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Gulf World is located at 15412 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach. FL 32413.

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The park opens daily--rain or shine--at 9:30 a.m.

Gulf World offers free parking. There is a parking lot in front of the building and additional parking in back during busy season.

Yes and that is recommended. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time here.
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There is no need to print them out.

You can bring swim suits, strollers, wagons, extra clothing and baby food.

Gulf World has a no refunds policy for bookings. Refunds are only given if a program is cancelled by Gulf World.

General admission is an all day pass to see all shows and exhibits. This does not include interactive programs such as swimming with dolphins. You can purchase general admission tickets here:
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It takes about three to four hours to see the all shows and exhibits.

No...but we are stroller and wheelchair friendly.

Email [email protected] or call us at 850-234-5271.

Yes, for groups of 20 or more contact [email protected] - for school groups contact [email protected]

We have local, military and emergency responder discounts. You can find all of our discounts and deals here:

https://gulfworldmarinepark.com/deals/

Yes! There are multiple onsite eateries that serve burgers, chicken fingers, fried pickles, soft pretzels, popcorn and much more!

You can take photos while watching shows and touring exhibits. Photos are not allowed during the interactive programs, but professional digital photo package are available for purchase.

You can smoke outside the front of the park. You can come and go throughout the day.

Yes, we have a snooze with the sea life program. You can learn more about that here:
Snooze With Sea Life!

Yes you can learn more about that here: Field Trips Click Here!

Our onsite gift shop offers swimsuits, beach-themed jewelry, home decor, toys, animal-created paintings and numerous gift options!

First aid supplies are available in our gift shop and snack bar.

We have two family restrooms near the front of the park in the kiddie corner. There are also two changing stations in the ladies bathroom adjacent to the snack bar.

Yes, in the front check in area. You can email [email protected] if you lost something.

No, but Gulf World Marine Institute has a volunteer program. You can learn more about that here: Institute Click Here

To help with the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals, you can donate to the Gulf World Marine Institute--a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CLICK HERE: Donate!
or you can adopt a sea turtle here: Adopt!

The animals are fed restaurant quality fish, and a variety of other food items depending on the species and it’s required diet.

The animal at Gulf World were either rescued and deemed non releasable, donated by a former owner (Dogs, cats, birds) or born in human care.

No, general admission is included in all interactive programs.

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