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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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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” (170 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-273-4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here and did the penguin tour. It was excellent. Got to pet and hold penguins. Learned a lot from our guide. The aquarium itself is top notch and has a lot to see.

Thank Teakwo23
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is great for all ages. My daughters loves looking at all the fish. She could spend hours on hours just looking at all the different kinds of fish.

Thank cheryl b
Reviewed 3 days ago

Super kid friendly, super entertaining, super nice people who work there! What a great way to spend a day with the kids having fun and learning! Go!

Thank SickofStupidity
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to expend the day exploring and just chill with your love ones. Love this Aquarium and the area

Thank Bethzaida C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We traveled here from Palm Harbor to because we had tickets for the Dolphin Caruise. Upon arrival, we were informed that the boat had "mechanical problems" so he would be staying on dry land today. Since our tickets included the Aquarium, we spent a few...More

Thank SixcDogTeam
Reviewed 5 days ago

Variety of unexpected attractions such as beaver observation through glass-they were playing and happy! Birds so close you could see every detail! Very clean and well run facility.

Thank momoloca
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the addition of the 4D theater and the splash pad. Awesome opportunities to get very close to aquatic life!

Thank Daine A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our kids here for Veteran's Day. It was a good outing. Save yourself a few bucks and park in the parking lot adjacent to the facility. You'll have an extra 2-4 minute walk but you'll save $4. The place is wheelchair accessible. Active...More

Thank Yves J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit aquariums in almost every city we visit that has an aquarium. This one is above average. Relatively expensive, as are most aquariums. Place can be busy and noisey during weekdays with large school groups Exhibits are nice. Plenty to see. No singular standouts.

Thank roadwarrior96
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the aquarium and next thing i knew i was on a boat looking for dolphin, its is a wonderful aquarium, alot to do and look at also has a large gift shoppe

Thank Christine F
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Crispy C
17 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.