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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

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From USD 28.00
Highlights
  • The Florida Aquarium is located in downtown Tampa
  • See thousands of sea animals and plants Hands-on experience with live sharks and rays in a 5,000 gallon touch pool
  • Enjoy live animal encounters, and a complete program schedule daily
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
From USD 28.00
Overview
Explore and learn about more than 20,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Touch a bamboo shark or a sea star. Discover reef fishes, corals, giant clams, tortoises and more from Florida’s waters and around the world at this Tampa Bay attraction.
What to Expect
The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, with over 20,000 aquatic creatures, including sharks, otters, alligators and many more. Walk along the Wetlands Trail past alligator-infested waters to the river streams where otters play and explore.

Then stroll along the boardwalk and touch a variety of different species of stingrays and sharks at a touch pool called Stingray Beach. Look for white-spotted bamboo sharks, coral catsharks, southern rays and more. See penguins right up close. Check out Ocean Commotion, a colorful exhibit with unique jellies, colorful clownfish, a pacific octopus, and more. And don’t forget to check out the outdoor water fun zone for children called Splash Pad. Check out the one-of-a-kind view at the Coral Reef Gallery, one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world.

Reviews (34)
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Under the sea

Tampa area has more than one aquarium. This is the best one! It has diverse marine life, hands on experience, interesting displays. I went there with teens and they enjoyed it. Fun for little and big kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tatiana L
Reviewed 15 October 2018
Third timer

This was my third time visiting this attraction and it gets better and better. There is something here for everyone! My 80 year old father loved rocking in a chair and watching fish school! There are opportunities to swim in the aquarium tanks for the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank gypsy2014
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Eduquarium!

Every year when we visit Tampa, my grandchildren MUST go to the Florida Aquarium. The staff is helpful and super friendly. My grandson loves it because he learns something new every time he goes. It is worth the visit, time and again.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DeborahS1740
Reviewed 24 September 2018
Great for two year olds

This is a wonderful aquarium for two year olds because of all the tanks being at her eye level and different shapes of the tanks. We ate lunch at the cafe and had philly cheese steaks that were quite flavoraful and filling. The fries were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KSKRN
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Nice Aquarium!

This was a very nice aquarium and had a good layout. It was easy to see the displays and seemed to be a good size and set-up for those with children. My husband and I enjoyed a rainy afternoon there.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank pamelabA7925YV
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