Marineland will commemorate its rich history and exciting future with a month-long celebration featuring a variety of fun family festivities, including:

Arch Reopening:
Historic reopening ceremony for the Marineland arch entrance off A1A on Thursday, May 31. 

Meet Our Trainers:
Twice daily in June, guests can learn about Marineland’s dolphin family and see trainers interact with our dolphins. 

Bernie the Dolphin Night:
Saturday evening, June 2, meet the child stars of the recently filmed family movie, along with actors from other films produced at MDA. A trailer of Bernie will be debuted, along with news about the premier and possible sequel. 

Saturday Night Films:

Every Saturday night in June, a different film produced at Marineland will be shown. Step into cinematic history! The park reopens at 6:30 PM, with the movie presentation starting at 7pm. Featuring live entertainment, Behind the Sea Tours, and free souvenir book. Food & Beverages for sale by Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market.

Films to be presented include:

June 2:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation – Featuring stars from "Bernie the Dolphin" and  Aqe, our dolphin star!
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie – "Revenge of the Creature"

June 9:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –"Flamingo Rising"

June 16:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation — GATOR NIGHT featuring Steve Spurrier and the dolphins!
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –"Benji Takes a Dive"

June 23:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation —Official Anniversary Celebration and proclamations
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –"ZAAT" featuring appearances by the original  creature and support team

June 30:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –"Creature from the Black Lagoon"

Farmers Market:
Each Sunday in June with live entertainment.   

80 Years of Animal Love and Care:
A special evening event every Saturday in June with a movie, guided tours, live music, a free souvenir booklet, the chance to meet our 15 dolphins, and more from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ($35 for adults/$15 for children.) Food will be offered by Rype and Readi for an additional charge.

Special eco-excursions provided by Ripple Effect Ecotours. Call 904.347.1565 for details.

Family Sunday Fundays:
Children’s events, games, and education programs each Sunday in June, plus admission for two kids free with one paid adult. 

BOGO Mondays:
Buy one get one free for General Admission and Marineland’s Behind the Seas Tours in June. 

Hospitality Days:
Free admission for everyone working in the hospitality industry June 1 to 8.

Lecture Series at Lohman Auditorium:
Learn more about Marineland history, dolphin research, and conservation June 10:

  • 10am: Kathleen Dudzinski – Unlocking the Secrets of Dolphin Communication
  • 11:15am: John Anderson – Using the Media of Film as a Conservation Tool
  • 12:30pm: Matt Denny – Inside the Conservation Field Station

Save Our World Ocean Event:
Beach cleanup June 8 with free Marineland passes to participants, live music, and more. 

Gratitude America 5k Run:
Special run starting at Marineland at 8 a.m. June 16. The event will benefit our USA Veterans. 
Register at Gratitudeamerica.org to participate!

Gator Night at Marineland:
Join us for an unforgettable evening June 16 as Steve Spurrier feeds dolphins and re-enacts the experience he had here in the 1960s!

Official Anniversary Celebration Day:
Featuring special guests, proclamations, food and beverages, a silent auction, and a free souvenir booklet in celebration of our official anniversary June 23.

Other planned celebrations include a Plein Air Art Contest, Wall Mural Painting for guest participants, a Beer and Pretzel afternoon event, special lectures, and more.

Plus, the Marineland Marina is offering 50% off for both electric and dockage for any guests attending the 80 Years of Animal Love and Care events on Saturday nights, or the Family Funday Sundays. A 30’ minimum charge applies and any size vessel that they can fit into a slip will be provided the discount. Contact the Marina to make advance reservations and to secure a floating dock. Special eco-excursions will be provided by Ripple Effect Ecotours. (Contact Ripple Effect for details).

 Plan to attend an unforgettable month of festivities at Marineland Dolphin Adventure!




Marineland has been making headlines since 1938. To help journalists, we have prepared a press kit with a variety of information on our history, 80th Anniversary celebration, exciting new additions, dedication to conservation, and more.