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Address: , Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813-273-4000
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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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We liked the Aquarium. It is a little smaller then we thought but not to small. Guess we are spoiled from some others we have been to. But still a great place to learn and take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Rotonda West, Florida

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Wellsville, New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Usually I don't have anything bad to say when it comes to posting online reviews, But the Aquarium was kind of over priced for such a small area. it was like 30 dollars for a walk under an hour. the building itself was cool, very attractive entrance. but the otters and Penguins were not on view which was so sad.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Their exhibits are well worth the time. Outstanding in every regard when it comes to the fish. The building is just ok as it smells a bit like chlorine. Food was average. I'd eat in Channelside after if it were me.

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Rotonda West, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We liked the Aquarium. It is a little smaller then we thought but not to small. Guess we are spoiled from some others we have been to. But still a great place to learn and take the kid's or Grand kids. Pretty easy to find and park. It was pretty clean and well taken care of.

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new york city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We decided to go here while on vacation in Tampa. It was a great plan because that day had bad weather. Would have been nice if they had more hands on exhibits. Mostly fish and small animals/reptiles.

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After reading some good reviews I decided to take the kids and thought I could make a day of it. However it's a pretty small venue and we were able to walk around and see everything in under a couple of hours...and that was taking it real slow. Unfortunately the otters weren't available to see as their area was getting... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's great if you bring children. I went with my mom, and we had fun looking at all the aquatic life. It wasn't pricey either so that's good.

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Saw lots of unusual exhibits including garden eels! They have a Madagascar displaying ring-tailed lemurs and other species from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Florida Aquarium was one of the destinations on our CityPASS Tampa packet and I would recommend this as an attraction for family visits. We were able to take a behind the scenes tour and enjoyed learning about the way they create and maintain the aquatic environment, feeding the animals and even a few animal interactions - including petting a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The cost of one day admission is pretty pricey, but if you are a local with young children a membership is definitely worth while, as it is only a little most costly than a one day pass. There are limited exhibits, and the place is crowded which makes it difficult for kids to truly get the time to appreciate each... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great family place. There are spontaneous skits, games, ice-cream and of course a floor to ceiling fish tank. Don't miss the marvelous restaurant. We had a wonderful meal there that included Sangria and paella.

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