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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
Phone Number: 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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Fishy Fishy

All the joys of an aquarium! This can be enjoyed by any age. Take the family or go alone. It's fishy in hear !!! It's always a plus when you get out of the heat for a bit

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dunnellon, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When visiting the aquarium the kids can interact with some of the species. The different tanks with all the various creatures is well worth the visit. A boat ride into the Bay to view Dolphins is also offered. The boat leaves twice a day and is very enjoyable, watching the Dolphins swimming around the boat and jumping out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exhibits are very educational and friendly, large aquarium pools full of sea life, providing the beauty of the nature under water. It takes about 2-3 hours to complete the tour. You can eat and rest at the outside restaurant by kids playground while your kids play. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Parking is easy to find.

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited tampa in july 2016 and this was on our list. its a very clean and compact aquarium. you do get up close to the exhibits and yes they do have sharks. there is a nice open top exhibit on the top floor as well. its very kid friendly and has many kid type exhibits or shows. all of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All the joys of an aquarium! This can be enjoyed by any age. Take the family or go alone. It's fishy in hear !!! It's always a plus when you get out of the heat for a bit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun. All of us enjoyed it. My kids are 9, 7, and 5. The day we went it was super crowded, but we were still able to see everything. The Leafy Sea Dragons were a hit with our family. Especially nice if you're a Florida resident and buy the membership.

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kansas city missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

decided to stop by the aquarium while in florida to check out all the different sea life. Took all the family including the kids and enjoyed our visit. don't know that we would go back, but a one time trip would be worth your time.

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Gaston, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smaller than most aquarium attractions. No tunnel where from fish swim over you. I Loved the otters.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium is very nice and you should stop by if you have the time. It is accessible by the trolley and have plenty of parking. The staff are all very nice and full of information. There are also stations where one can touch some sea life. They also have a very nice cafeteria where you can get a snack... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was ok. Pretty pricey for what you get. Animals are always cool to see just not a lot. Been to a lot bigger aquariums for the same price. Cool for kids!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited as I bought my husband a shark dive package. We were very impressed with the staff and how nice they were to ensure my kids and I got to watch their Dad and my husband dive. The diver masters were great too! If you have a zoo membership from another zoo or your local zoo be sure to... More 

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