Upcoming Events


Extended Hours, Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks

Sunday, August 31
$15 Admission after 5pm

Celebrate the end of summer this Labor Day weekend and enjoy extended hours at the Aquarium on Sunday, August 31st. The Aquarium will be open until 9:00pm and admission is only $15 after 5pm. All exhibits will be open and guests can enjoy family-friendly entertainment out in Explore A Shore. The Tampa Attractions Association will be hosting a Summer Lighted Boat Parade on the Channelside waterway that will then conclude with a fireworks show at 8:45pm! The Aquarium offers a great view of this spectacular parade and fireworks, so come on out and celebrate the end of summer with us! To purchase $15 after 5pm general admission tickets, please click here.

Holiday Boat Parade on the Bay Spirit II
Want to be part of the action? Our very own Bay Spirit II will be decked out with lights and you can part of the show. Join us on our 6:45pm boat cruise and get a front row view of the action while waving to the audience onshore. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase onboard. To purchase tickets for this special boat cruise, please click here.


Brews By The Bay

October 10, 2014

Save the date for the most unquie beer and food festival in town. We’ll pour on the fun with over 100 unique beers from around the world at our 6th Annual Brews By The Bay. Enjoy delicious food from area restaurants and a sea of live entertainment. All of our exhibit will be open to enjoy. Tickets on sale soon!


October 26, 2014
4pm - 8pm

Join us on the only day we let wild animals, ghosts and princesses roam the aquarium- Guppyween! Trick-or-treat tank-to-tank among over 20,000 sea creatures, making for the perfect family-friendly Halloween event. Entertainment and treats will be provided, so come dressed in your best costume!

Kids in Costume: $5
Adults (age 12yrs and older): $15
Florida Aquarium Members: Free Admission