Gulf World is located at 15412 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach. FL 32413.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm 7 days a week rain or shine
Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm November 27th – December 23rd, January 1st - February 16th
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Open rain or shine.
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 3 - 4 hours to see the shows and exhibits.
No we do not but we are stroller and wheelchair friendly.
We have local and military discounts. You can find those here:
Yes, we have a dolphin grill and a snack bar that has items from pizza to burgers and chicken fingers.
While watching shows and exhibits yes. During programs only observers can take photos from their phone (no cameras).
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, we have a fantastic gift shop that offers many selections for all ages.
Yes, the first aid areas are marked on the map.
We have 2 large bathrooms in the ladies bathroom for that near 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
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.
At least 30 min early.