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The Florida Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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“dolphin cruise”(167 reviews)
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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 via mobile

Simple aquarium. Glad I bought discounted tickets, because not worth the full price. Kids would enjoy, most everything visible without having to pick them up to see. Very old setup, pretty dirty, in general. No big displays, other than one large aquarium.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank goldiloxflorida
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit at the aquarium! Especially loved the up close encounter with the local penguins! Has animals of all walks for anyone to enjoy. Food and drink options are plentiful as well as an outdoor waterpark for the kids.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought the place was great. Spent at least 2 1/2 hours there. We felt the place was right sized for or grandsons. Interesting enough to capture their interest and nothing that was so large where they were frightened. It’s not SeaWorld. So don’t set...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GMichael2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were some interesting marine life exhibits. There was only one otter swimming around in the tank. Two might have added more playfulness to watch. The shark tank was disappointing as we noticed only one decent size shark. Expected to see an octopus, but there...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the dolphin cruise first. Unfortunately did not capture any dolphins out for a swim. Cruise was informative and pleasant. The aquarium was awesome. Many little creatures to see, especially enjoyed the large sea animals, turtles, otters, sharks.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hannelore23
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time at Florida Aquarium. Lots to see! Great exhibits. No big marine life, but very nice aquarium. Enjoyed!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank OnAir729803
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Florida Aquarium is set up in such a way that by moving through the exhibits on the suggested "route", you can see everything and not feel like you missed something. I loved the Wetlands display best.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing set up , this place is very family friendly . Many huge tanks that have sharks and fish and etc all together !! The manatee and the huge grouper was my favorite !! Bring your kids or leave them at the hotel it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank reddjones247
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent knowledge of sea life with staff, informative, clean, exhibits are excellent and saw some species we've never seen before. Great for adults & kids!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank bonnie8205
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyment will greatly be determined by how busy the aquarium is when you visit. We’ve been here many times before so didn’t feel like we needed to get there early. Going at the end of the day paid off allowing us to look at a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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14 July 2019|
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Response from TomD0711 | Reviewed this property |
The FLA Aquirium Code of Conduct states children under age 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. If you are 15 you should be OK. It's on there website.
Elaine F
29 March 2019|
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Response from slorettao | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lemurs. Special Madagascar exhibit about the whole ecosystem, not just sea life. The lemurs are highly entertaining by the way!
22 December 2018|
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Response from 371pjn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We had to leave and come back. The museum stamps your hand so you can re-enter.