste c Delphinami”). The programme featured show business and sporting celebrities training the dolphins and including them in their acts. In 2012 the Dolphinarium acquired new premises with a hall seating 1,300 spectators that allows performances to be held all year round. The main stars here are bottlenose dolphins, white whales and South American sea lions, who live and perform in six pools. In the seventh, visitors can swim with the dolphins. This can be done purely for fun, or as therapy: special sessions are held for children in need of rehabilitation. The Dolphinarium complex also includes a small zoo, a butterfly garden and even a penguinarium.