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



December 31, 2015

Early Entrance: 8:30pm - 9pm / Main Event: 9pm - 1am

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash at The Florida Aquarium’s AquaEve! Enjoy fantastic live music, complimentary food, beer and wine along with a champagne toast - and the best view in town for an amazing fireworks display at midnight. The Florida Aquarium's AquaEve party is the premiere New Year's Eve party in Tampa to ring in 2016!

21+ only. ID Required.


Event Tickets

General Admission (a
dmission to Aquarium at 9:00pm). 

$110 through December 25 
$120 through December 31 

Aquarium Members: $100 through December 7. 
(Members, please call 813-273-4030 to purchase tickets).

Action stations of food and dessert will be served. Beer and wine included in event admission. Champagne toast at midnight. Cash liquor bar will be available.


AquaEve Early Entry (Priority early access to main event and food stations at 8:30pm).

$130 through December 25
$140 through December 31

Aquarium Members: $120 through December 7. 
(Members, please call 813-273-4030 to purchase tickets)


Fireworks Cruise (admission to event is included with Fireworks Cruise ticket).

$170 through December 25.
$180 through December 31.

Aquarium Members: $160 through December 7.
(Members, please call 813-273-4030 to purchase tickets).

Want to celebrate the New Year in an extra special way? Come aboard the Bay Spirit II for an intimate cruise around the harbor and an amazing view of the fireworks from the water. Beer, wine, dessert and a champagne toast will be served onboard. Cash liquor bar available.

*AquaEve Fireworks Cruise tickets are non-refundable. Limited space available. Guests who purchase a Fireworks Cruise ticket will be given additional instructions and meeting location upon arrival to the AquaEve event. Boarding will begin at 10:45pm. The cruise will leave the dock at 11:00pm, no exceptions. Aquarium staff has the right to refuse boarding to any guests who appears to be intoxicated and may risk the safety of themselves and other guests.


Cocktail attire is the recommended dress for this event. AquaEve is a fundraising event for The Florida Aquarium, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. The event is rain or shine and no refunds are available. Guests of AquaEve must be 21+.( I.D. is required at entry to event). All event tickets are non-refundable. Limited parking available in Florida Aquarium parking lot for $10 per car. Overflow parking in neighboring garages and other privately owned areas.