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The Florida Aquarium
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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Swim with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium
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Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
Ranked #13 of 197 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 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!
Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Florida aquarium is a great place to visit. Traveling with kids ranging from 2-9 it had something for everyone. There were tons of tanks and many opportunities to touch the animals. With all the shows offered as well, you could easily spend hours there just wandering around.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We finished our visit to the aquarium in approx. 25 min. We were quite disappointed that there wasn't more to see. I wouldn't recommend spending $22 per person plus parking to see it. The outside area could be fun for kids in the summer time.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Loved the seahorses. Sharks were fascinating as were the turtles. Dolphin cruise a disappointment. food court expensive. Overall a good experience

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Sea horses have always intrigued me and the Florida aquarium has magical looking ones. There has always been a crowd when I attended the Aquarium and I haven't been in awhile. Even though I use a walker, we usually manage to cover almost all of the things that we want to see.
I hope to go there again sometime.

Thank Edie481
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We are annual members of the aquarium and we go about 2-3 times per month! My children never get bored and are always excited to see the new additions to the tanks as well as the new displays! The touch tank is their favorite, and we usually spend the majority of our time petting the sting rays! The splash pad is the BEST i have ever been to and there is no additional charge to use it! They have private cabanas to change, which makes it very easy to get the children ready to go!

1  Thank Jewell C
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