Florida Aquarium Location, Hours and Charitable Ticket Donation Requests

Come experience The Florida Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the country and a premier family destination in downtown Tampa!
Florida Aquarium Location & Hours


Daily Aquarium Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Splash Pad Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Parking is $6 per day.


Please no outside food or drink.


We are located Downtown Tampa at Channelside. Visitors to the Aquarium can also take advantage of all there is to do in the Channel district. Channelside has unique shops and restaurants and is within walking distantce to our Aquarium.


Take a stroll on the waterfront and watch the Port of Tampa at work, or see a concert, watch a fast paced hockey game, or relax over a quiet dinner.


The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-273-4000


Google Map or Directions

Charitable Ticket Donation Request


The Florida Aquarium's donation policy is for 2 (two) general admission tickets ($49 value) good for one year from the date of the event. We apologize, but are unable to donate to schools or churches simply because of the sheer number of them.

All donation requests must be within the State of Florida and all requests must include their organizations 501(c) or Tax ID.

Please note: Requests must come from licensed, nonprofit organizations. We are unable to fill requests from individuals. Due to the tremendous volume of inquiries received, limited resources make it impossible to satisfy all that ask for and merit assistance. A majority of the Aquarium's annual operating budget is dependent upon earned revenue, so it is necessary for the Aquarium to limit the number of complimentary admission tickets distributed each year. Aquarium staff is unable to return phone calls or expedite requests concerning ticket donations. However, it is our intention that every application will be acknowledged with a response by email.