Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Florida’s Emerald Coast

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Since moving to the Pensacola area, I have wanted to find time to visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Disclaimer: We were provided tickets for our visit in exchange for promoting the Gulfarium.

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The marine park is one of Fort Walton Beach’s top attractions. The park is a quaint, classic roadside attraction that has an old Florida feel. Just minutes from Destin, Florida, with easy beach access for after your visit and restaurants nearby.

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Animal Shows

The Gularium hosts two animal shows at various times throughout the day. Both the dolphin and sea lion shows are educational and fun and fulfill the park’s dedication to education, entertainment, and inspiring guests. These spectacular shows are perfect for small children who will delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play.

Watch dolphins leap at the dolphin show at the Gulfarium
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Scenes from the Dolphin Show at the Gulfarium
Watch sea lions play at the Gulfarium on Ft. Walton Beach
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Scenes from the Sea Lion Show

Animal Exhibits

Along with the animal shows, the Gulfarium also has animal exhibits that include animal talks by trainers and keepers. Also, to help guests connect with marine life, there are various animal exhibits, such as an interactive touch pool.

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Have a chat with the parrots!
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Fun at the interactive touch pool.
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All the rays!
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View of the sea turtles from the Dolphin Show arena.
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More birds!
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Playful and sleepy otters!
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Mommy shark, dododododo
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Some of the animal education through out the park.
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More animal friends.
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The Gulfarium also has a small aquarium inside next to the underwater dolphin viewing area.
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We found DORY!

Animal Encounters

The park also offers a variety of dynamic animal encounters that will create unique and memorable experiences.

Snorkel with stingrays, get up close and personal with many of the park’s animals like seals, sea lions, penguins, and more.

Play with dolphins, swim with dolphins, get a painting from a dolphin, or have breakfast with a dolphin. As you can see, the Gulfarium offers a variety of dolphin encounters.

There is also a chance to be a VIP trainer for ages 13 and up, and the Gulfarium offers summer camp programs.

Space is limited so make reservations for your animal encounter ASAP.

Gulfarium Information

The Gularium is recommended for children of all ages, including young children and teenagers.

The Gulfarium is located at 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.

While currently closed because of COVID19 closures, the Gulfarium is usually open from 9 am – 4:30 pm in the spring and summer months, and 9 am – 3:30 pm in the fall and winter months.

General admission prices are $23.95 for adults and 15.95 for children. Discounts for seniors and the military are available. The price will increase by $2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from June 30 – August 20, 2020.

The Gulfarium also offers group rates and a Gulfarium Annual Pass.

Along with regular hours, the Gulfarium offers special events throughout the year, like at Halloween, and can host your event. Be it a Gulfarium wedding, birthday party, or proposal.

We enjoyed our time at the Gulfarium and can’t wait to go back for another visit.

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