The Splash Pad, our outdoor kids' water play area, will close at 11:45am on Thursday, Dec. 8th and 4:00pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Upcoming Events


Santa Visits the Aquarium (select Saturdays in December)
11/26; 12/3; 12/10; 12/17; 12/21; 12/22


 


Come visit Santa at the Aquarium and see his diving elves in our exhibits throughout the day! Photo opportunities with Santa happen from 10:30am-1:30pm*

*Santa photos are not included with Aquarium admission. Additional charges apply. Dates and activities are subject to change. The Aquarium is closed December 25. 


 



Breakfast with Santa
December 10, 8-9:30am




The holidays are here and Santa has added The Florida Aquarium to his list of destinations! 

Enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa and special visits from our resident animal ambassadors. Photo ops with Santa will be available!*
 
Space is limited. $34.95 adult: non-members; $15.95 adult Members; $20.95 child non-members, and $12.95 child Members and includes admission for non-members. Children two years of age and younger are free! For more information please call 813-273-4030. Click here to purchase tickets.


*Santa photos are not included with Aquarium admission. Additional charges apply. Dates and activities are subject to change. The Aquarium is closed December 25. 



Lighted Boat Parade 
December 18; 6:30-8:15pm


 


Join us aboard our Bay Spirit II for the Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Boat Parade of Lights! Our 72-foot catamaran will be decked out with holiday lights and decor with complimentary coffee and desserts! The holiday events along the Riverwalk begin at Rick's on the River and end at Channelside / American Victory Ship!

Click here to purchase tickets.

Click here to learn more about the parade and route.





Snow Days at the Aquarium
December 26-31, 12-5pm







Have a flurry of fun in our outdoor kids' play area with real snow! Happening Dec. 26-31 from noon to 5pm daily.



Aqua Eve

December 31, 9:00pm-1:00am



Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash at The Florida Aquarium’s Aqua Eve! Enjoy live music, food, wine and a fireworks show on the Bay! Click here to learn more.




Taste of the Championship
January 8, 2017, 7-10pm





Attendees of the Taste of the Championship sample gourmet food and beverages representing geographic regions from around the country while taking in undersea sights at The Florida Aquarium. Proceeds from the event support the College Football Playoff Foundation. Click here to learn more or purchase tickets.