Park Hours

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admissions closes at 3:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Facility notes:

Update 11/28/16: Shoreline Theater and the Bird Sanctuary exhibits are currently closed while habitat improvements are being made. 


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Shows & Animal Chat Schedule

Spend the day exploring animal exhibits, enjoying dolphin and sea lion shows, and discovering new things about the animals you love!

In addition to the following shows and animal chats, you will have the opportunity to walk around the park and see a wide variety of fish, birds, marine mammals, and reptiles.  Plan your visit with our helpful interactive park map.

Our Fall/Winter Showtime Schedule (valid September 6, 2016 - March 2, 2017) is as follows:

Dolphin Show

Enjoy a marvelous display of talent and agility as our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins leap, splash, and play! Also hear about Gulfarium's new dolphin calf and the fascinating ways that dolphin calves receive maternal care.
Location: Dolphin Theater. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Show times: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Sea Lion Show (currently unavailable)

Clown around with our California sea lions and discover their clever and cunning ways! 
Location: Shoreline Theater. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Show times: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

Otter Chat

Learn about the amusing antics of our Asian small clawed otters from a Gulfarium trainer.
Location: Otter Den
Chat times: 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Penguin Chat

Isn't Florida a little warm for penguins? Learn the facts on our feathered friends from a Gulfarium trainer!
Location: Penguin Preserve
Chat times: 11:30 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.


Reptile Chat
Join a knowledgeable reptile keeper to learn about the Gulfarium’s variety of cold-blooded land dwellers.

Location: Exhibition Trail
Chat time: 12:00 p.m.


Harbor Seal Chat

Gather around Seal Harbor to learn about these graceful swimmers and their daily training.
Location: Seal Harbor
Chat time: 1:00 p.m


Living Sea Chat

One fish, two fish, what's the name of that blue fish? Participate in this unique opportunity to talk to a Gulfarium aquarist while they reveal details about the Living Sea's fishy residents.
Location: Living Sea
Chat time: 1:30 p.m.

Shark Chat

While known for their predatory skills, sharks boast several unique traits ideal for underwater survival. Discover more from one of Gulfarium's aquatic specialists. 

Location: Shark Moat
Chat time: 2:30 p.m.



  • Dolphin Splash Encounter >V
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    Dolphin Splash Encounter

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $155.00
      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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  • Discover Stingrays >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Stingrays

    • Ages: 4 and Up
      Price: $15.00
      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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  • Kids Reptile Safari >V
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    Kids Reptile Safari

    • Ages: 3 and Up
      Price: $15.00
      Duration: 25 Minutes
    • Are reptiles creepy creatures or cute critters? You be the judge! Meet several of Gulfarium's cold-blooded residents including turtles, lizards, snakes, and alligators.

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  • Discover Gators >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Gators

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $15.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • The Gulfarium is home to several life stages of Florida's state reptile, the American alligator. Meet and touch our juvenile gators, then set foot into the large gator habitat for a closer look at these fascinating swamp dwellers.

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  • Discover Dolphins >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Dolphins

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $29.00
      Duration: 4 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 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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  • Discover Penguins >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Penguins

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 20 Minutes
    • Meet our flightless friends of the sea! Participants will have the opportunity to feed and touch an African penguin while learning about these lively and lovable birds.

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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 Seals & Sea Lions >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Seals & Sea Lions

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $49.00
      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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  • VIP Trainer >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    VIP Trainer

    • Ages: 13 and Up
      Price: $379.00
      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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  • Dolphin Doodle >V
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    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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  • Birthday Party Package >V
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    Birthday Party Package

    • Ages: All ages
      Prices: Birthday Party Deposit - $50.00
      Balance - $250.00
      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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