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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

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  • 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)
16 - 20 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2018
I was expecting a lot more in an aquarium in a major city like Tampa.

There were sharks, fish, turtles and dolphins exhibits throughout the aquarium, but not to the level I expected. It was a long 3 hour drive (accidents on Interstate 4) to see the fish. The price seemed kind of steep for what they have.

Date of experience: June 2018
8  Thank Joe R
Reviewed 31 May 2018
So many fish

Being new to Florida this was a fun experience, we learned so much about the different fish that live in Florida and in general it was a lot of fun, the picture packages are a little pricey for what they offer you.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ABQtraveler1805
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Rainy Day

As Sunday was going to be our beach day but the skies were raining all day we had to come up with an alternative. I took my daughter in law and one year old granddaughter and both had a wonderful time. I have to say...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank manokes
Reviewed 22 March 2018
FUN FOR ALL AGES

We really had a good time. At the end of the museum, the kids played in the splash pool and we had an adult beverage! Win Win

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 16 January 2019
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Date of experience: January 2019
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