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

  • Andrea Torres USA Jul 15 2019 07:21pm

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  • Misty Hill USA about 3 hours ago


    My husband and both girls had a great time, the show's were great the food prices were awesome

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  • Kayla Fournier USA about 12 hours ago

    Super fun

    My family and I had an amazing time great information and interaction with animals. Will be back!

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  • Frida Marrufo USA about 13 hours ago

    Great family activity

    My family and I travel to Destin every year. We had always wanted to visit the Gulfarium and this year we decided to go, definitely worth it. Very fun and family friendly.

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  • Karen Bock USA about 13 hours ago


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  • christy miller USA about 2 days ago


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  • Sergio Salgado USA about 3 days ago

    Dolphin show

    We have a good time watching the animals,love dolphins and turtles!

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  • Brenda Johnson USA about 4 days ago


    It was ok! We arrived at 1:30 so we missed all the shows except one! It’s old and needs updating!

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  • Susan Schroeder USA about 5 days ago

    Excellent Customer Service!

    I called Tripshock for tickets to the Gulfarium. Samantha was great on the phone, very professional, informative, and quick. I will definitely used Tripshock in the future!

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  • Christina Marceaux Alabama, USA about 5 days ago


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