The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium
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9:00 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
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Florida Aquarium is an educational and fun-filled wonderland, home to thousands of animals and plants. Kids will especially enjoy the stingray petting area or the SeaTREK, where they’ll have to wear a wetsuit to walk among the underwater inhabitants and explore coral caves. It’s an immersive learning journey for the whole family. If you’re visiting on a hot day, pack your swimsuit for a splashing good time at the outdoor water play zone. Skip the line by booking your tickets online or, even better, become a member to enjoy unlimited visits and other privileges. – Tripadvisor
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Daryl D
San Diego, CA286 contributions
Mar 2023
Interesting time waster at the Port of Tampa. We idled here waiting for our cruise to start and enjoyed our time here. The wetlands exhibit on the 2nd floor is the best part for sure! The African penguin enclosure leaves much to be desired.
Written March 24, 2023
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Laura C
12 contributions
Mar 2023
Cute aquarium - there were lots of people the day we went, but we still felt that we could take our time, look at all the birds, animals and fish. Took about 1.5 hours to get through it and see everything.

Nicely done exhibits. My 13 year old daughter enjoyed it!
Written March 22, 2023
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wannah
101 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
I was skeptical about the other reviews but they were right. It’s overpriced for the size. They do have more areas that you can touch the animals than at other places I’ve been but that’s about the only plus. I also noticed they do not give discounted rates if you arrive late and they absolutely kick you out at 5. So don’t buy that 4:30 ticket that they sell you at full price.
Written March 13, 2023
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Myra S
4 contributions
BORING!! And expensive!! $42 entrance fee and Valet parking $20 for 3 hours $40 if you are over 3 hours. Don’t waste your money. We visited Clearwater Aquarium the day before and it was so much more interesting. It might be ok if you have small children and they could play at the splash pad.
Written March 11, 2023
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Vicki Guest
7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
My son and I had dinner at The Daily Trade in downtown Titusville Florida last night! I have to say that this place is absolutely out of this world! I never expected to find so much talent in one place. Jacob out server is top notch and very knowledgeable on the food as well as wine pairings with the food. This was my first experience, however my son who is also a Chef goes often. We shared many small plates and each one was as good as the first, if not better. I atmosphere is very laid back and refreshing. I HIGHLY recommend if you find yourself in Titusville, do yourself a favor and stop by to have your socks blown off!
Written March 10, 2023
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Jean J
46 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Clean, lots of species, great way to spend the day, many activities to participate in for kids, lots of places to sit and observe people and exhibits.
Written March 8, 2023
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Susan P
Milwaukee14 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
So great to be able to walk right in without waiting in line! Left more time for us to enjoy the aquarium!
Written February 28, 2023
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,064 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Given the reputation (and the price), I expected a larger and more aesthetically appealing aquarium. There were definitely some high spots, but not enough to make this a 5 star aquarium. I did appreciate the areas that emphasized local aquatic life.
Written February 21, 2023
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Ingrid van Maarschalkerwaard
Barendrecht25 contributions
Feb 2023
Beautiful Aquarium with lots of different fishes, birds and other animals. Amazing to see.

Part of the entrance fee is used for improvement of sea and coral environment and other research.

Great job!
Written February 21, 2023
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Alexander
Fort Myers, FL8 contributions
Feb 2023
Spend a couple of hours visiting and learning in the aquarium. Convenient location, book on line to avoid the crowds and enjoy a well worth attraction
Written February 16, 2023
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The Florida Aquarium (Tampa) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

The Florida Aquarium admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $32.06, while a popular guided tour starts around $7.99 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