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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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Fun time!

We took our boys (ages 8 and 11) to the aquarium and they really enjoyed it! There were lots of different types of sea life around and the hands on, "petting" exhibits were a hit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Norwalk, Ohio
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our 12 month old daughter here and had a great time. I will say it is a little pricy but the money was well spent. My daughter loved the floor to ceiling aquarium and the walk through the wetlands ( they had free flying birds). We spent a good 2 hours walking through and checking everything out. They... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our boys (ages 8 and 11) to the aquarium and they really enjoyed it! There were lots of different types of sea life around and the hands on, "petting" exhibits were a hit! My boys really enjpyed their time here. We were able to see the entire place in about 1.5 to 2 hours. It was time well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very beautiful place. I have a friend that volunteers in the shark tank. They take very good care if their animals and plants.

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Thank B W
Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice aquarium with interesting attractions. It took us about 2 hours to see everything, and we didn't rush. Could have more activities for the kids, but they enjoyed viewing all the attractions. Not sure if we will need to visit again though.

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Thank Mark S
Coldwater, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was just an average aquarium. I felt they could have had more things. I don't plan to go back again. Is next to the cruise ship harbor.

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Thank tyedye49036
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lara did a great job! Guests went on and on about what a unique ceremony! Food was great-incredible how quickly the staff prepares everything after closing to public. Cannot express how cool it was to have the big tank as the ceremony backdrop-awesome!!!!

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Thank KriskaM63
Stevens Point Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice aquarium. This is not a large aquarium and will be about an 1 and 1/2 visit. It was clean and nice to see the animals just not a lot of shows or activities to take part in.

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Thank Tiffanyann
Munhall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Florida Aquarium is pretty amazing. There are all kinds of different sea animals that live there. The best part, however, was the lemurs. When we were there, they were performing behavior training exhibits with the employees and everyone loved it. If you like sea animals, then the Florida Aquarium is the place for you.

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Thank PittsburghMan19
Grenville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time with grand kids. Beautiful aquarium with lots to see. The kids also enjoyed a water park out side that is encluded in the price.

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Thank anibor1956
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great aquarium with an awesome collection of jellyfish. Lots to see and do, great for families, seniors and dates! The main aquarium is spectacular with an impressive collection of sealife including sharks, stingrays, fish and great looking marine life. Its easy to walk around, they have a nice place to get munchies, a fun outdoor area for kiddies to paddle... More 

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