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DETAILS

Discover Gators

The Gulfarium is home to several life stages of Florida's state reptile, the American alligator. Meet and touch our juvenile gators, then set foot into the large gator habitat for a closer look at these fascinating swamp dwellers. 

Ages: 5 and up          

Duration: Approximately 15 minutes

For more information, see our requirements, policies, and FAQ links.

 

Expedite your check in process by printing and completing this Encounter Participant Waiver prior to your visit.  Separate waiver required for each participant.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park makes every effort to make your visit a memorable one.  If you or a family member has any special needs, please fill out our special needs form prior to reserving your encounter, so that we can provide assistance.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Discover Gators

Requirements

  • Guests must be age five (5) or older to participate in the Discover Gators encounter.
  • Participants with special needs including mobility, seeing, or hearing impairments must contact Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park prior to reserving the encounter.

POLICIES

Discover Gators

Policies

  • Encounter must be paid in full at the time of reservation.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • 24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price.
  • In the event that an encounter must be rescheduled within 24 hours prior to the encounter start time, or after a missed encounter, a rebooking fee of 25% of the encounter purchase price will be applied. Rebooking is subject to program availability and is not guaranteed.
  • Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures or on docks as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals.  Family and friends are welcome to take photos from general admission viewing areas.
  • For the safety of the animals, remove jewelry and loose articles from pockets prior to the start of the encounter.

FAQS

Discover Gators

FAQs

What types of reptiles will I get to meet? 

You will have the opportunity to learn about and meet juvenile American alligators, and enter the habitat of adult American alligators.

Do I get to touch the gators?

There will be opportunities throughout the program to touch the juvenile American alligators.

Is it safe to go into the enclosure with the adult gators?

Yes. Encounter participants will be led into the exhibit by an experienced Gulfarium reptile keeper. Participants will stand in a safe area of the exhibit with an unobstructed view of the gators.

Can I take photos during my encounter?

Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures or on docks as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals.  Family and friends are welcome to take photos from viewing areas.

My child is four years old, can they participate?

No, participants must be at least five (5) years of age.

Does the encounter price include general admission?

Unless otherwise, noted, the encounter price does not include general admission.  General admission must be purchased in addition to the encounter.

Can I get a refund if it is raining on the day of my encounter?

Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.

Can I get a refund if I need to cancel my reservation?

24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price.  Call 850-243-9046 for assistance.

Can I reschedule my encounter for a different day if something comes up?  What if I miss my scheduled encounter?

If more than 24 hours notice is given, an encounter can be rescheduled at no charge. Rescheduling is subject to program availability and is not guaranteed. In the event that an encounter must be rescheduled within the 24-hour window prior to the encounter start time, or after a missed encounter, a rebooking fee of 25% of the encounter purchase price will be applied. Call 850-243-9046 for assistance.

OVERVIEW
  • 5 and Up
  • $15.00
  • 15 Minutes
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