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The Florida Aquarium

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Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
from $24.65*
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
from $24.65*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the 2nd time with my family and 3rd overall for myself. The newest addition was the play park outside. Some water fun and playground fun. My kids who are 3, 6 and 13 loved it. Every time we are in Tampa we think...More

Thank Mrkicks
Reviewed yesterday

My parents were in town from Ohio and we took my 5 year old son. We had been there a few times before and we always enjoy our visits. Every year we get passes to either the zoo or the aquarium and this year we...More

Thank aptrckangl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our kids had a blast! Do recommend going there early. Staffs are very friendly and good with kids. But just need more food selections.

Thank bom1283dethuong
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice for children, but not the scope we expected. The exhibits were well done, but the variety of different fish was limited. No big turtles, sharks, but the staff was very informative.

Thank Kem999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The part we were able to see was nice and well put together however there was a issue with the fire alarm and the building had to be evacuated. The staff seemed lost and didnt know how to properly evacuate the building and were quite...More

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a boat which offers tours of the surrounding eco-system and a chance to see dolphins- this is an extra charge. While there are a lot of aquariums set up to see, both large and small, if your aim is to see manatees, dolphins,...More

Thank bigsei
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can you really say, it’s a nice size Aquarium and the staff are really knowledgeable and seem to really enjoy their jobs. The kids love the place but mostly for the water park area. The water park area is also a nice safe respite...More

Thank Soldiergirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to The Florida Aquarium! Staff members were friendly, everything was clean and the immersive exhibits really added the “wow” factor. My personal favorites were the different jellyfish species and the two octopus species. (Octopi?) The kids loved everything, but highlights were...More

Thank hopesicle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed that the “Florida Aquarium” does not have manatees or even dolphins. It seems like manatees would be the centerpiece of the aquarium. And what a missed chance for conservation education about this species. Compared to aquariums in other coastal cities, this falls short....More

Thank RachaelDre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our return visit. Well-maintained with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The 4D film was fun, but we did get bit by mosquitoes due to some sitting water. Overall, great place for families - children will love to pet stingrays and the HUGE tank full of...More

Thank OriginalFrau
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trisha j
September 7, 2018|
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Response from EHScott | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s the same number your zoo pass is for. Our reciprocal zoo pass is a membership for 4, so we got 4 tickets at 50% off.
Diane B
July 30, 2018|
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Response from TMSTZ12 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the Aquarium. I believe it’s $6 to park.
Jenni H
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Agjaz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It will be inspected.