The Florida Aquarium

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Presented by Florida Aquarium at Florida Aquarium, Tampa FL

The Florida Aquarium

Go from tree level to sea level while being entertained and educated at The Florida Aquarium! With more than 20,000 animals 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!

Want to get an even more immersive Aquarium experience? Take the plunge to swim or dive with our Sand Tiger Sharks or with thousands of colorful fishes with our Swim with the Fishes program. (You must be six years or older to swim with the fishes and 15 years or older to swim with the sharks). Have you ever seen a penguin up-close? Meet our African Penguin colony with Penguins: Backstage Pass! Get the chance to touch them or see them swim and play. (An additional charge is required for this encounter).

After exploring all the exhibits inside, come aboard our 72-foot Wild Dolphin Cruise catamaran for a 75-minute excursion around Tampa Bay to see wild dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat. (Reservations and an additional charge are required for the Wild Dolphin Cruise.)

Also outside is our new outdoor water adventure zone, The Splash Pad, where children can splash away while parents relax with views of the Bay and enjoy numerous food options at Café Ray. With over 20,000 sea creatures, there is a sea of excitement waiting for you at The Florida Aquarium.


General Admission Tickets – Experience one of the top Aquariums in the country with over 20,000 amazing sea creatures. Buy online and save!

Combination Tickets – Visit the Aquarium and add an exciting experience like a Wild Dolphin Cruise or Behind the Scenes Tour to your trip with our special combo tickets.

Tampa Bay CityPASS – Visit The Florida Aquarium and other top attractions in the Tampa Bay Area including Busch Gardens with this special combo pass. Buy online and skip the lines.

Annual Pass Membership – Continue your adventure year-round and save by becoming an Aquarium Annual Pass Member today! Enjoy FREE parking, discounts throughout the Aquarium and more.

Group Tickets – Groups of 15 or more, book a special group rate in advance and save.

Dive & Swim Programs – Programs available for certified and non-certified divers. Immerse yourself in one of these incredible programs.

Contact: (813) 273-4000


Additional time info:

Open daily – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602


On-site parking. Parking fee applies.


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