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

Summer Schedule Valid 05/18-09/02/2019 times are subject to change

Event Time (CST)
Dolphin Show 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
Sea Lion Show 11:00am, 1:00, 3:30pm
Otter Chat 9:30am & 3:15pm
Penguin Chat 10:30am & 3:00pm
Crocodilian Feed 11:30am
Harbor Seal Chat 12:30pm
Living Sea Chat 1:30pm
Shark Chat 2:30pm
Reptile Chat 4:00pm

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 9am-4:30pm with admissions closing at 3:30pm 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!
  • You 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

  • Mickie Simons USA May 23 2019 11:43pm

    Our family which included 3 adults and 3 children ages 12, 8 and 4 had the best time at The Gulfarium! The facility was clean and the employees were very friendly. We throughly enjoyed our visit!

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  • Mike Clark USA about 11 hours ago


    Great place for kids and even adults def recommends going here if ever in destin

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  • Betty LeMarchand USA about 13 hours ago


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  • Michael USA about 17 hours ago


    We loved being able to see the dolphins up close. They are amazing mammals!

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  • Priscilla Hobbs USA about 17 hours ago

    Loved it

    We had a great experience there. We enjoyed the shows alot.

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  • Corina Bisog USA about 3 days ago


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  • Chris Whetstone Alabama, USA about 4 days ago


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  • Leonel Garcia USA about 5 days ago


    It was awesome, the trainer's were great

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  • Ellen Thompson USA about 5 days ago


    Great fun for the kids. The park is not too large so can be done in a few hours!

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  • Sandra Anaya USA about 6 days ago

    Cheapest Found!

    I used these for the Gulfarium and it was the cheapest I found online and compared to the printed traveler brochures.

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  • Jeffery Couch USA about 7 days ago


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