NOTICE: The Aquarium will close at 4p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 for our Brews By The Bay annual fundraising event.



Go Deeper...With Our Behind The Scenes Programs!

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You'll have a whole new appreciation for our fascinating exhibits after you have experienced one of our Behind The Scenes Programs! 


Tours fill up fast so stop at Guest Services and purchase your tickets as soon as you arrive!

For all behind the scenes programs:  Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian

 * Please note: The Shark Feeding and Stingray Feeding programs include handling raw seafood during food preparation and feeding. Please consider this if you have an allergy to seafood or are concerned that you may have an adverse reaction.


Call (813) 273-4000 for more information about any of these exciting opportunities!            



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Behind the Scenes Tour


This 1-hour guided tour will give you an opportunity to visit areas that are normally off-limits to our guests. Stop in our commissary to discover how we prepare food for the animals, gain a new perspective from the tops of our largest exhibits and experience feeding time for some of our hungry residents! Your tour will also include a visit from one of our animal ambassadors. You won't want to miss this photo opportunity!


Behind The Scenes tours are offered daily at 1:00pm.


ADA accessible tour.