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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: +1 813-273-4000
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along...

This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.

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Good way to spend a few hours

We spent a good 3 hours here. Loved the interactive elements and the way it's all laid out. All on all... worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Alice Springs
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of our favourite attractions in Tampa and probably 2 out of 3 times we drive there it is to come here. We will probably get a membership here, which also conveys discounts at other aquariums/zoological parks. For at least the past couple of years the aquarium has offered free entry to veteran families on Veteran's Day, a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety of species! We liked a lot otters! Intelligent, smart animals! We also enjoyed the diversity

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was disappointed in the overall content for the price. We took our time but we're still done in 2 hours so it was a hefty admission price for that.

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Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a good 3 hours here. Loved the interactive elements and the way it's all laid out. All on all... worth a visit

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd aquarium we have visited. Out of the three: Ripley's, Georgia, and The Florida Aquarium, I would rate this one just behind the Georgia Aquarium in 3rd place. It's much much much smaller than any of those aquariums were. About half the size. For a small aquarium, they do have a many exhibits and we were never... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set aside two hours to roam around and see all the fish and animals. The aquarium is clean and well done. Great for children.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect here, as we have been disappointed with other aquariums. This one had package deals, and we took a "dolphin cruise" package. We didn't see dolphins, but the narrator did explain about the wild life there. we got to touch sting rays, and meet a penguin.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice attraction but not cheap. I was there on a Saturday with my daughter and her husband on my first visit to Tampa. We enjoyed feeding the sting rays and watching the reef fish. There were a lot of small children running around unsupervised which was a little irritating. You should allow 3 hours to really see everything and... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great learning experience. The big tank had barracuda, sharks, grouper, and snapper. It was pretty cool seeing the tiger sharks in the tank. The mock up of the mangroves, in the shallow flats was neat. It had some big red fish, black drum, and mangrove snapper in the tank also. They had to much to list, and it's a good... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed all the displays which ranged from alligators, otters, sea cucumbers. eels, jelly fish, and seahorses to turtles and octopus. The aquarium's "Journey to Madagascar" was very interesting also where you can see lemurs. chameleons and geckos. They give a senior discount. There is also a cafeteria. It took us about 2 and a half hours to go through... More 

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