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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

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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
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 (35)
11 - 15 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2018
Nice plate to visit but a little small for the price.

The building and exhibits are very nice. The architecture is also very impressive. We found for the price our visit was a little short, 2:15 hour, the place needed 1 or 2 more exhibits. We pretty much did everything the 4D cinema and all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ernie00
Reviewed 8 August 2018
So much Fun

Fun place great for any ages. You can spend several hours there. make sure the kids have bathing suits they have a water park area inn the play area.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jeanmarie E
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Worth visiting at least once with family and especially children.

Very nice collection of aquatic and marine life. We especially enjoyed our Dolphin Cruise. Were lucky enough to spot a couple of wild dolphins. It was a day well spent.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chitracshekhar
Reviewed 1 August 2018
A stroll through the Florida Ecosystem

We started upstairs, entering a mist filled exhibit of Mangrove Swamps. As the Mangroves are the gestational center of Florid'a ecosystem it is only appropriate that our journey starts here. Fortunately the Aquarium omitted the Mosquitos which over populate the Florida peninsula. As we continue...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank howards736
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Better than expected and one of the best aquariums in USA

We travel quite a bit and have been to numerous aquariums. This was one of our Top 5. First, if you are a member of Zoological Society your membership is not only good for your local zoo, but other zoos and aquariums including Florida in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jason H
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