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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)
6 - 10 of 21 reviews
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
Reviewed 18 September 2018
A MUST GO FOR FAMILY AND KIDS

Amazing place to enjoy from beginning to end...Very educational and fun at the same time... clean bathrooms and many activities for the kids. This is a must to visit if you are in the area or passing by. Get the tickets from Tampa City pass...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Hillarodri
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Wonderful Recreation of Florida's Magnificent Waters

As part of a year long adventure across many corners of USA, we recently visited Tampa and The Florida Aquarium was absolutely enjoyable. The various areas of the aquarium recreated many of the different habitats found in Florida, including our amazing reefs. All of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Kids loved the aquarium!

My kids (16, 13, 5) all loved this aquarium! We spent about 2.5 hours walking around and highly recommend it!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 194lorim
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Fantastic scenery. Wonderful view of sea life.

Quite impressed with seeing the sea life up close. Nice facility.Was there a few years ago heading on a cruise that left Tampa.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank My Many V
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