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, and trainer chats

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


  • Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.
  • The park is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • No coolers, food or beverages allowed in the park.
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your receipt

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

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

  • Jeremy Case USA Jan 4 2019 02:45pm

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  • Lynette Reeves USA about 8 days ago

    Great Adventure into Marine Life

    The Gulfarium was very clean and staff very courteous. Grandkids really enjoyed the dolphin show and alligator feeding. Would definitely recommend for a day trip.

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  • Mark McManus USA about 14 days ago

    Good time

    Fun for the kids

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  • Jason Snider USA about 16 days ago

    Rainy day at gulfarium

    The shows were really good. The animals were pretty close to the viewing areas making them easy to see. Good for a brief visit especially when the weather less than perfect. Bring a towel to sit on and a raincoat if it is raining.

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  • Vicky Burton USA about 17 days ago


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  • Evelyn Kinney USA about 18 days ago

    Great for families!!

    We have so much fun in the sea lions and dolphins presentations!!!

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  • Janice Hodson USA about 18 days ago

    Fun and educational

    Enjoyed by all... ages 1 to 65. :}

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  • TRINA LEWIS USA about 22 days ago

    Great Experience for the Kids!

    The live shows are very interesting.

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  • Lori Corry USA about 23 days ago

    Fun Family Outing

    Our family had a great time at the aquarium. Sea lions were so funny and enjoyed the rest of the sea animals

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  • Swatismita Sahoo USA about 27 days ago

    Good for kids

    My little one enjoyed a lot.

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