10/10/2012 at 01:00 PM EDT
is ditching the dystopian world for dolphins!
While on a break from filming the Hunger Games
sequel Catching Fire
in Atlanta on Oct. 6, the actor
visited the Georgia Aquarium and got an exclusive introduction to an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin by trainer Lisa Mignogna.
Being Peeta definitely has its perks: During Hutcherson's four-hour visit with members of the film's crew, he was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the park's main attractions after-hours. He saw African penguins, beluga whales, sea otters and zebra sharks, among other creatures, and marveled at the size of the whale sharks.