NOTICE: Our Explore A Shore kids' outdoor water play area is closed for renovations and will reopen in Spring 2016. 


Discover more with Evening Tide Talks!

Please join us for our complimentary lecture series, featuring world renowned scientists, photographers, explorers, researchers and more while enjoying complimentary food, beer, and wine at The Florida Aquarium!

For a listing of all 2015/2016 Tide Talks speakers, please click here.

We are proud to partner with the Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network! For on-demand videos of past speakers, visit


2015-2016 Evening Tide Talks Program Schedule

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

5:45 p.m.: Complimentary Reception

Vinik Room, 2nd Floor, The Florida Aquarium

6:15 p.m.: Evening Tide Talks Featured Presentation
Vinik Room, 2nd Floor, The Florida Aquarium


Click here to RSVP for the upcoming Tide Talk.

For questions and additional information, please call Reservations at (813) 273-4015.


Our Upcoming Evening Tide Talks Featured Presenter

Wednesday, February 24th 2016
Dr. Jane Brockmann, Professor Emeritus, Dept.
Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Horseshoe Crabs: Biology and Conservation of a Living Fossil
The American Horseshoe Crab is a species that saw the dinosaurs come and go. Their blood is a valuable tool in biomedicine, their eyes have revealed how visual systems work, and they provide a critical food source for endangered species. For over 25 years, Dr. Jane Brockmann and her colleagues have studied the life history and reproductive behavior of Florida horseshoe crabs. Retired since 2011, she continues to conduct research on horseshoe crabs and to consult with policy makers. She is the author of more than 75 journal articles and book chapters and co-author of two books including The American Horseshoe Crab, the most authoritative resource on horseshoe crab biology.