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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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+1 813-273-4000
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along...

This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.

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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

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Small But Packed With Animals

The Florida Aquarium is a rather nice aquarium located at the port of Tampa Bay. Right off the bat we received a AAA membership discount. The first exhibit we visited was located... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rockford, Michigan
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Based on our visits to other major aquariums, we were very pleased with the number, size and diversity of species, and the "up close and personal" nature of the displays. This was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day.

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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was alot of fun there. Something fun to do on a rainy day. Alot of kids, but thats known before hand. Price was ok $24 a person.

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Rocky Point, New York
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We needed something to do since it rained. It was fairly easy to get to, right next to the cruise ship in Tampa. It was all inside. There were very shows. We walked through in about 1 1/2 hours. Never saw any penguins or dolphins. Part of it was closed but there were no discounts. This aquarium is so much... More 

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Shelby twp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Florida Aquarium was small, but rather nice. A bit pricy, but if you are going, order your tickets online before hand to avoid the line at the door. We loved the Lemurs and the Sea Horses!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the aquarium on a Wednesday afternoon. There was a good crowd, but not crowded enough to get in the way of seeing all of the exhibits. We had a BLAST. The coral reef exhibit was huge and had an awesome variety of fish! They even had owls and monkeys. We will definitely be back... More 

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Maybrook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family of 5 had a wonderful time visiting this little treasure in Tampa. There is so much to see, but you have enough time to do it all in one day. We went on a Wednesday, and it wasn't crowded; but, there was a good turnout. Unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us to go the boat tour, but we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Knowledgeable and helpful staff ready to assist and help you. Reasonable prices in gift shop. Check it out! Amazing displays.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium was a little small compared to others we've been to, but it was well-maintained and clean, fun and interesting. We enjoyed seeing (and petting!) a penguin, being able to touch things like stingrays, but the best part of the trip was being able to dive with sharks. A special mention to Spencer who was patient and helpful as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Florida Aquarium is a rather nice aquarium located at the port of Tampa Bay. Right off the bat we received a AAA membership discount. The first exhibit we visited was located in the large glass bubble visible from outside. It houses exotic birds, river otters, and alligators. There is also an exhibit located above that featuring chameleons, geckos, and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium is perhaps on the small side, but it is very well laid out, well maintained, and with some very interesting tanks and fish on display. I am not sure what I expected, but this definitely exceeded my expectations. We spend about 2 hours here and I was very happy with the experience and would certainly recommend this aquarium.

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