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The Florida Aquarium Press Releases

2/4/2016 Girls from underprivileged backgrounds to design, build, and deploy real underwater robots in breakthrough education program Mission: Tampa Bay
A group of teenage girls from Tampa will push the boundaries of exploration this weekend, controlling an undersea robot they built themselves as part of a new way of learning being pioneered in the Tampa Bay area.


1/28/2016 The Florida Aquarium Announces 2016 Making Waves Society Advisory Committee
The Florida Aquarium announced today the 2016 advisory committee for its young professionals group, the Making Waves Society. 


1/26/2016 The Florida Aquarium Releases 14 Rescued Sea Turtles at Canaveral National Seashore
The Florida Aquarium and their Center for Conservation Team released 14 rescued sea turtles at Canaveral National Seashore on the East Coast of Florida.


1/20/2016 The Florida Aquarium Receives an Award from Hillsborough County Schools for Outstanding STEM Participation
Each year the Hillsborough Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair recognizes an individual or organization in the community that demonstrates longstanding support of STEM education and the STEM Fair through activities that are above and beyond their own mission/vision. The Florida Aquarium is the 2016 recipient of the HR-STEM Friend of the Fair Award and will be highlighted at each of two Fair Awards Ceremonies on February 9th.  


11/5/2015 The Florida Aquarium Announces the Successful Completion of the Rising Tides Capital Campaign
The Florida Aquarium announces the successful completion of its $15M Rising Tides Capital Campaign.


8/4/2015 The Florida Aquarium Announces Historic Partnership with the National Aquarium of Cuba
The Florida Aquarium has signed a historic Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the National Aquarium of Cuba with a focus on coral conservation. 


6/25/2015 The Florida Aquarium and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Team Up for ZooQuarium Ticket
The Florida Aquarium and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo have teamed up to offer the best of land and sea with a new combo ticket to the two attractions known as the  ZooQuarium ticket.  


6/15/2015 The Florida Aquarium Launches Ripples of Life Fundraising Campaign
The Florida Aquarium announced a unique opportunity for guests to leave a lasting impression as well as donate to the Aquarium’s conservation and education programs. 


4/29/2015 The Florida Aquarium’s Octopuses Show their Playoff Support for the Tampa Bay Lighting
Sorry Red Wings Fans... our octopuses are Lightning Fans!
The Florida Aquarium’s resident octopuses showed their support for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this fun video which is a twist on the Detroit Red Wings “Legend of the Octopus”.


3/2/2015 The Florida Aquarium Splashes into its 20th Anniversary
The Florida Aquarium kicks off its 20th Anniversary with a splash...literally! The Aquarium’s Anniversary is on March 31st but starting the second week in March (March 9th) through the end of August, the Aquarium will be honoring its history with fun celebrations throughout the exhibits including a 20th Anniversary themed scavenger hunt and a celebration station filled with fun crafts and Aquarium memorabilia. Guest can also meet some of the Aquarium’s Animal Ambassadors throughout the exhibit paths, many of whom were orphaned or injured in the wild and given a second chance thanks to the their longstanding rescue and rehabilitation programs. 
In addition, the Aquarium has launched a new show as part of their 20th Anniversary. The interactive show called Secret Sea Life Superhero features real life ocean superheroes and immerses guests into a high-energy and fun-filled audience participation show where guests will learn more about the amazing sea life that calls our oceans home.
All the 20th Anniversary activities are included in the cost of admission and guests can join the fun on social media by using #FLAQturns20.

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