Park Hours

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is open daily
from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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 showtime schedule (valid through September 1, 2014) is as follows:

Dolphin Show

Enjoy a marvelous display of talent and agility as our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins leap, splash, and play!  Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Location: Dolphin Theater
Show times: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Sea Lion Show

Clown around with our California sea lions and discover their clever and cunning ways!  Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Location: Shoreline Theater
Show times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 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: 9:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

**New** 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.

Harbor Seal Chat

Gather around Seal Harbor to learn about these graceful swimmers and their daily training.
Location: Seal Harbor
Chat time: 12:30 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 keen 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.

Reptile Chat

Join a knowledgeable reptile keeper to learn about the Gulfarium’s variety of cold-blooded land dwellers.
Location: Exhibition Trail
Chat time: 4:00 p.m.

    ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

  • Kids Safari (New!) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Kids Safari (New!)

    • 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 (New!) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Stingrays (New!)

    • 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 (New!) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Reptiles (New!)

    • 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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  • Sunset Camp >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Sunset Camp

    • Ages: 6 to 14
      Price: $85.00
      Duration: 5 Hours
    • Enjoy an evening out while your children have an unforgettable experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.  Includes a dockside encounter with a dolphin, exploratory venture along the beach, ocean-themed activities, and dinner alongside the seals.

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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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  • 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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  • Discover Harbor Seals >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Harbor Seals

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 10 Minutes
    • Our harbor seal family will charm you as you touch and feed them during this intimate interaction. Gentle, yet playful, they just might “seal” you with a kiss!

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  • Discover Sea Lions >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Sea Lions

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $34.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • Known for their lively spirit and clever ways, our California sea lions are ready to play! Join the trainers that interact with them every day for a dynamic encounter full of fun and thrills!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Fishin' Hole Feed >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Fishin' Hole Feed

    • Ages: 3 and Up
      Price: $5.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • Anglers of all ages can experience trying to land a whopper of a fish native to the Gulf Coast! Feel the power as they gulp the bait off a bamboo cane pole. Participants will learn about our resident fish and how one can make responsible choices for future generations to enjoy these incredible animals.

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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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  • 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.)
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      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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