NOTICE: Wild Dolphin Cruises are unavailable through Monday, Sept. 25 due to annual maintenance on the Bay Spirit II catamaran. The Bay Spirit II is expected to be up and running beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Discover More About the Aquarium!

Things to Do

Dive with sharks, swim with fishes or take a Wild Dolphin Ecotour on Tampa Bay aboard the Bay Spirit II during your visit. Learn more.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Start with Wetlands under the impressive glass dome, then enter Bays & Beaches where colorful fish and stingrays live in the shallow coastal waters. Next, dive in to the Coral Reef gallery and explore an undersea kaleidoscope of fish. Finally, feel the energy of Ocean Commotion! See more.

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Before You Visit

Before you arrive at
The Florida Aquarium for a day of fun at
ones of Tampa's best attractions, take a look at some important information including directions, operating hours and dining options. Enjoy!


Plan Your Visit


    The Splash Pad
    Hop on over to The Splash Pad, a rainforest themed, zero-depth water play area featuring all new water elements including water dump buckets, spray zones and a designated water play area for toddlers. In addition, The Splash Pad features dry elements for kids to climb and play on.


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    See Wild Dolphins in Tampa Bay

    The Wild Dolphin Cruise at The Florida Aquarium earned Dolphin SMART recognition in 2011, after successfully demonstrating responsible viewing and advertising of dolphins in the wild and educating patrons on the importance of dolphin conservation. Guests can view wild dolphins aboard the 72-foot, powered catamaran, the Bay Spirit II.


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    Become Immersed in Guest Dive Programs

    Guests 6 and older can Swim with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium and certified SCUBA divers 15 and older can get face to face with massive sharks in the aquarium's largest exhibit during Dive with the Sharks! These immersive dive programs allow guests to experience these amazing aquatic ecosystems first hand and actually become part of the exhibit!