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Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000
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Tampa Trio Pass: Florida Aquarium, Tampa's...
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Ranked #16 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great way to spend half a day, very nice and clean. Fun to hold the stingrays

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Not very big. Don't expect Sea World. What they do have is nicely displayed and very interesting. Admission is a little high. Awesome waterpark area. Great place to kill 2-3 hours for a family with young children. It was fun.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We've been to the aquarium twice to visit during the day, great experiences. We've also been to an evening function at the aquarium where we dined in front of the shark tank, very cool. Highly reccomend for evening event planning. Clean bathrooms!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The best aquarium in FL. In the hot summer, children's water playground is a plus. Close to channel site is another plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Everything was so interesting. But don't waste money on dolphin boat tour we saw no dolphins at all! The boat ride was fun because they had a bar--but no dolphins!! I would spend money on penguin adventure because u will actually encounter a penguin!!

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We visited last month with a family of 2 kids they enjoyed in water spray and in one exhibit they allowed to touch some sea anemone and some other marine creatures. We finished of everything within 2 hour there is nothing to see much. The worst thing the amount they asked for the photograph (i am not sure of the... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We really enjoyed the penguins! There were lots of other animals there, too, but we actually got to play with the penguins! It was incredible - I never knew how soft they were - some were more friendly than others, but overall, very tame, loveable creatures. It made our day!

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

You could spend the whole day here, but you can get most things done within a few hours. Discount tickets are sold right across the street. This was a fun rainy day for the whole family. The employees were very nice and informative. Seemed very patient with the children.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Sorry for the not too nice review. But, there wasn't really anything to keep my attention.

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We've visited the Florida Aquarium many times. We love all creatures and enjoy taking a leisurely stroll, when we can stop and linger a bit at the exhibits. My husband and I had one of our very first dates here, so I might be a little biased. :) We usually take visiting guests here, too. Try going mid-week for a... More 

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