Explore the Aquarium

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Things to Do

Come face to face with a penguin, dive with sharks, swim with fishes or take a Wild Dolphin Ecotour out on to Tampa Bay aboard the Bay Spirit II during your visit. Learn more.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Start with Wetlands under the impressive glass dome, then enter Bays & Beaches where colorful fish and stingrays live in the shallow coastal waters. Next dive in to the Coral Reef gallery and explore an undersea kaleidoscope of fish. Finally, feel the energy of Ocean Commotion! See more.

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Before You Visit

Before you arrive at The Florida Aquarium for a day of fun at Tampa's best aquatic destination, take a look at some important information including Directions, Hours and Dining options. Enjoy!

 

Plan Your Visit

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    Explore A Shore

    Explore A Shore, The Florida Aquarium's 2-acre outdoor water adventure zone, lets the kids cool off while parents relax under the shade of the Cantina bar and grill. Watery waves, slippery slides, gushing geysers and an assortment of animal models are just a few of the attractions for the kids. Toddlers will enjoy sand castles, little slides and giant sea creature figures as they play in Shipwreck Shore. Please note: On Friday, October 10th, Explore A Shore will be closing at 3:30pm in preparation for our fundraising event that evening. 

     

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    See Wild Dolphins in Tampa Bay

    The Wild Dolphin Cruise at The Florida Aquarium earned Dolphin SMART recognition in 2011, after successfully demonstrating responsible viewing and advertising of dolphins in the wild and educating patrons on the importance of dolphin conservation. Guests can view wild dolphins aboard the 72-foot, powered catamaran, the Bay Spirit II.

     

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    Become Immersed in Guest Dive Programs

    Guests 6 and older can Swim with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium and certified SCUBA divers 15 and older can get face to face with massive sharks in the aquarium's largest exhibit during Dive with the Sharks! These immersive dive programs allow guests to experience these amazing aquatic ecosystems first hand and actually become part of the exhibit!