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The Florida Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
From USD 28.00*
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
From USD 28.00*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

We checked it out after hearing good things about it. Getting tot he Aquarium is a pain, as it's located right next to all the cruise ships leaving Tampa. Very compact space, but they did fit quite a bit into it. No Dolphins/Manatees or other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brad A
Reviewed yesterday

With a well designed layout and great viewing of the fish, sharks, rays, seahorses, etc., the Florida Aquarium was a fun and interesting. We topped it off with the boat ride to visit with the dolphins, who seemed happy to see us.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank George K
Reviewed yesterday

I wouldn't travel far with this as my destination, but if you are in town and looking to kill a few hours, this is a good way to do it. Some of the aquariums are impressive and the bird area is a nice way to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dream25341989040
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very cool aquarium to go with family! Spent a few hours here, which definitely kept us entertained for the day. Also did the penguin excursion where we got to pet the penguins and take pictures with them! Very cool experience. Would recommend for sure!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank shanndes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most visit specially if u have young curious children. I love the centric location and the area and restaurants near by as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bethzaidac2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

I dont know if we just had poor timing, but I've never had a more frustrating experience. Parking was an absolute nightmare. The line up to even turn onto the street with the parking was extremely long and didnt move because cars coming the other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Heather F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is very well done aquarium. It is not huge, but interesting and fun for everyone from young to old. There was a live Penguin demonstration and an Otter feeding that was fun to watch. We enjoyed exploring the different zones and spent about 2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SLP9213
Reviewed 3 days ago

The aquarium had 5 different zones and lots of animals, not just aquatic ones. It was compact, but full of critters. Lots of interactive things for the kids too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DawnC822
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been to this aquarium previously and always enjoy it. Great seahorse exhibit along with alligators, sharks, etc. We went on a Saturday and ended up parking in the garage because the aquarium parking lot turned us away (they apparently need to keep spots open...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jill W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fish views are very nice but we expected dolphins and manatees to be on site as well. It took about an hour and a half to go through exhibits. Far too expensive for what you receive. If you have small kids brings suits for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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23 December 2018|
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Response from reddskyy | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. You could call them and find out.
trisha j
8 September 2018|
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Response from EHScott | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s the same number your zoo pass is for. Our reciprocal zoo pass is a membership for 4, so we got 4 tickets at 50% off.
Diane B
31 July 2018|
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Response from TMSTZ12 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the Aquarium. I believe it’s $6 to park.