Things to Do

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Explore A Shore

The Florida Aquarium's 2-acre outdoor water adventure zone lets the kids cool off while parents relax under the shade of the Cantina bar and grill. Water canons, geysers and a climbing pirate ship adventure await children of all ages!

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Exhibits

From playful river otters to intimidating sharks, there are more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants to see during a visit to the Aquarium. Touch a bamboo shark in Stingray Beach or a sea star in the No Bone Zone on the 2nd floor.

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Shows

An assortment of entertaining and educational shows are offered during the day including some from underwater! Listen to scuba divers talk about the importance of coral reefs while surrounded by really
big sharks! Come face-to-beak with endangered penguins during daily Penguin Promenades.

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    Wild Dolphin Adventure Cruise

    The Wild Dolphin Cruise departs daily from The Florida Aquarium (weather permitting) to view some of the 500 wild dolphins that call Tampa Bay home. This 90-minute cruise includes an entertaining tour aboard the 72-foot, powered catamaran the Bay Spirit II.

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    Become Immersed in Underwater Adventures

    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!

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    Behind the Scenes Adventures

    Explore what happens behind the scenes of an aquarium with a special Behind the Scenes adventure! Check out how we feed our animals and learn about where the water in our exhibits actually comes from. Ever feed a stingray? Well, now you can with a Stingray Feeding: Behind the Scenes adventure!

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    Penguins: Backstage Pass Adventure

    The Penguins: Backstage Pass is a fun and educational 30-minute Behind the Scenes adventure where guests get the opportunity to interact with penguins in an up-close and personal setting. See penguins swim and play with a chance to touch a real penguin!