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Park Hours

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Admissions closes at 4:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

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Shows & Animal Chat Schedule

Plan your visit with our helpful interactive park map, and our daily schedule! Read below to reference the times of our educational chats and shows! 

Our Summer Schedule (Valid 5.18.2018-9.3.2018) is as follows:


Dolphin Show 

Enjoy a marvelous display of talent and agility as our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins leap, splash, and play!
Location: Dolphin Theater. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Show times: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & *4:00pm                    *The 4:00pm presentation is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only.             

Sea Lion Show 

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: 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. & 3:15 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: 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 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. (Crocodilian feed at 11:30 a.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 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.


2018 finest of Emerald Coast Award Accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums Accredited by the International Marine Animal Trainers Association Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Member Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce