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The Florida Aquarium

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701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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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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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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“dolphin cruise” (143 reviews)
“sea life” (172 reviews)
“shark tank” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice aquarium, very educational. Maybe a bit smaller, but still very clean and well maintained. Great parking near by. Employees very helpful. Outdoor playground for kids is a great addendum to a place. So glad we visited.

Thank ladihajms
Reviewed yesterday

We (me, my husband, daughter, son-in-law and 18 month old grandson), just visited the Florida Aquarium this past Saturday. It was great seeing our grandson really look at all the animals. There are plenty of viewing areas right at his eye level and of course...More

Thank Adriane P
Reviewed yesterday

I was able to visit this location on my trip to Tampa in July of 2017. It was a lot of fun and educational.

Thank HarmonyS76
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well maintained something not to be missed. Regret not having more time to go at a slow pace. Underwater life well presented.

Thank Gurunath K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can see the entire Aquarium in 2 hours. There is a nice Stingray tank. It's just okay. The Wetland exhibit is rather smelly.

Thank becky t
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 6 year old nephew and we were very impressed. We had read bad reviews of the aquarium, but decided to try anyway. I'm so glad we did. It is on a smaller scale, but has great exhibits that pertain to Florida. Very...More

Thank JenFL71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are vacationing in Tampa with your family, one of the best places for the whole family to enjoy is to visit the Florida Acquarium near the port of Tampa.

Thank Ernie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had 5hrs to kill between the time that my cruise docked and my flight back home. The Aquarium was beautiful. The staff was very helpful and well educated in their assigned areas. Food here is extremely overpriced but other than that, it's a bargain...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting with some family and decided to go here as something to do. The set up was very nice and unique compared to other aquariums I've been to. It was very nice and nice atmosphere. Many different animals to see and interactive exhibits. Great for...More

Thank beachgal7546
FLAquarium, Manager at The Florida Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us in sunny Tampa!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Florida Aquarium is a nice place to visit in the Channelside area. There are nice displays, and a lot of interesting fish, fowl and plants. There is also a play area children will enjoy, especially on hot, summer days.

Thank Peggy B
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19 September 2017|
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent 2 hours there and got to see pretty much everything.
6 May 2017|
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Response from Marlene G | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. Call them direct and speak with someone about it. Don't just listen to their recorded message. With construction, the weather may cause delays.
6 May 2017|
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Response from FLAquarium | Property representative |
Hello! And, thank you for your inquiry. The Splash Pad and our newly constructed and renovated outdoor plaza will open on June 16, 2017.

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