Center For Autism & Related Disabilities

The Florida Aquarium has teamed up with the Center For Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida to provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. Please utilize the resources below to properly plan for your visit to The Florida Aquarium.


C.A.R.D. Aquarium Information Booklet

Wild Dolphin Eco-tour Storyboard

Penguin Backstage Pass Storyboard

Behind The Scenes Tour

Main Aquarium Story



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Accessible Entrance

The main entrance is accessible by wheelchair. The aquarium is fully accessible to the disabled and a limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis with appropriate identification.


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Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in The Florida Aquarium parking lot located north of the Aquarium on the east side of Channelside Drive.

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Wild Dolphin Cruise
(vessel access)

In order for guests to experience the Wild Dolphin Cruise, participants must be able to cross the gang plank from the wharf to the boat and back on their own or with assistance from another person in their party. Wheel chairs can be brought on board the vessel after guests have physically traversed the gang plank.

Due to changing tides, the gang plank can potentially require up to 6 steps to board and disembark from the vessel. Thank you for your understanding.




Wheelchairs, scooters and strollers are available to rent daily. Limited quantities available and are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.


Rental Rates:


Wheelchairs          $5.00

Scooters                 $12.00

Single Strollers     $5.00

Double Strollers    $7.00