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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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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

Pretty nice aquarium and pretty easy to find. Enjoyed seeing the different (salt and fresh) fish. Really enjoyed the big salt tank. Buy your tickets online and get a 2 dollar off deal.

Thank THEKID_7
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was in Tampa for a business trip and decided to visit the aquarium. I think if I had had kids with me, it would have been a better experience as there are a lot of children's activities. If you decide to go, don't let...More

Thank ZeeAviatrix
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tnis aquarium was a great experience. We could of spent days there exoring and learning. Parking was not bad actually very easy. The aquarium was clean and all animal display were neat andclean. Animals looked well cared for. The experienced staff was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Malphurs0229
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have never spent more than 3 or 4 hours at the aquarium and definitely saw everything there. I would not plan a whole day visit. Also, we usually eat lunch there too. It's so much fun to play with the rays and the guide...More

Thank wdwmk2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the aquarium on a Friday around noon, and I'm glad we did! My kids (ages 11, 8 and 5) thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did we. It was surprisingly larger than I expected. Highlights for my kids were the sharks, huge grouper,...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking next to the aquarium, even if the sat nav was getting confused! There was a special price for admission after hurricane Irma, so we thought we would visit again. We have been a number of times in the past, and there was...More

Thank Kvukwt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a fun experience with kids. A little pricey but if you plan ahead you can probably find a coupon. Outside there is a splash pad for kids. The gift shop is where they get you. $20 for a towel and $10 for a tiny...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed taking my Grandson. Hes 9 months old and was fascinated with all the fish and pretty lighting. He couldn't take his eyes away from the theater viewing area. Its a great getaway for a couple of hours and a lil education on of...More

Thank JacqueMike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the day our cruise ended. They stored our suitcases while we toured the aquarium. Great exhibits.

Thank annieo62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always hate leaving crappy reviews but wish I would've read one before I visited. I tried the FL Aquarium 2x over the years and we just didn't like it at all. Very little to do, slow, boring, waste of money in my opinion and...More

Thank allisonb859
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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 davelI8208UH | Reviewed this property |
Three hours should do it
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.