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MILITARY WEEKENDSSENIOR WEDNESDAYSSUNSET CAMP MARCH 22 & 29!

MILITARY WEEKENDS

Join us for Military Weekends every Saturday and Sunday November through February! Half price admission for military ID holders and immediate family. More

SENIOR WEDNESDAYS

Exclusively for those ages 62+, seniors will receive $7 admission every Wednesday in January and February!  More

SUNSET CAMP MARCH 22 & 29!

This is an unforgettable adventure for kids while the parents enjoy a night out!  Kids will enjoy an incredible learning experience filled with fun activities, including the opportunity to meet a dolphin! More

    ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

  • Dolphin Splash Encounter >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Dolphin Splash Encounter

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $169.00
      Duration: 20 Minutes
    • Enter the dolphins’ world for an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with these sleek and graceful animals. While in shallow water, you will play, touch, and learn about our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins alongside a Gulfarium trainer.

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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 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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  • Discover Seals & Sea Lions (ends March 2, 2018) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Seals & Sea Lions (ends March 2, 2018)

    • 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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  • Discover Dolphins >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Dolphins

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $35.00
      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 Turtles >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Turtles

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      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 where you will get an up-close and personal experience with these beautiful animals!

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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 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
  • Dolphin Trainer

    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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  • Dolphin Star >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Dolphin Star

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $15.00
      Duration: 3 Minutes
    • Take center stage, as an acting veterinarian, while joining our marine mammal trainers dockside during a segment in one of our dolphin shows. This experience includes the opportunity to touch and feed a dolphin! 

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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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  • Sunset Camp >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Sunset Camp

    • Ages: 6 to 14
      Price: $89.00
      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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  • Dolphin Doodle (ends March 2, 2018) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Dolphin Doodle (ends March 2, 2018)

    • 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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  • Breakfast with the Dolphins (summer only) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Breakfast with the Dolphins (summer only)

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Prices: Breakfast with the Dolphins Ages 5 through 12 - $89.00
      Breakfast with the Dolphins Ages 13 and up - $99.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
    • Start your day with a smile as you enjoy a delicious breakfast with the company of dolphins on the deck of our Dolphin Point exhibit. While your meal is prepared, you will have the opportunity to touch and feed the dolphins and interact with the trainers to learn more about our finned family

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  • Discover Harbor Seals (begins March 3, 2018) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Harbor Seals (begins March 3, 2018)

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 10 Minutes
    • Gentle, yet playful, our Harbor seals will melt your heart while you touch and feed them during this special interaction.

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  • Discover Sea Lions (begins March 3, 2018) >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    Discover Sea Lions (begins March 3, 2018)

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 10 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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  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Birthday Party Package >V
  • Dolphin Trainer

    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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Plan A Visit
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Park Hours and Daily Schedule
Park Hours and Daily Schedule
Park hours and daily schedule for shows and animal chats more
Take a Tour
Take a Tour
Take a tour of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park using our interactive iMap. more
Directions
Directions
Get directions to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
General Admission
General Admission
As a general admission guest, you have access to all of our exhibits, shows, training demonstrations, and more! more
Animal Encounters
Animal Encounters
The Gulfarium offers a variety of dynamic animal encounters full of fun and thrills! more
General FAQs
General FAQs
Get answers to all the questions you have about Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. more
Special Needs
Special Needs
Learn about how the Gulfarium may help accommodate your special needs more
Annual Pass
Annual Pass
Purchase a year of fun and exploration at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
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Encounters
Encounters featured
Dolphin Splash Encounter
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
Discover Stingrays
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 Gators
Discover Gators
Meet and touch our juvenile alligators, then set foot into the large gator habitat for a closer look at these fascinating reptiles. more
Kids Reptile Safari
Kids Reptile Safari
Meet some of Gulfarium's cold-blooded residents including turtles, lizards, snakes, and alligators! more
Discover Turtles
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
Stingray Bay Snorkel
Immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and sharks! more
Discover Dolphins
Discover Dolphins
Meet our dolphin family during this hands-on dockside encounter. more
Dolphin Star
Dolphin Star
Meet our dolphin family during this hands-on dockside encounter. more
Discover Seals & Sea Lions
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
Dolphin Doodle
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
VIP Trainer
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
Discover Penguins
Discover Penguins
Meet our flightless friends of the sea! Participants will have the opportunity to touch and feed an African penguin while learning about these lively and lovable birds. more
Sunset Camp
Sunset Camp
An evening of fun for the kids while the parents enjoy a night out! more
Breakfast with the Dolphins
Breakfast with the Dolphins
Start your day with a smile as you enjoy a delicious breakfast with the company of dolphins. more
Discover Harbor Seals
Discover Harbor Seals
Our harbor seal family will charm you as you touch and feed them during this intimate interaction. more
Discover Sea Lions
Discover Sea Lions
Known for their lively spirit and clever ways, our California sea lions are ready to play! more
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Live Cam
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Living Sea Live Cam
Immerse yourself in a live underwater view of our Living Sea exhibit. more
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Host Your Event Here
Host Your Event Here
Host an exclusive and unforgettable event at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
Group Rates
Group Rates
Bring your group to the Gulfarium and enjoy special group rates more
Teacher Resources
Teacher Resources
Teachers can find information on field trips, home school groups, and curriculum units relevant to your visit. more
School Groups
School Groups
The Gulfarium is the perfect field trip for school groups more
Birthday Party
Birthday Party
Have a unique and memorable birthday at the Gulfarium more
Weddings & Private Parties
Weddings & Private Parties
Host your wedding or private party at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park more
Contact Event Planner
Contact Event Planner
Contact the Event Planner about hosting your event here at the Gulfarium more
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Animals
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Meet Our 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
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
Animal Encounters
The Gulfarium offers a variety of dynamic animal encounters full of fun and thrills! more
Animal Feedings
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
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Marine Animal Training Internship
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
Marine Animal Training Internship Application
Apply for an marine animal training internship at the Gulfarium. more
Employment
Employment
Find out how you can be a part of the Gulfarium team. more
Aquarium Internship
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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Conservation
Conservation featured
Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center
Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center
The Gulfarium C.A.R.E Center, focused on the endangered sea turtle, serves to rescue and release injured marine animals. more
Conservation
Conservation
Help the Gulfarium's conservation commitment by joining the Emerald Green Team more
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