10/17/2011 AT 3:30 PM ET
So nice, they did it twice!
While visiting the Miami Seaquarium Saturday, and daughter Valentina Pinault, 4, got up close and personal with a pair of dolphins.
As a trainer looked on, Hayek went barefoot and scrunched down so she could be closer to the tank, while a more reserved – but excited – Valentina stayed standing a few feet away.
Earlier in the fall, the mommy-daughter duo made friends with another set of cute critters: the famed pigeons of Venice’s Piazza San Marco.
[RELATED_TEXT “Can’t get enough pet news? See more on PEOPLE Pets