Gulf World Marine Park

Swim with dolphins, get splashed by sea lions and touch stingrays at this interactive marine park in Panama City Beach.

Meet creatures of the sea at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. This family-friendly park brings you face-to-face with dolphins, seals and alligators. Watch amazing animal shows, walk through lush tropical gardens and be amazed by the wildlife around you.

Don’t miss Gulf World Marine Park’s exciting animal shows. Each type of show is held several times throughout the day, so you have many viewing opportunities.

Watch porpoises flip, leap and splash in the Bottlenose Dolphin Show. Check out amazing synchronized tricks in the Sea Lion and Rough-toothed Dolphin Show. Learn about sharks, turtles and stingrays during their daily feeding sessions. Witness the antics of talking birds and a mischievous dog in the Feathers and Friends Show.

Make a reservation for a special Meet N Greet session. Learn about and even touch a California sea lion, bottlenose dolphin or rough-toothed dolphin. Become a Trainer for a Day and go behind the scenes at Gulf World Marine Park. Help with food preparation and training and later swim with a dolphin.

Sit back and enjoy a night show at the Tropical Garden Theatre. Musicians, variety shows and magicians perform on the stage to provide an evening of entertainment for the whole family.

Stop at the café to get a meal or light snack. Eat in the outdoor dining area and enjoy Florida’s sunny weather. Pick up a souvenir, from a T-shirt to a commemorative photograph, from the Gift Shop.

Purchase tickets online or at the park’s entrance. The ticket includes admission to all exhibits and daily presentations. Get your evening show ticket separately at the door. Free parking is available to all visitors.

Visit Gulf World Marine Park any day of the week, rain or shine. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Note that the animal section is closed between Thanksgiving and Christmas, although the theater and gift shop remain open. To see all the shows and exhibits at Gulf World Marine Park, plan on at least a 4-hour visit.

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