Upcoming Events


20th Anniversary Celebration
March 9 - August 31, 2015

We've been swimming strong for decades! Starting on March 9, we're celebrating our history by way of fun, family-friendly activities and events throughout the Aquarium and our exhibits. Be sure to join us at the Aquarium and online to help ring in our 20th birthday celebration!

Social media users can use #FLAQturns20 to join the online conversation. Be sure to share your Aquarium experience with us!

20th Celebration Activities and Events:

New! Interactive Coral Reef Show
Aquarium Scavenger Hunt
Celebration Station with Activities
Surprise Bio Facts and Animal Interactions
Tango the Sea Turtle mascot

Join the celebration with us at the Aquarium and online!

World Oceans Day Weekend
June 6 & 7

We invite you to celebrate the ocean and everything it touches on World Oceans Day weekend at the Aquarium!

Explore and learn about a variety of habitats and why they’re important to us and the ocean through special activities and programs. You'll also discover what The Florida Aquarium is doing to help protect the ocean and the animals that call it home, and ways that you can help too! Enjoy special ocean-themed activities throughout the Aquarium and special presentations each day.


Extended Fun Thursdays
June 18 & 25
July (every Thursday)
August 6 & 13


The fun lasts even longer on Thursdays with extended hours – open until 6:30p.m.

Cost: $15 after 4p.m.

Cool off from the summer heat and get inches from amazing marine life from all over the world at The Florida Aquarium. Don’t forget to bring the kids’ swimsuits so they can splash away in Explore A Shore, our outdoor water adventure zone. Enjoy family friendly entertainment, dining options, and drinks while you soak in Florida's warm, summer nights by the Bay!


Independence Day Celebration 

July 3 & 4

It’s going to be a red, white and blue weekend at The Florida Aquarium with dazzling fireworks displays, family-friendly entertainment, and an all-American themed dinner menu!
Fireworks will take place at 9:15pm. 


Get the best seat on the Bay with a Fireworks Cruise!

Join us for the ultimate fireworks viewing experience with the best seats on the Bay aboard our Bay Spirit II catamaran! The boat departs from the Aquarium at 7:30pm for a sunset cruise, returning to the channel for the most spectacular views of the fireworks. The cruise includes a ticket for one drink and hors d'oeuvres. Admission to the Aquarium is also included with a Fireworks Cruise ticket.

The Aquarium will close at the conclusion of the fireworks show.

Fireworks Cruise Tickets:

$69 for General Admission (Adult& Child)

$59 for Aquarium Member (Adult & Child)

*Fireworks Cruise tickets only refundable as result of extreme weather or cruise cancellation.