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“Fun Aquarium ”

The Florida Aquarium
Ranked #30 of 142 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Aquarium adventure on our Florida Wetlands Trail. Winding through a vast mangrove forest, you’ll encounter river otters, free-flying birds and native fish. Continue to the second floor of the Wetlands gallery and enter Journey to Madagascar. Filled with Ring-tailed Lemurs, hissing cockroaches and colorful chameleons,this exhibit captures the unique Island of Madagascar and the diverse animals that call it home. The next part on your journey will take you through Bays & Beaches where you’ll discover a Goliath Grouper and other species that call Tampa Bay home. As you travel onward you’ll descend deeper into aquatic environments where you’ll discover stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and our massive sand tiger sharks!
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

In a state where you have to compete with the beautiful oceans and SeaWorld an hour away, the Florida Aquarium was a nice way to spend the morning. I suggest you go early as this will allow you to enjoy the exhibits before they get too busy. We went on a Sunday morning and it got pretty busy by about noon. The exhibits were well set up. This is definitely recommended for families.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Our family visited the Florid Aquarium over the weekend. It is not a huge aquarium, but the displays are all very well done and has the feel of Florida.

We really enjoyed ourselves and recommend it. We have been to numerous aquariums and were very pleased with our visit overall.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wayne P
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

As aquariums go this is definately one of the better ones. Nice display of seahorses and scorpion fish. Take the kids and enjoy

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank whitcats
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Went here with some friends on a rainy day so it was very crowded. I definitely recommend buying your ticket online to avoid the line plus you save 4 bucks doing so. Once inside we went to the 2nd floor where everything was located. It was mostly smaller exhibits which normally would have been fine but since it was so crowded we had to fight or wait to see each animal. It is a good aquarium I just expected more in a city like Tampa.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Decent aquarium, good day trip. Worth the price of admission. Fun exhibits, even though it was busy, still plenty of room to move.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank I1290WDstevek
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