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The Florida Aquarium

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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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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 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!
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“sea life” (184 reviews)
“dolphin cruise” (155 reviews)
“shark tank” (78 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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"sea life"
in 184 reviews
"dolphin cruise"
in 155 reviews
"shark tank"
in 78 reviews
"touch tank"
in 67 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
in 46 reviews
"few hours"
in 134 reviews
"splash pad"
in 108 reviews
"rainy day"
in 115 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 55 reviews
"boat ride"
in 61 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 75 reviews
"gift shop"
in 112 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 77 reviews
"great for kids"
in 63 reviews
"all ages"
in 161 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 64 reviews
"whole family"
in 59 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this aquarium. Well worth the money. Fun for adults and kids. Great exhibits with lots of fish and other animals. Wonderful gift shop. You can see the animals working with trainers, touch sting rays, and watch a show as part of museum entrance cost....More

Thank Justine B
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Reviewed yesterday

Best Aquarium I’ve ever visited. Very educational and well structured. The staff is very friendly and professional.

Thank pbjprops
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do with our Grand children (2 & 5) indoor and thought of the Aquarium. It turned out to be a very good idea. We went on a Friday at about 10am and it was packed. The exhibit were very...More

Thank Agjaz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was great for my 10m old daughter. She was able to interact with the fish and had a great time

Thank Russel G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have small children this may be ok but for what we paid we were expecting more! We were in and out in less than an hour. That was with looking at everything. The only thing we didn’t do is the 4d movie. We...More

Thank Marsha N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice aquarium and you can add on the dolphin cruise for about $20. Lots of hands on stuff for kids to do.

Thank Becky F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to numerous aquariums, and this one was not the best. They have your typical aquatic animals, but with no special features. The manatee exhibit was closed which was a big disappointment. Definitely not worth the money

Thank mamabug7
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughters love the camps during the summer. They (camps) are very hard to get into & this year we planned ahead and they got to see more different camps! Great group of young people taking care of the camps too. Regular visits are a...More

Thank depbrowns
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had some time to visit the aquarium after our cruise. The aquarium is literally right next to the cruise port in Tampa. The aquarium stored our luggage for free while we enjoyed the day. It’s a smaller aquarium but we had lots of fun....More

Thank mbg09270
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful aquarium with a lot to do and for extra money you can add on things to your day of adventure. There is a lot of interactive shows and games. I read that they are a reciprocal for zoos and other aquariums...More

Thank JenCat20
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David H
8 July 2018|
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Response from BladeGuy603 | Reviewed this property |
We did it in about 2 hours, depending on how much you stop and watch or read everything.
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Richard F
27 March 2018|
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Response from philangie6370 | Reviewed this property |
We did see that there was some street parking but we were not able to find any open spots. We parked at the aquarium for $6.
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Tammy J
14 March 2018|
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot beside the Aquarium. You do have to pay a small fee for parking, $6.00. This parking is very convenient to the facility and is where we parked both times that we have been there. Visit their... More
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