Upcoming Events

20th Anniversary Celebration

March 9 - August 31, 2015

We've been swimming strong for decades! Starting on March 9, we're celebrating our history by way of fun, family-friendly activities and events throughout the Aquarium and our exhibits. Be sure to join us at the Aquarium and online to help ring in our 20th birthday celebration!

Social media users can use #FLAQturns20 to join the online conversation. Be sure to share your Aquarium experience with us!

20th Celebration Activities and Events:

New! Interactive Coral Reef Show
Aquarium Scavenger Hunt
Celebration Station with Activities
Surprise Bio Facts and Animal Interactions
Tango the Sea Turtle mascot

Join the celebration with us at the Aquarium and online!


SeaGrapes Fine Wine and Food Festival

April 25, 2015
8pm - 11pm

Join us for the 14th Annual SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival and immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other benefiting the Aquarium’s youth education and conservation programs. Enjoy fantastic wine and sample delicious food while strolling amongst some of the most amazing sea creatures from around the world.
There will over 150 types of wine available to sample and over 25 local restaurants in attendance with food pairings. The festival atmosphere will be complimented by live entertainment that changes throughout the galleries. Don’t miss the silent auction which includes packages and items so unique, you won’t want be outbid. 

Tickets available to purchase at the event.


Penguin Walddle Family Fun Run

May 2, 2015

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Penguin Waddle begins!

Get ready for the Penguin Waddle! A 5.2K family fun run (or walk) that helps to raise funds for The Florida Aquarium's conservation efforts which include research and rehabilitation programs that lend needed support to animals such as river otters and sea turtles in distress or imminent danger as well as ecosystems, like coral reefs, that face both natural and man-made threats.


Underwater Book Reading with Author Dr. Ellen Prager

May 9th
2pm - 4pm

Please join us for a unique underwater book reading with Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians author Dr. Ellen Prager. She will be reading a few passages from her new book, The Shark Rider (the 2nd in the series following The Shark Whisperer), live from inside The Florida Aquarium’s 500-gallon Coral Reef Exhibit! Guests are welcome to join us for the book reading at 2pm followed by a book signing at 3pm. This event is included in a general admission ticket. For more information about Dr. Prager, visit http://www.earth2ocean.net/.


Mother's Day

May 9th - 10th

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 9 – 10, 2015 with the purchase of a full paid admission. Tickets must be purchased onsite at The Florida Aquarium ticket booth.