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

  • Michele Clark Butte, Montana, USA Feb 13 2019 11:13am

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  • Willie Lewis USA about 3 months ago


    Great day of fun.

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  • Pedro Isassi USA about 3 months ago


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  • Erin Kennedy USA about 3 months ago


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  • Sitthisak Phromphuwal USA about 3 months ago

    Kids love it!

    Kids love the place, they really enjoy the show.

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  • CANDACE WHITAKER USA about 3 months ago

    Family friendly fun

    Small place but a lot of fun for families with smaller children. Shows are cute, fun, and educational. This was our Second time there and would definitely go back again.

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  • Tiffany Sharp USA about 3 months ago


    Great experience. Friendly staff. Great shows

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  • Kimberekia Washington USA about 4 months ago


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  • Dale Dahl USA about 4 months ago


    It was pleasant, many of the outoor glass /plexiglass needed upgrades...dolphin show not quite like pictures in ads

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  • Heather Schoeneberg USA about 4 months ago

    Family fun

    We enjoyed the dolphin and seal shows! They were fun and educational. They have a lot of very interesting marine life. Though the snack bar was understaffed, the food was good.

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  • Stephanie Boren USA about 4 months ago


    It was ok.

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