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

Restrictions

  • 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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Rather burn my money

Review of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

  • joseph palmer USA Aug 5 2018 07:17pm

    I would never recommend this place. Extremely small, visited every exhibit and only took 2 hours spending 15 to 20 min at each one. Every show was packed did not let you stand and watch.

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  • Management Response, about 12 months ago

    Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The Gulfarium is a small, local aquarium that is geared towards rehabilitation and release of sea life. They do offer sea lion and dolphin shows a few times a day and you are required to sit in the stands for that for your own safety (and to stay dry!). I'm sorry you did not enjoy this activity but we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. -Tripshock! Director of Sales

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  • Bryan Nugent USA about 17 hours ago

    Excellent

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  • Jamie Lapointe USA about 20 hours ago

    Excellent

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  • Melissa Arroyo USA about 1 day ago

    Good

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  • Brian White USA about 2 days ago

    Excellent

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  • Pankush Kalgotra Auburn, Alabama, USA about 2 days ago

    Excellent

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  • Amy Fitch USA about 2 days ago

    Poor

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  • Colleen Wheeler USA about 2 days ago

    Excellent

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  • Karen Lindsey USA about 3 days ago

    Excellent

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  • Douglas Reed USA about 3 days ago

    Not What I Remembered

    My wife and I visited about 17 years ago, way before my son was born. We had a great time and the dolphin show was spectacular. I recall the dolphins jumping really high in the air through hoops. We were excited to take our 10 yr old son but were disappointed that the show was mostly talking with a few jumps at the end. Honestly, we left feeling like we wasted money and vacation time.

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  • Rachel Krohn USA about 4 days ago

    Excellent

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