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“If you want to have fun with the kids this is the place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000
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Ranked #20 of 90 attractions in Tampa
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“If you want to have fun with the kids this is the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It was a great experience, we have so much fun you get to see all kind of fish and the kids can enjoy themselves out side with water games while the parents also enjoyed there day by the bay...

Visited June 2013
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“Pet the Stingrays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My grandkids come for a visit every summer and they always want to visit the Florida Aquarium. They love to pet the stingrays !!!! also let the kids wear something they can get wet because after the walk through the Aquarium you have to stop and enjoy the water activities.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice day out w the family take kids swimwear!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We enjoyed walking around the aquarium. Then the kids had a blast running through the splash pad at the end. (They serve cocktails at the place next to the splashpad)

Visited July 2013
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“A great way to spend a few hours!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This aquarium was fantastic! The exhibits were very interesting and educational. My daughter, a budding photographer, thoroughly enjoyed all that this aquarium offered. We spent a few hours here and would definitely visit again if ever in the area.

Visited July 2013
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“Got the annual - kinda regret it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I purchased the family annual pass and now I have regrets. We went their this weekend and it WAS A ZOO (no pun intended)! They let in all kind of riffraff and enforce no clothing policy whatsoever! We had our 2 year old with us and I am worried about what she saw and heard! The port was very busy with cruise goers and I think they were letting those people in by droves. It was WAY too crowded to remotely enjoy and it was NOT a family environment. Several patrons were getting drunk (did not know they sold alcohol there) and we did not enjoy our time at all. I will probably not go back. The exhibits appeared to be nice - what a shame!

Visited July 2013
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