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“Tampa Aquarium”

The Florida Aquarium
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
Ranked #13 of 196 things to do in Tampa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Go from tree level to sea level while being entertained and educated at The Florida Aquarium! With more than 20,000 species 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. Be sure to make a stop at Stingray Beach where you can touch stingrays and sharks!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!
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“Tampa Aquarium”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

My family and I visit the Tampa Aquarium every year. We enjoy all the sea creatures and shows . The splash park is a big hit ,with its pirate ship and slides. Our children have an unforgettable time. If we lived closer ,we would have been there every day of the summer. It's a wonderful place !!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Kri J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A bit small and for this number of exhibits overprized”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you have visited some other aquarium style exhibits in zoos or parks there is nothing more to see. It is just the first floor which is the showcase. The ground area has some water pleasure and fun for kids. No exhibits outside!
Pro: a "touch the animal" exhibit where young kids can learn how it feels to touch a starfish or a sea cucumber.
Pro: the water fun zone for young kids
Con: price compared to what you get (don't forget the parking fee)

Visited September 2013
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Albertville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“visit to florida aquarium”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I nice good visit to a local attraction. Easy parking and ample room to roam at your leisure inside. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Stopped by the store and bought some mailing cards too.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jerry H
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Sag Harbor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun and reasonably priced”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

There is a splash pad so make sure to pack suits and towels for the little one. For the price, it's a fun aquarium but probably not an entire day's events, maybe half or a little more. There's also no where outside of the aquarium to walk around or eat, the eateries are all closed. We asked a security guard nearby and he gave us 2 recommendations and they were just okay.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

It was okay but certainly isn't the best or most impressive sea-life place I have been. The best part was the massive tank with the reefs and the sharks; the kids loved it.

Visited August 2013
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