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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

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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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Review of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

  • Karlie Lahm USA Oct 27 2019 09:25pm

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  • McKenna Van Dyke USA about 4 months ago

    Not impressed

    It was a lot of money for very little. I would not go back. They were not shows but more of an educational class. Kids were very bored. Stayed for 1.5 hours. 200 dollars gone. Wish we could get our money back.

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  • Amy Fitch USA about 6 months ago


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  • Douglas Reed USA about 6 months 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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  • Debra Lavigbe Alabama, USA about 6 months ago


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  • Amanda Manheim USA about 8 months ago


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  • Jean USA about 1 year ago


    I guess I expected a lot more for the price. We got there around 2:30 and only got to see the seal show, the kids liked it but I don't think it was worth the money won't be going back.

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  • Tina USA about 2 years ago


    No dophin show . It’s just a gamble what show you get to see .

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  • Kyle USA about 3 years ago


    I don't think it's worth it for the money.

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  • Michael USA about 3 years ago

    Not worth the money!

    The traffic over there was stand still for over an hour. If we hadn't booked online already and no refund, we probably would've changed our plans. Then we were very disappointed in aquarium, especially for the money. The shows were short and it wasn't very big. Especially for the money! Won't be back!

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  • Christy Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA about 3 years ago


    The "dolphin show" lasted less than 15 minutes. This place was not worth the money they charge to get in.

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