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Address: 701 Channelside Drive, 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
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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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Beautiful!

The aquarium was beautiful. It is very small and you can pretty much get through the entire place within 15 minutes. I don't think it's worth the money but it is a good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Shauna20
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Palm Beach, Florida

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Louisville
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove from Jacksonville because our son wanted to see an aquarium and there is no major aquarium in North East Florida. We drove 4 hours, got a hotel room, and at the end we were a little disappointed. The aquarium takes about 2 hours to go over everything and that's if you take ample time. It has a beautiful... More 

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Thank Willa17
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always loved the aquarium and It still warrants praise! Took my husband for the first time and he had a great time. The jellyfish, octopus, sharks and everything in between where great. Will go again.

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Thank Sevyn R
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've taken my daughter here a couple times now and we've had a lot of fun. Other reviews have mentioned that it's a little on the small side, and while I do kind of agree with that, you can still spend a few hours here and enjoy yourself and kids get to experience a lot of cool animals. The snack... More 

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Thank Edward F
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a cold and rainy day and couldn't have been more delighted! We had our two girls ages 12 and 16 and my husbands parents, age 72. We were in the aquarium approximately 2.5 hours and feel like that was totally worth the money we spent. It is so well laid out and the exhibits are absolutely breathtaking.... More 

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Thank CamFam5
Halton Hills, Canada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are aquarium lovers and have been to many. This aquarium has very interesting exhibits that you don't normally see at an aquarium. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

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Thank kathy f
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I seen lots of fliers for the florida aquarium, so i figured i would go. I was not that impressed, it was kind of boring and i did not think they had as many animals out for their exhibit to be so big. It was nothing special. I dont think it was worth the money. If you have kids younger... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smaller than I expected, but very nice. Clean, easily navigated, and a great variety of species. The shark tank is pretty cool. We stayed for the "game show" and our son loved it. Interactive, and suited for all ages. Touch tanks with sting rays, and sharks!

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Thank Amber M
NY
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191 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on a Thursday hoping to avoid the hoards of school children, but we failed. Scores of unruly, unsupervised children ran, pounded, screamed, pushed and shoved their way through the entire place. First thing we noticed was that half of the first floor was closed, abbreviating the trip. We were done in less than two hours. Second, the staff were... More 

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Thank elbojbb
Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium was beautiful. It is very small and you can pretty much get through the entire place within 15 minutes. I don't think it's worth the money but it is a good experience.

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Thank Shauna20
Plymouth, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Better then expected, was included in the 'city pass' parking lot was full but found one close to Aquarium.

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