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Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000
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Ranked #21 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This Aquarium gets better all the time. It is one of the best of Tampa. Stroller are welcome and many things to see and touch. The out side has a play area for kids so bring a towel and a swim suit for them. It for small children . Have fun mom's and Dad's. it a great place to visit

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Northern Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is smaller than most of the ones that I have visited. The pros - can see all exhibits in one day. The cons - not too much to do in the area after the visit. It was really strange to see people with their scuba gear on in the tanks. Overall, enjoyed it.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The FL Aquarium in Tampa is great for all ages! It's educational, enjoyable and affordable. Take time to sit in the cool underground in a rocking chair while your children marvel at the gigantic fish tank exhibit. My favorite exhibits are those of the leafy sea dragons. Don't miss the penguin encounter. The FL Aquarium also offers boat tours: http://www.flaquarium.org/... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's the most complete aquarium in a small scale that i have visit, there very organized and have in each exhibition have personal that give a small orientation of the animals. Small kids can see thru the exhibitions but safely. Has a small area with fountains that kids can run and play. The food is ok, very greasy, not too... More

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Miami
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the play area outside!! Is an okay time but not very well coordinated is hard to fallow specially with lil kids,is very dark and a bit scary for lil ones. I go at least once a year every time a family member comes to visit but I always feel like is missing something and Soo bored!;(

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Florida Aquarium is not your average aquarium. You won't find killer whales or belugas, yet. It all started with Florida native species, plant and marine life. Then they added invasive species found in Florida. And occasionally they will have visitors like the penguins that were recently here. It is a learning experience and if you do visit, make time for... More

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Tampa, FL
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice building, in downtown Tampa close to the Cruise Docks. Good reef display with plenty of sharks. The Aquarium is very family friendly, but not a cheap date. It overlooks Tampa Bay, so nice views outside. Hey also have a nice Florida section on the top level.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great for the kids, great for the adults. Bring bathing suits for kids 12 and under. Lots of fun, lots of food choices.

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Tampa,Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My kids ages 5 and 2 love it here. There is a wide variety of animals and the kids love seeing the sharks, but their favorite is the outdoor water area. Hard getting them too leave.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is great if you just want to spend 2 or 3 hours doing something with your family, including young children. My 4 year old Granddaughter loved this place. Quite a few fish to see, no rides, nice area to eat lunch.

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