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Address: Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813-273-4000
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found...
This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.
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Good decent trip

I wish j could have seen the 75 min dolphin ride. The aquarium is great much better than the Clearwater aquarium. Recommend it for families and children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So much to see and experience at this aquarium. The Shark exhibit was one of our favorites along with the otter exhibit. They have a great outdoor kids area where children can cool off in a fountain play area while parents can have a drink as they look on. Our family has been there many times and we look forward... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I wish j could have seen the 75 min dolphin ride. The aquarium is great much better than the Clearwater aquarium. Recommend it for families and children.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped on the way back to the Tampa airport because we had extra time. It was a nice acquarium but slightly on the pricy side and parking was extra. I wish I had known there was a big outdoor area with a splash pad for kids. We didn't have our suits so the kids weren't able to take advantage... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Aquarium was interesting and allowed for up close viewing and also hands on activities for the children.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Florida Aquarium is fun for the whole family. After viewing the freshwater and saltwater habitats, you can cool off outside in the water park, or eat in the restaurant.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Such a tremendous variety of fish, sharks and small marine life. It is impressive. Definitely worth the price of admission and a great side addition to your Tampa trip. Boat ride to see dolphins available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Always a great place to visit. Much more than expected. Did you see all the animals and hands on experiences? Great place to relax too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is small but interesting. It is focused on Florida so don't expect killer whales. We took the Wild Dolphin Cruise and got to see the dorsal fins and flukes of several pods. The attraction should be of special interest for parents of small children. There are plenty of exhibits at child eye level and outdoor water features they... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always a great night with friends eating from a variety of local restaurants and tasting many different wines! The live music and open access through the shark aquarium is my favorite part. Definitely an event to attend with a date or a group of friends. The silent auction offers some great deals and it's a fun way to support the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was a spur of the moment thing, we were in Channelside an wondered over to aquarium. We both had never been and didn't know what to expect. We took part in the fun little scavenger hunt they have (hint the answers are posted around and numbered) they have a whole outside play area for kids, lunch areas, and bar... More 

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