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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  • Jodi Fabirkiewicz USA about 15 days ago


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  • Peter Chiapperini USA about 16 days ago


    We had a great time! My family of 7 enjoyed spending the day at Gulfarium. The animals we soo fun and cute. The shows were fun and informative. You could even ask questions about the wildlife. Everyone was friendly. The food was not expensive, which was helpful with a big family. All in all we had a great time.

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  • Linda Rex USA about 18 days ago

    Super Fun

    It was great to see so many happy and entertaining sea animals! It was several hours well spent. The shows were good and the staff were knowledgeable. Recommended.

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  • Randy Oliphant USA about 18 days ago


    Enjoyed it very much , pretty scenery!!!!

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  • Tyler Sharp USA about 19 days ago


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  • Jamiya Wallace USA about 20 days ago


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  • Unhee Linsey USA about 24 days ago


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  • Cheryl Pietrcollo USA about 25 days ago

    Visit to Gulfarium

    It was amazing! Place was awesome Better than the aquarium in Atlanta and the people running it were beyond helpful they were wonderful! Thanks for contacting me do we could leave a five star rating

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  • Christopher payne USA about 26 days ago

    Awsome job!

    Awesome for all the kids and adults get to see and touch animals of the sea. Super cool. Super friendly staff! Cheap snacks and drinks. Free shows on dolphins and animals

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  • Cynthia Knapp USA about 30 days ago

    Great for all ages!

    It was so fun! The kids enjoyed!

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