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EXPLORE at Gaylord Palms

May 21 - September 6, 2021

Make this summer one of discovery in the Sunshine State! Adventure through the resort to learn all about Florida's unique plants and animals, or make a splash with fun activities at Cypress Springs Water Park every weekend. With live shows and entertainment the entire family will enjoy exploring summer at Gaylord Palms.

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Overnight Stay Options

Take advantage of great rates or get even more with packages which include event tickets and exclusive offers.

Water Park and Resort Pools

Whether looking for thrills or relaxation, our Cypress Springs Water Park and South Beach Pool offer something for everyone. Don’t miss our all-new action river attraction, Crystal River Rapids!

Woman tour guide holding book

Explore Summer: Atrium Adventure

This interactive journey takes you to locales inside the hotel’s atriums that come alive with the state’s storied past. Along the journey you’ll learn secrets about Florida’s flora and fauna and meet several of Florida’s fabled folks.

Schedule
Fridays & Saturdays, slots available from 5-8pm
Location
St. George 106
Pricing
$16.99 + tax, per person
Chest of drawers full of artifacts with suitcases on the floor

Exploration Club & Bar

This secret spot has been a rendezvous point for centuries of explorers and is filled to the brim with intriguing artifacts. The lounge offers a relaxing and family-friendly parlor atmosphere plus four cocktails and two alcohol-free specialty drinks

Schedule
Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Location
St. George 106
Pricing
Varies by beverage
Woman in costume holding bird cage

Secret Garden Escape Room

You’ve stumbled upon a beautiful and enchanted garden, but beware – an evil witch lurks in the shadows. Escape back to reality within 30 minutes, or you might find yourself under a spell and trapped forever in this garden as a gnome, frog, or spider!

Times
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Location
Arcade, Everglades Atrium
Pricing
$19.99 plus tax, per person
Gaylord Palms garden waterfall

Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt

Your journey begins inside the 4.5-acre atrium, filled to the brim with flora (plant-life) and fauna (animal-life) from all over the state. Become a real-life explorer and navigate through the atrium to learn about Florida flora and fauna.

Schedule:
Daily at your leisure
Beginning at 9am
Location:
Hotel Atrium, Purchase your
Scavenger Hunt Booklet
at the Pool Towel Hut
Pricing:
$12.99 plus tax, per booklet
people with training holding little alligator

Animal Encounters with Wild Florida

A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.

Location:
Sawgrass Place, Everglades Atrium
Schedule:
Saturdays 5-6pm
Price:
Free
View of resort inside atrium.

Illuminate Florida Light Show

This multisensory celebration of the Sunshine State will excite and amaze with an epic musical score set to millions of choreographed lights. Journey from the swamplands to the beach and enjoy all Florida has to offer!

Location
St. Augustine Atrium
Schedule:
Daily 08:45 pm
Price:
Free
Build A Bear Workshop sign and merchandise shelf

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Bring imagination to life with Build-A-Bear Workshop®! Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds, and scents.

Schedule:
Weekends
Pricing:
Varies
Location:
Concierge Patio
Grapefruit drinks with pink background

Family Movie Night

Enjoy the best family-friendly movies on our very own big screen with your family and friends.

Schedule:
Saturdays 7pm
Price:
Free
Location:
Cypress Springs Water Park
actors in costumes

Adventure Kids: Join the Club

Join the Gaylord Hotels Adventure Kids as they explore all that the planet has to offer in a fun and educational journey that celebrates the world we live in. Explore the atrium, earn your Adventure Kids badges, and join the Adventure Kids Club.

Location
Emerald Plaza, St. Augustine Atrium
Schedule:
Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Price:
Free
Sophie from Adventure Kids smiling and saluting

Rise & Shine with the Adventure Kids

Wake up with Sophie from the Adventure Kids, and enjoy some morning yoga from the comfort of your guest room.

Location
Channel 44 on your in-room TV
Schedule:
Daily 8-10am
Price:
Free

What To Expect

We have implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with our high standards of cleanliness and commitment to providing excellent service. We have also made a few adjustments to the services, amenities and facilities available during your stay. Here is what to expect during your stay at Gaylord Palms.

Two beds in guestroom with a large window.