Top 5 Animal Attractions in the Florida Panhandle

Animal Attraction - Zoo - Marine Park - Florida - Panhandle
Animal Attraction - Zoo - Marine Park - Florida - Panhandle

Be sure and check out some animal attractions while you’re touring the Florida Panhandle. The Florida Panhandle is a popular spot for beautiful white sand beaches, emerald waters, and plenty of food, drinks, and fun.

But if you’ve come all this way and haven’t yet discovered Florida’s critters, you’re missing out. Let’s unpack the Top 5 Animal Attractions in the Florida Panhandle.

#1 ZooWorld Zoological Park

ZooWorld Zoological Park is located on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, Florida. The park’s focus is on conservation with over 260 animals plus programs and shows in a tropical setting. They’re open daily from 9:30 AM to 4 PM and their prices are as follows:

  • Adults $24.00
  • Seniors (65+) $23.95
  • Children (ages 2-12) 19.95
  • Children under 2 get in free

Animal Attraction - Zoo - Marine Park - Florida - Panhandle

#2 Gulf Breeze Zoo

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is nestled on 50 acres of land in Woodlawn Beach, Florida. The zoo plays host to roughly 900 exotic animals including rhinos, hippos, Western lowland gorillas, and orangutans.

Open from 9 aM to 5 PM, visitors can enjoy seeing these wild animals from the comfort and safety of an African preserve train ride. Admission tickets are $27.95 for adults and $20.95 for children.

#3 Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is located on Miracle Strip Parkway, in Fort Walton Beach. Open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, they boast dolphin encounters and shows with sharks, rays & dolphins. Their prices are varied and listed below:

  • Adult (Ages 13 – 61) $28.95 $30.95
  • Senior (Ages 62 and up) $27.95 $29.95
  • Child (Ages 3 – 12) $20.95 $22.95
  • Military Discount Adult (Ages 13 – 61) $23.36 $25.36
  • Military Discount Senior (Ages 62 and up) $22.46 $24.46
  • Military Discount Child (Ages 3 – 12) $16.16 $18.16
  • Infants (Age 2 and under) Free
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#4 Gulf World Marine Park

Gulf World Marine Park on Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach is one of only a few institutes in the United States to house rough-toothed dolphins. They’ve been open since 1970. Here you can get up close and personal and even swim with the dolphins.

  • Adults $29 + tax
  • Seniors $26 + tax (Ages 55 and older)
  • Children $23 + tax (Ages 5 – 11)
  • Young Children FREE (Ages 4 and under with a paid adult)
  • Animal Attraction - Zoo - Marine Park - Florida - Panhandle

#5 Emerald Coast Zoo

The Emerald Coast Zoo is located on Deer Springs Rd in Crestview, Florida. They’re open from 10 – 4 PM Tuesday through Sunday – closed on Monday. Here you’ll see kangaroos, brown bears, and sloths, among others. You can pet a kangaroo or a sloth and feed the giraffes.

  • Child (2 – 12) $9.95
  • Adult (13+) $14.95
  • Military Discount: $1.00 off

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