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The Florida Aquarium

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Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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Go from tree level to sea level while being entertained and educated at The Florida Aquarium! With thousands of animals and plants including sharks, alligators, seahorses and more, you’re sure to have an amazing aquatic experience. Begin your...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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The aquarium is exceptionally clean. All the fish/animals seem healthy, in nice settings with plenty of room to swim...relatively. There are lots of things to see. Hosts are willing to talk. would recommend for most ages. We were 2 retirees and 3 kids, 3 to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Otonabee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a rainy Sunday and had so much fun! From the Florida ecosystem exhibit to the touch a ray tank - it was awesome! We enjoyed the Splash Pad and playground (don’t forget your towel and bathing suit) as well as the massive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChrissyD920
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent the day at the Aquarium. I thought it would be bigger but we had a good time. There is a 4D movie and an opportunity to pet sting rays, starfish and sea anemone. Great for the kids. Had lunch there and it was not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Discover321161
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love love love this aquarium. Kid friendly. Kept everyone’s interest. Staff was so helpful. We will visit again!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank southernrosie2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All the usual attractions. Our visit was spoiled by a school group of noisy, portly behaved students They clearly had no interest in the exhibits...only running around being boisterous and spoiling the experience for others. Bad enough that their chaperones allowed this to happen but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChefKennethB
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This a great aquarium to take young children to. They will enjoy seeing all of the sea creatures. Skip paying extra for the behind the scenes tour. Do pay extra for the dolphin cruise on the bay.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elle567
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last stop during our visit to the St Pete Boat Show and it was the best part of the trip. Excellent exhibits, well-maintained facility. The online guide recommended two hours but we could easily have been there for three.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edward W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Tampa for a quick getaway. Typically we go to a beach. This time we did something different. The Aquarium is nice. It’s very small though. We got in for free with our ID and a Bank of America card. I was pleasantly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venture251505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen several aquariums around the world this one looks somehow small. Despite that it was an interesting visit on a rainy afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 01649409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grandpa and Grandma treated our son, wife, and five-year-old son to this aquarium, which we have visited several times. The exhibits were interesting and allowed god lots of freedom to move around. Our grandson was disappointed that the Splash Pad was closed, but it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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trisha j
7 September 2018|
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Response from EHScott | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s the same number your zoo pass is for. Our reciprocal zoo pass is a membership for 4, so we got 4 tickets at 50% off.
Diane B
30 July 2018|
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Response from TMSTZ12 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the Aquarium. I believe it’s $6 to park.
Jenni H
30 July 2018|
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Response from Agjaz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It will be inspected.