The Florida Aquarium
A group of fish swimming at the Florida Aquarium, Tampa
A group of fish swimming at the Florida Aquarium, Tampa

The Florida Aquarium Tours and Tickets

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Located in downtown Tampa between two cruise ship terminals and along the free streetcar route, The Florida Aquarium houses more than 9,000 animals within a 200,000-square-foot (18,500-square-meter) facility in Tampa Bay. The entire family will enjoy this aquarium, which offers nine unique habitats, an outside water adventure zone for children, and on-site café with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33602

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What are people saying about The Florida Aquarium

Jose_C, Oct 2023
Peaceful day
The place was super clean, excellent place to take your kids and have a very good time. Employees where knowledgeable of ever I ask and very detailed information about their area.
nubia_l, Aug 2023
My kids and I love it...
My kids and I love it everything in there ! The place is clean. Food is good decorations beautiful very recommend yesterday was amazing experience we coming back for sure
Prudence_T, Sep 2023
A fun place
The Florida Aquarium is a fun place to spend a few hours. There are a lot of interactive and visual displays.
Robert_L, Oct 2023
Great day!
Tickets were cheaper going through Viator and we walked right in! It was a pleasant day and very handicap accessible.
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Q:How much is parking at The Florida Aquarium?
A:Park for $10 a day at the City of Tampa parking lot north of the Aquarium at Channelside Drive. Payment can be made at pay stations or via ParkMobile, Passport, or PaybyPhone apps. There are several other nearby paid parking garages, as well.
Q:Do you need to book tickets to the Florida Aquarium in advance?
A:Yes. Online reservations with 30-minute time slots are required, though a small number are available at the box office. Advance entry tickets allow you to select your preferred time, and are cheaper than day-of tickets. While tickets are non-refundable, they can be exchanged for a different date and time.
Q:Can you bring a backpack into the Florida Aquarium?
A:Yes, you can bring backpacks into the Florida Aquarium. However, all bags are subject to a security search at the entrance. While there are no restrictions on size, there are also no lockers or luggage rooms for backpacks, so avoid bringing backpacks that are uncomfortable to carry.
Q:How long does it take to see everything at the Florida Aquarium?
A:While you can see just about everything at the Florida Aquarium in around two hours, you can also spend an entire day, especially if traveling with kids. Allow more time if you are joining special experiences, such as the 1-hour SeaTREK underwater experience and the 75-minute Wild Dolphin Cruise.
Q:Is the Florida Aquarium inside or outside?
A:Most of the Florida Aquarium is indoors (with air conditioning), though a few areas are outside. Outdoor exhibits include the Penguin Pavilion, the summer-only Raptors! experience on the roof, and a splash pad and play area. The Wild Dolphin Cruise takes place on a boat that goes around Tampa Bay.
Q:Are cameras or video cameras allowed at the Florida Aquarium?
A:Yes. Cameras and video cameras are allowed at the Florida Aquarium for personal use. Commercial use of photos and footage requires permission from the Aquarium. A small underwater camera, without flash or strobe lights, is permitted for the SeaTREK underwater experience, unless the guide decides it's unsafe.