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The Florida Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
from US$ 24.65*
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
from US$ 24.65*
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin cruise”(154 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 July 2004

we were pleasantly surprised at this aquarium, where we went just before a late afternoon flight back to ny. we went there on 4th of july weekend and as soon as we got there, there was a huge line we had to wait in. fortunately,...More

21  Thank nypenman
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Went with 5 children (13, 10, 6, 4, 2) and 4 adults. It started out badly when we had to pay $6 to park 1/4 mile aware from the entrance and there was no easy way to get to the building. (One of the adults...More

8  Thank BeckDuer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium was lot of fun for the family. Great family deals. Unfortunately the weekends do get busy leading to long wait times and making it fitfully to find a good parking place. Also the food there is costly. However, the kids loved the splash...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed yesterday

This aquarium is apparently among the 10 best int he US, but I was quite underwhelmed. The aquarium's exhibits did not take long, the hallways were narrow which made it quite crowded (don't go here on the weekend like I did - it was nuts)...More

Thank AddieHeidenDK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé took our sun there for his birthday on a Saturday. It was so crazy busy we can barely walk around and look at stuff . There's definitely some good stuff to look at and it would've been a lot better if...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some family that was visiting and we loved it. It had been a few years since I had been as well and it was great to see they had made a few additions. It took us about two hours to explore the entire facility...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun here. Really enjoyed the mangrove and bird exhibits. Petting the rays was a hoot. Liked the invertebrates, especially the jellyfish. Great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank chezbuc
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's what my 2 grandsons said when we were leaving last week! We are annual membership and go at least once a quarter! So after visiting several times in their life it is evident it just keeps getting better and better! Thank you Aquarium staff!

Thank Jimmye H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time at the aquarium!! Happened to get there on a Sunday around the same time 2 ships were embarking/debarking passengers so it took 30 - 45 minutes to get to the parking garage. There was no line to get in and...More

Thank V W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium as a whole. We were there for a couple of hours and found there was plenty to keep us occupied and interested. The best part was the huge tank, very relaxing vibe.

Thank DER65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice well kept aquarium. Much to see. The kids water park area is a hit with the little ones, and some adults. Indoor and outdoor seating for the grab n go restaurant. Ask if any discounts are on for that day. We got in free...More

Thank V D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The layout was easy, the facility was clean, the animals seemed as happy as caged animals can. It was really a good experience overall. I would return if I’m in Florida again!

Thank Janell W
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trisha j
8 September 2018|
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Response from EHScott | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s the same number your zoo pass is for. Our reciprocal zoo pass is a membership for 4, so we got 4 tickets at 50% off.
Diane B
30 July 2018|
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Response from TMSTZ12 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the Aquarium. I believe it’s $6 to park.
Jenni H
30 July 2018|
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Response from Agjaz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It will be inspected.