General Admission

Starting on October 20, 2021

The Dolphin Show at Gulf World will be temporarily closed so that we can make repairs and upgrades to our stadium habitat. The Sea Lion show and Feathers & Friends show will continue as scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our dolphin training team will offer trainer talks and demonstrations in place of the show, and General Admission will be discounted 35% during this time period. We hope to be complete with the renovations within 5 weeks. Dolphin interactive programs will not be affected.
Thank you for your understanding. We promise to keep you updated throughout the process.

Gulf World Marine Park hours are currently 10 am to 3 pm

We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance due to limitations on capacity.

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Guests that are fully vaccinated may go mask-less during their visit.

Thank you to everyone who has been following us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our animal care team has been busy focusing on the health and well being of our animals.  Gulf World Marine Park has and will continue to follow public health, state, and local government guidelines for restarting our operation.

We have missed our wonderful guests and look forward to welcoming everyone back in a safe manner.

The following procedures will be in place for an undetermined amount of time, and we will update as needed:

  • Guests that are fully vaccinated can go mask-less while in the park.
  • We will be open from 9:30 am to 5 pm (guests with early swim times will enter at 9am)
  • All surfaces will be sanitized consistently with CDC guidelines. Additional sanitation stations have been installed throughout the park to ensure hand sanitation.
  • Social distancing protocol is in place and signage is posted throughout the property
  • We will be offering all three of our daily show presentations.

We will be enhancing our daily cleaning procedures following the CDC guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting to protect our guests and staff.

Thank you very much for all of your support.

  • Adults – $32.99 + tax
  • Seniors – $27.99 + tax (Ages 55 and older)
  • Children – $22.99 + tax (Ages 5 – 11)
  • Young Children – FREE (Ages 4 and under)
  • All daily shows–shows updated seasonally–and animal exhibits!
  • Petting the stingrays in Stingray Bay.
  • On-site promotions, contests and discounts (based on availability).
  • Access to our snack bars, grill and shopping. PLEASE NOTE: While it takes an average of three hours to enjoy the shows and explore the exhibits, you’re welcome to linger longer. Only service animals are permitted in the park, and kennel service is not available for non-service animals.
Not Included
  • While they can be booked on site, there is an additional charge for animal encounters and swims.
  • After the shows and interactive programs, our professional Photo Center would be happy to assist you with your photo package purchase.
  • Outside food, drink and coolers are not permitted, but you’ll have a variety of tasty snacks to choose from at our onsite eateries! Movie-style popcorn, soft, warm pretzels and even frozen tropical drinks mean you’ll find something to please everyone in your party!
Is Gulf World Open in the rain?

Gulf World is open daily rain or shine. Click here for hours

What is the schedule for the park?
Where is Gulf World?

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

What are your operating hours?

The park opens daily--rain or shine--at 10 a.m. Hours may vary.

Where can I park, is there a cost for parking?

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

What can I bring to the park?

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

Do you offer refunds?

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

If I pay for a dolphin encounter, do I have to pay general admission?

No, general admission is included in all interactive programs.

Is there a place to eat in the park?

Yes, we have a dolphin grill and a snack bar that has items from pizza to burgers and chicken fingers.

Is the park handicap accessible?