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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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US$ 99.99*
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Swim with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium
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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” (177 reviews)
“dolphin cruise” (149 reviews)
“shark tank” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son is 21 months old and he could not get enough of this place! He just kept saying "whoaaaa" at everything. What I liked was that everything was at kid level or had little steps for kids to see things. They even had a...More

Thank Ashumz87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Florida Aquarium for the first time for a friends wedding. Wow They really don’t it right. The food was great. Staff was amazing.. Hetting married under the sea was a Great experience in itself

Thank paultU2802VL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Florida aquarium. There was good info about the marine animals. The kids loved the lemur feeding and the show and the splash pad.

Thank Jemcgill
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Aquarium is good for about a 2-hour maximum trip. The aquarium is clean and the fish and critters look well cared for. The tanks are lovely. There is a large emphasis on the wildlife in the local area. There were several stunning jellyfish tanks...More

Thank Tara Heagele
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is beautiful. The exhibits are amazing. We especially loved the leap-pad playground. It is all so well done!

Thank Bitty007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to aquariums all over the world. This is the best one, period. Time your visit to see the penguin feeding and other special events. Come early stay late— plenty to see and do. But bring your own food or take a lunch...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed spending the day at the aquarium. We got to see a lot of animals up and close. The 4D movies were exciting and we enjoyed seeing them. Love the effects.

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive for what you get. Read up before you go as it is not a true 'aquarium'. It is an educational and rehabilitation center - which is neat but requires you to explain quite a bit to kids. It's not an aquarium where you are...More

Thank richare06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nicely done. However my very active grandson quickly tired of looking at fish. He needs more interactive exhibits. Only spent about an hour and a half.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Florida aquarium after our cruise due to a late flight. The aquarium was a short walk from the pier and they hold your luggage for you which was great. The aquarium is very nice, if not a little small....More

Thank Thomas M
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Whitney L
8 January 2018|
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Response from ltthorpe | Reviewed this property |
SORRY that i did n ot get back to you sooner, however, I usually do not go back up to check out alerts on Trip Advisor. If she just turned 1 yr old I do not believe she would enjoy it or understand it. I would wait a few... More
Crispy C
18 October 2017|
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Response from Daytona_Mac | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to go from the Aquarium to the Marion Transfer center, and from there to the Westshore Plaza Transfer Center. The Aquarium is on the light rail line, and the Tampa bus routes. You can get a map of the... More
19 September 2017|
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Response from Marek_Zyskowski | Reviewed this property |
If you are with Children 2 hours is enough. If there is some kind of activity you can stay longer.