GULFSCARIUM'S SPLASH-OR-TREAT SPOOKTACULAR!

You will scream in delight - not fright! - at this family-friendly Halloween celebration featuring a costume contest and Soggy Sam's Submarine Fun House.  Kids in a Halloween costume get FREE admission on Oct 25 & 26. And, join in Oct 31 for trick or treating around the park! More

WELCOME!

As a general admission guest, you have access to shows, aquariums, and animal exhibits. Or, participate and interact directly with the animals during one of our encounter opportunities. More

LIVING SEA LIVE CAM

Immerse yourself in an underwater view of our Living Sea exhibit and marvel in its serene beauty. More

UNFORGETTABLE ENCOUNTERS

We have so many programs to choose from you’ll find it hard to pick your favorite, so make time for doing two or three! more

SALTWATER STORIES

Read our blog for a laugh-out-loud, inside look at how we care for our amazing animal residents! more

TAKE A TOUR

Check out our interactive map to learn about all the fun that awaits you at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.  Our iMap is the perfect tool to help you plan your trip. More

BRING THE WHOLE CROWD

Looking for a fun, educational field trip for your class or camp group?  Or perhaps you have an abundance of family and friends set to enjoy the day?  We have a selection of packages to accommodate your group. More

A YEAR OF FUN

An annual pass to Gulfairum Marine Adventure Park is the perfect way to keep your family entertained all year long.  You can pop in for a short visit or enjoy the entire day with us, it’s up to you.  But every visit is sure to be an adventure for everyone!  An annual pass also makes for a great gift!  More

HAVE A PARTY!

Celebrate your birthday in a wild and crazy way!  Or host an unforgettable wedding or private function in our Living Sea aquarium room.  Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park provides a unique and memorable setting for your special day.  more

    ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

  • Dolphin Splash Encounter >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Dolphin Splash Encounter

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $149.00
      Duration: 20 Minutes
    • Enter the dolphins’ world for an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with these sleek and graceful animals. From a submerged platform, you will play, touch, and learn about our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins alongside a Gulfarium trainer.

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  • Penguin Feed >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Penguin Feed

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • Meet our flightless friends of the sea! Participants will have the opportunity to enter Penguin Preserve and feed the African penguins while learning about these lively and loveable birds.

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  • Kids Safari >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Kids Safari

    • Ages: 3 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 30 Minutes
    • Take a journey to meet colorful birds, rugged reptiles, and scaly fish! While designed for kids, this encounter will bring out the adventurous side in all ages as you befriend some of nature’s more unusual animals.

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  • Discover Stingrays >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Stingrays

    • Ages: 4 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • Dip your hands into our stingray estuary and marvel at the tranquility of these gentle fish as they glide under your fingertips.  Soak up specifics on stingrays from a Gulfarium aquarist and meet these graceful creatures of the sea from the comfort of dry land.

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  • Discover Reptiles >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Reptiles

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • Creepy creatures or cute critters? You be the judge! Meet and touch our juvenile alligators, then set foot into the large gator habitat for a closer look at these fascinating reptiles.

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  • Discover Turtles >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Turtles

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $34.00
      Duration: 45 Minutes
    • This turtle-filled encounter will introduce you to our seafaring loggerheads, a variety of fresh water turtles, and even our land-loving African spurred tortoises. Go behind-the-scenes to learn about our long running sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation program and feed one of our resident sea turtles a snack! 

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  • Stingray Bay Snorkel >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Stingray Bay Snorkel

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
      (20-25 min in-water)
    • Immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and sharks! You’ll be provided all the snorkel gear needed to marvel at the beauty and graceful nature of these mystifying creatures.

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  • Discover Dolphins >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Dolphins

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $45.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • You won’t help but be enchanted as you meet our dolphin family during this hands-on dockside encounter. Play, laugh, and learn about the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, known for their curious nature and spirited disposition.

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  • Discover Seals & Sea Lions >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Seals & Sea Lions

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $59.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • No need to choose between your favorite fin-footed mammals! Our trainers will introduce you to gentle seals and spunky sea lions during this exciting interactive encounter.

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  • Animal Adventure >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Animal Adventure

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $69.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
    • Love animals and eager to meet some of our other unique animal residents? Mingle with otters, penguins, turtles, and more during this exclusive encounter. You may get splashed, so we recommend wearing attire that can do the same!

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  • Dolphin Doodle >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Dolphin Doodle

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $79.00
      Duration: 10 Minutes
    • Let your creative side go wild as you team up with one of our talented dolphin artists to create a one-of-a-kind work of art!  You choose the colors, hold the canvas, and leave the rest up to your new finned friend!  This dockside encounter includes an opportunity to touch and feed a dolphin. 

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  • Ocean Odyssey >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Ocean Odyssey

    • Ages: 13 and Up
      Price: $249.00
      Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
    • The ultimate in marine life interaction! This exhilarating voyage will take you to each of our animal habitats for an up-close and personal encounter. Frolic with penguins and otters, dance with dolphins, and shake flippers with seals and sea lions! Round out your adventure by meeting a variety of Gulfarium's turtle species!

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  • VIP Trainer >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    VIP Trainer

    • Ages: 13 and Up
      Price: $389.00
      Duration: 5 Hours
    • Ever wonder what it's like to be a marine mammal trainer at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park? As a VIP Trainer, you can enjoy a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience like no other! Working side-by-side with our trainers, you'll learn and practice all it takes to train and care for all of our marine mammal residents, including dolphins!

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  • Breakfast Under the Sea (begins Sept. 27!) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Breakfast Under the Sea (begins Sept. 27!)

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Prices: Breakfast Under the Sea Ages 5 through 12 - $79.00
      Breakfast Under the Sea Ages 13 and up - $89.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
    • Enter the park early and enjoy a delicious breakfast in our beautiful Living Sea aquarium room. Find yourself surrounded by fish in this climate controlled, indoor space - perfect for all weather conditions!  While your meal is prepared, you will have the opportunity to touch and feed a dolphin and interact with the trainers to learn more about our underwater residents.

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  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Birthday Party Package >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Birthday Party Package

    • Ages: All ages
      Prices: Birthday Party Deposit - $50.00
      Balance - $225.00
      Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
      (duration refers to Living Sea room rental; party can explore the park anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
    • Celebrate your birthday in a wild and crazy way!  Have a splash-tastic day at the Gulfarium with your friends and family and enjoy lunch “under the sea” surrounded by beautiful tropical fish in our Living Sea event room.

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Plan A Visit
Park Hours and Daily Schedule
Park hours and daily schedule for shows and animal chats more
Take a Tour
Take a tour of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park using our interactive iMap. more
Directions
Get directions to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
General Admission
As a general admission guest, you have access to all of our exhibits, shows, training demonstrations, and more! more
Animal Encounters
The Gulfarium offers a variety of dynamic animal encounters full of fun and thrills! more
General FAQs
Get answers to all the questions you have about Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. more
Special Needs
Learn about how the Gulfarium may help accommodate your special needs more
Annual Pass
Purchase a year of fun and exploration at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
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Encounters
Dolphin Splash Encounter
Enter the dolphins’ world for an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with these sleek and graceful animals. more
Penguin Feed
Meet our flightless friends of the sea! Participants will have the opportunity to feed African penguins while learning about these lively and loveable birds. more
Kids Safari
Take a journey to meet colorful birds, rugged reptiles, and scaly fish! more
Discover Stingrays
Dip your hands into our stingray estuary and marvel at the tranquility of these gentle fish as they glide under your fingertips. more
Discover Reptiles
Meet and touch our juvenile alligators, then set foot into the large gator habitat for a closer look at these fascinating reptiles. more
Discover Turtles
This turtle-filled encounter will introduce you to loggerheads, a variety of fresh water turtles, and African spurred tortoises. more
Stingray Bay Snorkel
Immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and sharks! more
Discover Dolphins
Meet our dolphin family during this hands-on dockside encounter. more
Discover Seals & Sea Lions
No need to choose between your favorite fin-footed mammals! Meet gentle seals and spunky sea lions all in one encounter. more
Animal Adventure
Meet a variety of unique animal residents including otters, penguins, and turtles! more
Dolphin Doodle
Let your creative side go wild as you team up with one of our talented dolphin artists to create a one-of-a-kind work of art! more
Ocean Odyssey
The ultimate in marine life interaction! Visit each of our animal habitats for an up-close and personal encounter. more
VIP Trainer
Work side-by-side with our trainers, learning all it takes to train and care for all of our marine mammal residents, including dolphins! more
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Live Cam
Living Sea Live Cam
Immerse yourself in a live underwater view of our Living Sea exhibit. more
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Groups
Host Your Event Here
Host an exclusive and unforgettable event at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
Group Rates
Bring your group to the Gulfarium and enjoy special group rates more
Teacher Resources
Teachers can find information on field trips, home school groups, and curriculum units relevant to your visit. more
School Groups
The Gulfarium is the perfect field trip for school groups more
Birthday Party
Have a unique and memorable birthday at the Gulfarium more
Weddings & Private Parties
Host your wedding or private party at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
Contact Event Planner
Contact the Event Planner about hosting your event here at the Gulfarium more
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Animals
Meet Our Animals
Meet the interesting animals that call the Gulfarium home. Our friendly dolphins, seals, and sea lions look forward to sharing their story with you. more
Animal Facts
Our Animal Facts Cards will teach you all about animals. Learn about diets, habitats, ranges and conservation statuses on a wide variety of animals. more
Animal Encounters
The Gulfarium offers a variety of dynamic animal encounters full of fun and thrills! more
Animal Feedings
Feed an African penguin, stingray, or one of several local fish species at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. more
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Job Opportunities
Marine Animal Training Internship
If you are considering a career in the marine mammal field, our internship program is an excellent way to start. more
Marine Animal Training Internship Application
Apply for an marine animal training internship at the Gulfarium. more
Employment
Find out how you can be a part of the Gulfarium team more
Aquarium Internship
The Aquarium Internship will provide valuable experience in several areas of biology while working hands-on with a variety of aquatic species and reptiles. more
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Stewardship
Gulfarium Sea Turtle C.A.R.E. Program
The C.A.R.E program, centered on the endangered sea turtle, has been a part of the Gulfarium for many years. more
Conservation
Help the Gulfarium's conservation commitment by joining the Emerald Green Team more