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25 Sep 2018
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Everyone comes to Okaloosa Island for its beautiful white sandy beaches, but what do you do when you need a break from that Florida sun? We have compiled a list of the top things to do during your visit here!


Air Force Armament Museum
100 Museum Dr
Eglin Air Force Base
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32542

Experience the aviation warfare armament from the early days of World War I right through to today's high tech planes and bombs. Inside, you'll find an extensive collection of weaponry and cockpit simulators that will amaze and intrigue. Outside displays include vintage military aircraft including the fastest plane ever built - the SR-71 Blackbird!

FREE Admission | Open Daily 9:30 am to 4:30pm
Monday - Saturday | Closed Sunday and Federal Holidays


Emerald Coast Science Museum
31 Memorial Parkway SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Step outside the box and experience science firsthand in this interactive museum including a STEM Makerspace, new exhibits, animal presentations, and more! They're also only the third museum in the entire country to house SMALLab Learning--a groundbreaking exhibit that places you at the center of the action: your movement is tracked by motion capture cameras, allowing you to walk around on a 15-foot by 15-foot playing field to complete activities. Their museum is also home to over 45 touchable, workable exhibits and over 30 animals. Bring the whole family and discover the difference a hands-on encounter with science can make.

Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday: Closed

Check Website for Pricing!


Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during their spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in their new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. 

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admissions closes at 3:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Now, these are just our top three picks! There is truly so much to see and do here, it is impossible to list it all. Just make sure to check out our TripShock Activites, Area Events, and Things to Do sections all under our Island Guide. (