General Information

We open at 9:30am seven days a week rain or shine

  • All the daily presentations and exhibits are included in one all day price
  • Free parking available
  • It takes about 3 to 4 hours to see all the shows and explore exhibits (however you are welcome to stay longer)
  • Complementary strollers available on a first come first serve basis
  • Complementary wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis
  • Snack Bar is available for food and drink while visiting the park (no food, drinks or coolers are allowed to be brought into the park)
  • Photo Department available if you choose to purchase photos with our animals after the presentations
  • Only “Service Animals” are allowed in the park, we do not have a kennel service for non service animals
  • Awnings, roofs and buildings are throughout the park
  • Night shows tickets are sold separately at the door

***We are closed the following days***

  • Thanksgiving Day (entire facility closed)
  • Christmas Day (entire facility closed)
  • We close the Animal section of the facility on the Monday after Thanksgiving and re-open the day after Christmas. (The Gift Shop is open during this time to purchase gift items and concert tickets for our theater.)


*** Ticket Options *** Purchase tickets online

General Park Admission Adults  $29.00 + tax

Seniors over the age of 55   $24.00 + tax

Children ages 5 – 11   $19.00 + tax

Children 4 and under are our guest


  • An all day pass to our animal presentations featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Tropical Birds, Furry Friends and Reptiles
  • Underwater Scuba demonstration and a Shark and Sea Turtle feeding session
  • Exhibits showcasing sharks, alligators, penguins, sea turtles, flamingos, and much more
  • Inside & Outside Tropical Gardens
  • Full access to our Sting Ray Petting Pool
  • Your expected stay at Gulf World Marine Park will be 3-4 hours to see all the shows and exhibits
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt
  • Payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Travelers Checks are accepted ATM available in the Gift Shop and Photo Booth


*** Annual Pass Benefits ***

Adults ages 12 and up  $58 + tax

Child ages 5 – 11 $38 + tax

Annual Pass allows you UNLIMITED ADMISSION to the park for one year from the date of purchase.


Receive special discounts every month during your year membership.

  • Bring-A-Friend-Free Weekend – 2nd weekend of every month (not available in December)
  • 35% off Trainer for a Day program for the annual pass holder and one guest (Not Available June, July & First Three Weeks in December)
  • 35% off  Dolphin Day Camp in August
  • 20% off  Swim with a Dolphin program for annual pass holder and one guest (Not Available June, July & First Three Weeks in December)
  • 10% off Birthday Parties (Not Available First Three Weeks in December)
  • 10% off All Gift Shop Purchases
  • The same admission discount on night shows that is offered to park guests
  • 10% off Special events in the Tropical Garden Theatre (excluding third party theatre rentals)
  • 10% off Your annual pass renewal next year

Call 850-234-5271 to make your reservations of any programs or email [email protected]

Creating memories that last a lifetime…

Gulf World Marine Park creates memories for your entire family.  At Gulf World, you’ll see animal shows, fascinating exhibits, and you’ll experience hands-on interaction with our animals.  So, take a deep breath and introduce yourself to the experience of a lifetime!

Come to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, and see shows featuring dolphins, sea lions tropical birds and reptiles.  Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, and much more. Stop by our sting ray petting pool to get up close to these fascinating creatures.  Make reservations today to Swim with a Dolphin, become a Trainer for a Day, attend Dolphin Day Camp, participate in one of our Meet-N-Greets or Snooze with the Sea Life! Ask about our new Meet N Greet program with our Rough-Toothed dolphins.

  • Established in 1969
  • A Marine Mammal Public Display Facility which is licensed by the Federal Government
  • Area Coordinator for the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network
  • Accredited Member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquarium