Since moving to the Pensacola area, I have been wanting to find time to visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach. We were able to do so this past January and it was worth the drive from Pensacola.
Disclaimer: We were provided tickets for our visit in exchange for promoting the Gulfarium.
The marine park is one of Fort Walton Beach’s top attractions. The park is a quaint, classic roadside attraction that has an old Florida feel. Just minutes from Destin, Florida with easy beach access for after your visit and restaurants nearby.
The Gularium hosts two animal shows at various times through out the day. Both the dolphin and sea lion shows are educational and fun and fulfill the parks dedication to education, entertain and inspire guest. These spectacular shows are perfect for small children who will delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play.
Along with the animal shows the Gulfarium also has animal exhibits that include animal talks by trainers and keepers. Also to help guest connect with marine life there are a variety of animal exhibits such as a an interactive touch pool.
The park also offers a variety of dynamic animal encounters that will create unique and memorable experiences.
Snorkel with sting rays, get up close and personal with many of the parks animals like seals, sea lions, penguins and more.
Play with dolphins, swim with dolphins, get a painting from a dolphin or have breakfast with a dolphin. As you can see the Gulfarium offers a variety of dolphin encounters.
There is also a chance to be a VIP trainer for ages 13 and up and the Gulfarium offers summer camp programs.
Space is limited so make reservations for your animal encounter ASAP.
The Gularium is recommenced for children of all ages including young children and teenagers.
The Gulfarium is located at 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
While currently closed because of COVID19 closures, the Gulfarium is usually open from 9 am – 4:30 pm in the spring and summer months and 9 am – 3:30 pm in the fall and winter months.
General admission prices are $23.95 for adults and 15.95 for children. Discounts for seniors and military are available. The price will increase by $2 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from June 30 – August 20, 2020.
The Gulfarium also offers group rates and a Gulfarium Annual Pass.
Along with regular hours the Gulfarium offers special events through out the year like at Halloween and can host your event. Be it a Gulfarium weeding, birthday party or proposal.
We enjoyed out time at the Gulfarium and can’t wait to go back for another visit.