7 Best Panama City Beach Attractions for Kids

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida: It's no secret that experimenting with your kids on vacation can often end up flat. Rather than enjoying their time on the road they are buried in their phones and tablets playing the same games they could have done at home. To that we here at TripShock dare to say, "No more!"

Panama City Beach is one place where you can go where you will never have to worry about how to keep the kids happy. In fact, after you discover all of these amazing Panama City Beach attractions for kids you may find yourself coming back year after year! So gather round the family, read up, and get ready for an adventure!

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7 Best Panama City Beach Attractions for Kids



Meet Flipper and Friends at the Gulf World Marine Park


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Gather up the kiddos and head on down the Panama City Beach's beloved Gulf World Marine Park for dazzling dolphin choreography and oh, so much more! Always a blast, get up close and personal with a variety of local wildlife species like seals, stingrays, and sharks! Oh, yes, and you want to know the best part? A VIP dolphin meet and greet offering where kids (and adults) can swim and train with the Gulf World pros!

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Pirate Personalities and More on the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise


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Arrrggh matey's, walk your peg legs down to the docks and board the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise is you so dare! This awesome, hands-on pirate cruise will knock your socks off with it's authenticity. From the ship itself, which is 85 feet long and took 11 years to build, to the captain, crew, and buccaneer bandits you will encounter along the way, the Sea Dragon experience is the real deal! Parents can relax while pirate personalities occupy the kiddos with games like a treasure hunt, face painting, a water cannon fight and more! Oh yes, and did we mention there's dancing?

Secure your spot on the next Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise today and prepare yourself for a grand old time!



Lose Your Mind at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum


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Believe it or not, Ripley's Museum of the whacky and wonderful is one of the best Panama City Beach attractions for kids because it's simply that much fun. For sure, kids and adults alike will be glued to incredible displays of what is, what was, and what very well may be. See the massive Megaladon of ancient times, make your way through a mezmerizing mirror maze, or hit up the 7D (yes, count them, SEVEN dimensions) theatre for a cinematic experience you won't find anywhere else. The choice is yours! Totally bizarre, but fun. Seriously strange, but charming. Believe it or not!

Book tickets for your next family trip to Ripley's Believe it or Not! Panama City Beach today!



Reimagine the Beach at Shell Island


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One of the biggest attractions in Panama City Beach is Shell Island. A 7 or so mile island surrounded by pristine waters perfect for activities like snorkeling, sunbathing, and exploring, your kids will absolutely love exploring everything the island has to offer. From shell searching to dolphin watching and unbelievable family sunsets on the water, Shell Island delivers a big win for kids and parents both. Located across from Saint Andrew's Park, this is your chance to go all natural, unplug, and relax!

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Enjoy the Wet, Waves, and Wonder on a Dolphin Cruise


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An emerald coast classic and one that kids, parents, AND grandparents can all enjoy together, it doesn't get more exciting for the kids than a dolphin cruise! Climb aboard one of several incredible dolphin cruise ocean vessels and prepare yourself for an amazing display of raw wildlife and dancing dolphins! You and your kids will love watching Flipper and his family swim right up to the boat and jump sky high out of the water! How do they do it and how do these captains always seem to find the friendliest dolphins? Find out for yourself and bring your camera!

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Get Soaked at Shipwreck Island Waterpark


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One of our absolute favorite Panama City Beach attractions for kids, the Shipwreck Island Waterpark is the place to be for big-time thrills and splashes. Featuring a wide range of rides, slides, and unique attractions like the Zoom Flume, the Shipwreck Island Waterpark will blow you away no matter how many times you come back to visit. A perfect idea for a kids birthday party or special occasion, there are plenty of kids spaces, safety equipment, and lifeguards to put your mind at ease. Both affordable and a ton of fun, you simply can't go wrong when you're at Shipwreck!

Splash on down to Shipwreck Island Waterpark today and get the best price on admission anywhere!



Learn and Play at WonderWorks Panama City Beach


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Prepare to have your mind blown at WonderWorks Panama City Beach. Located on Front Beach Road, this giant, upside down house of a museum blends science and fun like few others before. The perfect idea for a rainy day in Panama City Beach, step into a world of interactive exhibits such as light & sound, physics, natural disasters, outer space and oh, so much more. With different mental and physical challenges and exhibits at every turn, your kids may never want to leave!

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Family vacations are important. It brings us together, helps create lasting memories, and also helps you learn more about those closest to you. Explore a variety of Panama City Beach Attractions for kids and grown ups here online by visiting our official Panama City Beach visitor's guide. Get the best info and advice to make your next family vacation the best it can possibly be!


Published Apr 17 2018
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