In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the Aquarium will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9:30a.m. 


Field Trips at The Florida Aquarium

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Opening Eyes to the World Outside! With the recent opening of our dynamic new Carol J. and Barney Barnett Learning Center, you can immerse yourself in themed interactive rooms unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Whether you’re taking a simulated dive into the open ocean, or marveling at a giant oak tree, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a whole new world while you engage in hands-on science and exploration.


Field Trip General Admission Tickets (Group minimum is 15):


September-March:                               $8 per student*

April-August:                                        $9 per student*

*Special rates for Hillsborough County Title One schools


Onsite Program Tickets

September - March

Admission & Interactive Program $9
Admission & Lab Program $11
Admission, Program, & Lab $12    
Admission & Behind the Scenes Tour $11 

April - August

Admission & Interactive Program $10
Admission & Lab Program $12
Admission, Program, & Lab $13
Admission & Behind the Scenes Tour $12


To ensure the safetely of our guests, and because of limited capacity, admission to Explore A Shore is not permitted for any field trip groups.

Scheduling A Fieldtrip

image descriptionStep One: Choose Your Program & Date
Read over AquaVentures and submit this simple form. Our programs are aligned with FCAT Benchmarks, and correlations to, presented by Verizon Foundation, create a rich educationcal package. Join the journey and experience one ocean!

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    Step Two: Review Your Confirmation Details & Confirm Transportation

    Check your email for confirmation materials and a lunch order form. Please call 813-273-4015 if you do not receive an email.  Need buses? Consider using our preferred education transportation partner Martz First Class Coach. Special rates for Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Call 800-282-8020.


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    Step Three: Prepare Your Students & Chaperones

    Prepare your students with pre & post lessons and by printing scavenger hunts for additional learning opportunities during their visit.  Each chaperone should be given this guide to prepare them with directions, parking information, and Aquarium guidelines.




    Contact the Education Department

    E-mail Address:

    Phone Number: 813-273-4015