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

  • Shannon Boyd USA Jun 20 2019 11:15am

    Truly a gem. Our family loved our time at the Gulfarium. There was plenty to see and do! We went for the dolphins and were not disappointed. We loved all the animal exhibits, my favorites were the pelicans and the tide pool. We will be back.

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  • Michelle Price USA about 4 days ago


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  • EDITH AVILA ARELLANO USA about 15 days ago


    Good experience

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  • ROBERT STRAWHORN USA about 2 months ago


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  • Angela Mickens-Morris USA about 2 months ago

    Dolphin Show

    The dolphin show was good but could have been longer and more stunts from the dolphins.

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  • Nubia Charleston USA about 2 months ago

    Great experience

    I took my daughter for her 4th birthday. The dolphin show and the sea lion show were definitely our favorites! We had a really good time.

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  • Betty LeMarchand USA about 2 months ago


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  • Ellen Thompson USA about 2 months ago


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

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  • Sharon Stiles USA about 2 months ago


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  • Candice Summers Alabama, USA about 2 months ago


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