There's so much happening in Coastal Mississippi, that it has adopted the well-deserved nickname 'The Secret Coast.' I can be the first to inform you, the area is truly a hidden gem! Coastal Mississippi offers so much for the entire family to enjoy. Let's take Ocean Adventures Marine Park in Gulfport for example!

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi


From the moment we walked in, we were instantly captivated by all of the different things to see and do. From petting sting rays, to viewing a special show of sea lions and dolphins, to feeding parakeets and learning about the Amazon bird - our time spent at Ocean Adventures was definitely something to remember!

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi


There's even a chance to have your kids participate in helping feed the dolphins. My son was so excited to be on stage and we proudly cheered him on from the crowd. The employees are super helpful and informative. Whenever we had questions, they had an answer. The atmosphere was so relaxed, to say that so many fun things were happening and so many animals to be aware of!





Here's an exact list on what to do:

  • Head to the Aviary for a fun-filled Mascaw and Parrot show. Afterwards check out the Tweeter Post and feed the resident parakeets. 
  • Enjoy a fun-filled, exciting show with the Sea Lions and Dolphins at the Dolphin & Sea Lion Arena. 
  • Get up close to view the sea lions and dolphins at the Underwater Viewing Area.
  • Visit the Ray Pool and pet stingrays. 
  • Let the little ones run off some steam at the Pirate Cove Playground.
  • Grab a quick bite to eat at the Turtle Cafe.
  • Stop by the Gift Shop for a souvenir to remember your visit. 
Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi


Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi


Visitors can also walk down, or ride the train to the Institute For Marine Mammal Studies to see the Auditorium, Discovery Room and Museum.

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Train Rides 
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Feed The Parakeets At The Tweeter Post 

$15.00 - Adults 
$14.00 - Active Military | Seniors 55 & Up
$13.00 - Children (3-12)

$180 - Family Of 4
$50 - Individual 

9:30 AM - Snake Talk - IMMS Auditorium
9:45 AM - Bird Show - Rainforest Aviary
10:15 AM - Dolphin Show - Arena
10:45 AM - Stingray Talk - Ray Pool
10:45 AM - Alligator Talk - Rainforest Aviary 
11:00 AM - Sea Lion Show - Arena
11:30 AM - Bird Show - Rainforest Aviary 
12:30 PM - Stingray Talk - Ray Pool 
12:30 PM - Dolphin Show - Arena
12:45 PM - Sea Lion Show - Arena
1:00 PM - Snake Talk - IMMS Auditorium 
1:30 PM - Bird Show - Rainforest Aviary 
2:00 PM - Alligator Talk - Rainforest Aviary
2:15 PM - Sea Lion Show - Arena
2:45 PM - Snake Talk - IMMS Auditorium
2:45 PM - Stingray Talk - Ray Pool 
3:00 PM - Dolphin Show - Arena 
3:30 PM - Bird Show - Rainforest Aviary 



Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Family Fun At Ocean Adventures Marine Park | Things To Do In Gulfport, Mississippi

Insiders suggest that the best times to visit are between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM! I highly suggest purchasing an annual pass if you plan to visit frequently. An entire year for you and your family to enjoy all the fun happenings at Ocean Adventures Marine Park is equivalent to two trips! Everything Ocean Adventures has to offer is just another great reason to put Coastal Mississippi at the top of your family bucket list for places to go and things to do.

Be sure to check out Ocean Adventures Marine Park's website - here - if you need any further details! 

xo,
Torche' 
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