Treat yourself to an afternoon of dancing dolphins, playful sea lions, and more at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. One of the Panhandle's first aquariums and wildlife education centers, guests will learn about penguins, sharks, rays, alligators, pelicans, and of course, dolphins! Located right on the beach in Fort Walton and just a few minutes from the Destin Harbor, the Gulfarium delivers a fun learning experience and scenic Gulf views at an incredible value.

Activity Highlights

  • Interactive aquarium with spectacular dolphin and sea lion shows
  • See and learn about regional wildlife like stingrays, gators, penguins, turtles and more
  • Daily educational seminars and lectures from wildlife experts
  • Onsite food concessions and retail establishment

Fall/Winter Schedule Valid 09/03/2019-03/06/2020 times are subject to change

Event Time (CST)
Dolphin Show 12:00pm, 2:00pm
Sea Lion Show 11:00am, 1:00, 3:30pm
Otter Chat 10:15am & 3:15pm
Penguin Chat 10:00am & 3:00pm
Harbor Seal Chat 12:30pm
Living Sea Chat 1:30pm
Shark Chat 2:30pm
Reptile Chat 11:30pm

What's Included

  • General Park Admission
  • Access to all shows, exhibits, & trainer chats

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire


  • The park is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • No coolers, food, or beverages allowed in the park.

Additional information

  • Parking is available for free on-site.
  • The park is open 9 am-4:30 pm with admissions closing at 3:30 pm 7 days a week.
  • The majority of the park is covered with awnings in addition to a few indoor areas. It is still a good idea to bring an umbrella or rain coat for the short walk from your car to the front entrance and for the few areas in the park that are uncovered. Shows and encounters continue rain or shine!
  • Guest are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your receipt.
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Cancellation policy

Tickets are valid for one year after the purchase date and can be redeemed for any day that the park is open. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-replaceable if lost or stolen. Unauthorized resale of this ticket is prohibited.

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Review of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

  • Kelli Davis USA Sep 5 2019 01:57pm

    Our first activity in Destin and it was amazing! Trip shock made it so easy, all we had to do was show our paperwork and we were set. Would definitely use again.

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  • Michelle Sledge USA about 2 hours ago


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  • Maria Millard USA about 1 day ago


    The gulfarium is amazing! We had so much fun.

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  • Cassie Sheets USA about 2 days ago


    Excellent experience

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  • Michelle Price USA about 3 days ago


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  • Melissa Barnes USA about 3 days ago


    It was awesome

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  • Shannon Sitton USA about 4 days ago


    Purchases tickets just before leaving condo and didn't have to wait in line. Nice and easy transaction!

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  • Richard Carlson USA about 8 days ago


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  • Travis Buchanan USA about 8 days ago

    Great for a family

    We have been to Destin every year for the last 6 and finally decided to try the Gulfarium. We are glad we did. The entire family enjoyed it. Especially the dolphin and sea lion shows. All the staff was nice. Worth the money!

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  • Kristen Kovar Alabama, USA about 9 days ago



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  • Dwayne Self USA about 12 days ago

    You won't be disappointed

    Very pleased. The dolphins show, the sea lions shows a must. Thankyouuuuu

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