The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium, Tampa: Hours, Address, The Florida Aquarium Reviews: 4/5

The Florida Aquarium
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Go from tree level to sea level while being entertained and educated at The Florida Aquarium! With thousands of animals and plants including sharks, alligators, seahorses and more, you’re sure to have an amazing aquatic experience. Begin your Aquarium adventure on our Florida Wetlands Trail. Winding through a vast mangrove forest, you’ll encounter river otters, free-flying birds and native fish. Continue to the second floor of the Wetlands gallery and enter Journey to Madagascar. Filled with Ring-tailed Lemurs, hissing cockroaches and colorful chameleons,this exhibit captures the unique Island of Madagascar and the diverse animals that call it home. The next part on your journey will take you through Bays & Beaches where you’ll discover a Goliath Grouper and other species that call Tampa Bay home. As you travel onward you’ll descend deeper into aquatic environments where you’ll discover stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and our massive sand tiger sharks!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $28.21
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Izzy787
Port Saint Lucie, FL2 contributions
Great experience
We all loved this aquarium, from adults down to our 1 year old niece! Super friendly staff; Michelle at the corona cove bar was super nice/friendly! Thank you all for a wonderful experience!
Written October 18, 2021
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Asim N
2 contributions
10/10 visit
It was a good experience for us to visit the Aquarium in the early hours of Sunday. The parking was beside the aquarium and everything was smooth.
Written October 12, 2021
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Dino_Rose
Plano, TX138 contributions
Very Nice Aquarium - a "must see" in Tampa
Oct 2021
Great place to visit. Lots of sea life and some interactive areas as well. Easy to get around so that you don't miss anything. It's also a bonus because there a water park for kids -- so a family really could spend quite a while there.
Written October 9, 2021
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Grunt G
1 contribution
Culture Nearby in Tampa
Aug 2021
Living in Florida for 20 years thoroughly enjoyed the experience of this Aquarium. It was obviously well thought out and planned. Much to see and learn here; never a dull moment. Even at 65 I was oohing and aching over some of the exhibits. Especially during this trying time, a good way to spend the day.
Written September 24, 2021
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yatri23
Vernon Hills, IL79 contributions
Small but nice place for kids
Nice aquarium in downtown, but not many exhibits. I rate in average mainly because of quantity of exhibits. Also they could have had more educational stalls.
Try to find parking on street. Their parking is $10.
Written August 27, 2021
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Nicole S
Middleburg, Florida2 contributions
Average
Aug 2021 • Family
It was nice to visit the aquarium, but the amount of people made it difficult to enjoy anything, especially for $30+/person!
Written August 24, 2021
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Maria B
3 contributions
Nothing excited about it.
Aug 2021 • Family
For the price I think they should have something I that ready we can say WOA, but really there were nothing that attract me, there were more fish, they should go and see the aquarium at Orlando, that one really is worth seen it.
Written August 21, 2021
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Charlie B
Opelika, AL80 contributions
Amazing!!
Aug 2021 • Friends
By far the best aquarium I have ever been to!!! The bird exhibit was my absolute favorite….Highly recommend adding this to your list of sights to see
Written August 12, 2021
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dallego
Winter Garden, FL4 contributions
Enjoyable
Aug 2021
All the employees from the parking lot to the cafe were great! I was greeted by each of them when walking around. The aquarium is not that big, so the price seemed a bit high for the experience. It only took me an hour to get through it all, but still enjoyable. Masks are not required, but appreciated most guests and employees were wearing them.
Written August 10, 2021
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Lexi H
1 contribution
Love!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Such a great experience every worker was so nice and helpful and there was so much to see. Best aquarium I’ve been to and I’ve been to many!
Written August 9, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Florida Aquarium admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $28.21, while a popular guided tour starts around $76.95 per person. See all 5 The Florida Aquarium tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

The Florida Aquarium can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 The Florida Aquarium tickets and tours on Tripadvisor