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The Florida Aquarium

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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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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!
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“dolphin cruise” (146 reviews)
“sea life” (174 reviews)
“touch tanks” (108 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place and educational however, I felt for what I paid it was a normal Aquarium. I would come back with kids.

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was leery on going to head for rain exhibit. Only because I’m not a big fan of fish. But it turned out that the experience at this aquarium was very different than what I thought. If you have time definitely stop by and check...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The facility is very nice, though considering what they charge you, it should be. $58 for 2 of us, baby was free, parking was another $10, and the most it will take you to get around it will be about 90 min - 120 min....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent place to check out, a little pricey, $28 a person, but they have all kinds of packages and check out coupons before you go. Tons of things for families and kids to do, very impressed. Very large, plan a day there.

Thank Marty K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits! Right next to Tampa cruise port. Interesting for both young and old visitors. They will hold luggage for visitors.

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

took my grandson and niece who are 6 and met up with a friend and her two kids. We had a blast and def. want to visit again.

Thank Mscheffler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love aquariums. However, for the amount of admission that they charge, it is not worth your time or money. It was very small and does not hold very many people before it feels overcrowded. There was really nothing unique about it. I was bored...More

Thank philangie6370
Reviewed 1 week ago

a friend and i traveled from canada to visit this aquarium, specifically for the dolphin cruise. we tried booking online, but the dates were greyed out. upon arrival, we asked why the dolphin cruise wasn't available to buy tickets, only to find out the boat...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice aquarium with an impressive collection of sea life including sharks. Staff very knowledgeable and professional. Great for small kids, lots of hands on for the little ones. We went on the dolphin cruise (75 minutes), we did not see any dolphins but it was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to drive from Bradenton, Florida to Tampa for the day, to visit the aquarium. I decided to go early on a Friday morning when they opened but boy was that a huge mistake. Apparently it was a field trip day for who knows...More

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Crispy C
18 October 2017|
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Response from Daytona_Mac | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to go from the Aquarium to the Marion Transfer center, and from there to the Westshore Plaza Transfer Center. The Aquarium is on the light rail line, and the Tampa bus routes. You can get a map of the... More
19 September 2017|
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Response from Marek_Zyskowski | Reviewed this property |
If you are with Children 2 hours is enough. If there is some kind of activity you can stay longer.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Marlene G | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. Call them direct and speak with someone about it. Don't just listen to their recorded message. With construction, the weather may cause delays.