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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
Phone Number: +1 813-273-4000
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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 aquarium in the heart of downtown

We were here for a special event and it was just beautiful. The staff was on point, the location stunning and peaceful. The fish seem to be well cared for and the exhibits are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here for a special event and it was just beautiful. The staff was on point, the location stunning and peaceful. The fish seem to be well cared for and the exhibits are super clean and well tended to. It is a great place to visit for all ages. We took some friends here while they were in town... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to numerous aquariums. This is our favorite in the Tampa area. It has lots of information and I like the way it is structured, with several galleries around an atrium on two floors, so you can choose the subject area that interests you or leave one (or more) out if you need to leave before seeing them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Prepare to spend a few hours enjoying this fascinating place. So many things to see here. The displays were all exceptional. My favorite was the enormous viewing tank of fish with large sharks. Highly recommend this aquarium if you are in the area.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have kids they will really like this place, I wouldn't go back to the Aquarium because once is more than enough. Nice giftshop and shows too.

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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the aquarium and it was a lot of fun. With several floors to explore and so many exhibits we enjoyed our day very much.

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Alice Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of our favourite attractions in Tampa and probably 2 out of 3 times we drive there it is to come here. We will probably get a membership here, which also conveys discounts at other aquariums/zoological parks. For at least the past couple of years the aquarium has offered free entry to veteran families on Veteran's Day, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety of species! We liked a lot otters! Intelligent, smart animals! We also enjoyed the diversity

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was disappointed in the overall content for the price. We took our time but we're still done in 2 hours so it was a hefty admission price for that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a good 3 hours here. Loved the interactive elements and the way it's all laid out. All on all... worth a visit

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 3rd aquarium we have visited. Out of the three: Ripley's, Georgia, and The Florida Aquarium, I would rate this one just behind the Georgia Aquarium in 3rd place. It's much much much smaller than any of those aquariums were. About half the size. For a small aquarium, they do have a many exhibits and we were never... More 

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