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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
Animal Encounters with Wild Florida
A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.
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!
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.
Family Movie Night
Enjoy the best family-friendly movies on our very own big screen with your family and friends.
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.
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.
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.