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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

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  • The Florida Aquarium is located in downtown Tampa
  • See thousands of sea animals and plants Hands-on experience with live sharks and rays in a 5,000 gallon touch pool
  • Enjoy live animal encounters, and a complete program schedule daily
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
From $24.65
Explore and learn about more than 20,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Touch a bamboo shark or a sea star. Discover reef fishes, corals, giant clams, tortoises and more from Florida’s waters and around the world at this Tampa Bay attraction.
What to Expect
The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, with over 20,000 aquatic creatures, including sharks, otters, alligators and many more. Walk along the Wetlands Trail past alligator-infested waters to the river streams where otters play and explore.

Then stroll along the boardwalk and touch a variety of different species of stingrays and sharks at a touch pool called Stingray Beach. Look for white-spotted bamboo sharks, coral catsharks, southern rays and more. See penguins right up close. Check out Ocean Commotion, a colorful exhibit with unique jellies, colorful clownfish, a pacific octopus, and more. And don’t forget to check out the outdoor water fun zone for children called Splash Pad. Check out the one-of-a-kind view at the Coral Reef Gallery, one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world.

Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed October 14, 2018
Third timer

This was my third time visiting this attraction and it gets better and better. There is something here for everyone! My 80 year old father loved rocking in a chair and watching fish school! There are opportunities to swim in the aquarium tanks for the...More

2  Thank gypsy2014
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Every year when we visit Tampa, my grandchildren MUST go to the Florida Aquarium. The staff is helpful and super friendly. My grandson loves it because he learns something new every time he goes. It is worth the visit, time and again.

Thank DeborahS1740
Reviewed September 24, 2018
Great for two year olds

This is a wonderful aquarium for two year olds because of all the tanks being at her eye level and different shapes of the tanks. We ate lunch at the cafe and had philly cheese steaks that were quite flavoraful and filling. The fries were...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Nice Aquarium!

This was a very nice aquarium and had a good layout. It was easy to see the displays and seemed to be a good size and set-up for those with children. My husband and I enjoyed a rainy afternoon there.

1  Thank pamelabA7925YV
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Amazing place to enjoy from beginning to end...Very educational and fun at the same time... clean bathrooms and many activities for the kids. This is a must to visit if you are in the area or passing by. Get the tickets from Tampa City pass...More

Thank Hillarodri
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