Come to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, and see shows featuring dolphins, sea lions tropical birds and reptiles. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, and much more. Stop by our sting ray petting pool to get up close to these fascinating creatures.
Gulf World is considered one of the leading rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network. Cetaceans (dolphins and whales) and sea turtles periodically strand themselves along our coast.
"It is the mission of Gulf World Marine Institute to provide funding and operational assistance and services related to the rescue, rehabilitation and release back into their natural habitat of marine mammals and sea turtles, as well as to facilitate scientific research and provide educational opportunities related to such work."