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

Restrictions

  • 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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  • Jaimw Hallez USA about 29 days ago

    Just meh

    Visiting from Colorado, we were expecting more from the Gulfarium. While we enjoyed the dolphin and sea lion show, there was not much else to really see. we saw one shark, a few penguins, stingrays, and birds. Our aquarium in downtown Denver blows this one out of the water. For the price, there’s not much to see and do.

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  • Brenda Johnson USA about 3 months ago

    Gulfarium

    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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  • Kim Nguyen USA about 3 months ago

    Fine

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  • Caleb Lanham Alabama, USA about 4 months ago

    At least it was cheap

    Was just okay wasn’t to impressed. Won’t be returning when we come back. Everyone was nice tho

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  • Jessica Mumm USA about 7 months ago

    Fine

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  • Teresa Janey Navarre, Florida, USA about 7 months ago

    Fine

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  • Michael Marty Hayden, Alabama, USA about 8 months ago

    Fine

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  • Dorene Clapp USA about 8 months ago

    Fine

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  • Lezert Edwards USA about 8 months ago

    Fine

    It was okay

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  • Keith Hall USA about 8 months ago

    Fine for younger kids. Limited things to see. Aquarium for dolphins seemed in need of a good vacuuming.

    Our 3 yo old granddaughter enjoyed herself. It is a small scale operation. We saw 2 shows: dolphin & sea lions. They were entertaining. Good for 3 yr olds to elementary- aged kids.

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