Upcoming Events


Easter Fun at the Aquarium

April 18-20, 2014

The Easter Bunny is hopping, or rather DIVING his way into The Florida Aquarium Easter weekend and this year he brought his Mermaid friends. Don’t miss the (SCUBA certified) Easter Bunny diving at The Florida Aquarium’s  Coral Reef Gallery  and special appearances by our Mermaids. There will be an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Picnic and you can get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! It’s going to be a hoppin good time!


SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival

May 3, 2014

Join us for the 13th Annual SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival at The Florida Aquarium. Enjoy an elegant evening benefiting the Aquarium's youth education and conservation programs. Guests will become immersed in our unique aquatic environment while sampling fine wine and savory food from premier local restaurants. Tickets on sale now! Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Shark-Con at The Tampa Convention Center

May 3 - 4, 2014

The Florida Aquarium is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Shark-Con at the Tampa Convention Center.

The goal of Shark-Con is to raise awareness for shark and ocean conservation. The convention hopes to educate, entertain, and inform the general public about how important sharks and the ocean are to our world.

To learn more about Shark-Con and purchase tickets visit www.shark-con.com

Mother's Day Weekend

May 10-11, 2014

A mother’s love is priceless. This Mother’s Day treat mom to a sea of memories that she will never forget. Introduce her to our cute and playful otters and over 20,000 other amazing sea creatures. Moms can enjoy FREE admission on May 10 – 11, 2014 with the purchase of a full paid admission. Redeem this offer at The Florida Aquarium's onsite box office on May 10th & 11th.

Carnaval del Mar

May 17-18, 2014

Experience the culture and atmosphere Carnaval del Mar! Colorful costumes, stilt walkers, acrobats, capoeira dancers, hula hoop performers, and oversized sea creatures entertain carnaval guests throughout the day with audience participation encouraged.
Learn all about sea life by participating in an adventurous scavenger hunt throughout the Aquarium and you can even learn to dance from professional dancers and join in on the carnaval style parade. Join us in animal meet and greets throughout the day where you can encounter some very interesting animals.


Day of Discovery at The Florida Aquarium

A special event for children with sensory disabilities and their families.

May 24, 2014
8:00AM - 9:30AM

Experience The Florida Aquarium with special programming, animal experiences, lights and sounds, for children and families with special needs. Your admission ticket from Day of Discovery will also let you stay for normal operating hours starting at 9:30am; including Explore A Shore, our zero-depth water play area.

Aquarium Members Free
Non Members $5.00 before event
$8.00 day of event

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please call 813-273-4030


Father's Day Weekend

June 14-15, 2014

It’s any father’s dream come true. Over 20,000 fish in one place! So give dad the ultimate gift and make his day truly memorable. Dads get in FREE on June 14th -15th with the purchase of a full paid admission. Redeem this offer at The Florida Aquarium's onsite box office on June 14th & 15th.