Upcoming Events


Extended Fun Thursdays at The Florida Aquarium!

July 24, 31 and Aug 7, 14

The fun lasts even longer on Thursdays with extended hours – open until 7pm and just $15 after 4pm.

There’s no better place to cool off from the summer heat and get inches from amazing marine life from all over the world. Don’t forget to bring the kids’ swimsuits so they can splash away in Explore A Shore, our outdoor water adventure zone. Enjoy family friendly entertainment including appearances by The Florida Aquarium Mermaids (5:15pm and 6:15pm - excluding Thursday, July 3rd) and dining options while you soak in the warm summer nights by the bay. $15 admission after 4pm can be purchased at the Aquarium ticket booth.

Extended Hours Cruise
In addition to our Extended Fun Thursdays we will be offering an extended hours cruise aboard our 72-foot catamaran called the Bay Spirit II. This one hour cruise will run every Thursday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. The combo priced ticket for admission after 4:00 and the Extended Hours Cruise is $25

Click HERE to purchase tickets!


Shark Week Kick Off at The Florida Aquarium!

August 9 - 10

Kickoff Shark Week with tons of toothy fun and get to know these remarkable and threatened ocean predators. Here at The Florida Aquarium we celebrate sharks all year round but the kickoff weekend to Shark Week will be extra special—you can see 6 different species of sharks throughout the Aquarium while enjoying fun shark-themed activities all day long!

The Aquarium is also offering a $5 discount on a full paid child admission during Shark Week (Aug 9th - 16th) when you print out and color your very own shark week mask or glasses and wear them to the Aquarium! Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Aquarium and you can click on the links to download the Shark Week Mask and Shark Week Glasses.

Activities on for Shark Week Kickoff (Aug 9th - 10th) include:

Weeklong Shark Week Activities (Aug 9th - 16th) include:

  • A shark themed scavenger hunt throughout the Aquarium (9:30am - 5:00pm)
  • Shark-themed Dive Shows (11:00am & 3:15pm)

Additional Discounts:

  • Discounted Dive with the Sharks Programs (15% off from Aug 9th - 17th)


Back-To-School Members Night

August 17, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m

Before your kids have to dive back into the books, we invite you to enjoy a sea of excitement for the whole family.

Bring your kids’ swimsuits and towels and test the waters at Explore A Shore, since it will be open until dusk.

Our Café Ray and Caribbean Cantina will also be open with dinner and drink specials. Watch entertaining divers in the Coral Reef Gallery.There will be face painting, cool crafts and a delicious bake sale. Even a special Back To School Scavenger Hunt that children will get a prize for completing.

Admission is FREE for Aquarium Members with a valid membership card and $10 for each additional guest.

Reservations are required. RSVP by Friday, Aug. 15.

Please call 813.273.4568 or e-mail membership@flaquarium.org. Be sure to leave your name and number of adults and children attending the event.

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!