Upcoming Events

Independence Day Celebration 
July 3 & 4

It’s going to be a red, white and blue weekend at The Florida Aquarium with dazzling fireworks displays, family-friendly entertainment, and all-American food options!

Fireworks will take place at 9:15pm. 
The Aquarium will close at the conclusion of the fireworks show.

Get the best seat on the Bay with a Fireworks Cruise!

Join us for the ultimate fireworks viewing experience with the best seats on the Bay aboard our Bay Spirit II catamaran! The boat departs from the Aquarium at 7:30pm for a sunset cruise, returning to the channel for the most spectacular views of the fireworks. The cruise includes a ticket for one drink and hors d'oeuvres. Admission to the Aquarium is also included with a Fireworks Cruise ticket.

Fireworks Cruise Tickets:

Tickets for the July 4th Fireworks Cruise sold out

$69 for General Admission (Adult& Child)

$59 for Aquarium Member (Adult & Child)

Click here to purchase Fireworks Cruise Tickets!

Fireworks Cruise tickets only refundable as result of extreme weather or cruise cancellation.


Extended Fun Thursdays
July (every Thursday)
August 6 & 13


The fun lasts even longer on Thursdays with extended hours – open until 6:30p.m.

Cool off from the summer heat and get inches from amazing marine life from all over the world at The Florida Aquarium. 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, dining options, and drinks while you soak in Florida's warm, summer nights by the Bay!


20th Anniversary Celebration
Happening through August 31, 2015

We've been swimming strong for decades! Starting on March 9, we're celebrating our history by way of fun, family-friendly activities and events throughout the Aquarium and our exhibits. Be sure to join us at the Aquarium and online to help ring in our 20th birthday celebration!

Social media users can use #FLAQturns20 to join the online conversation. Be sure to share your Aquarium experience with us!

20th Celebration Activities and Events:

New! Interactive Coral Reef Show
Aquarium Scavenger Hunt
Celebration Station with Activities
Surprise Bio Facts and Animal Interactions
Tango the Sea Turtle mascot

Join the celebration with us at the Aquarium and online!

Shark Week Celebration at The Florida Aquarium
July 11 & 12

Immerse yourself in our Shark Week Celebration with tons of toothy fun and get to know these remarkable and threatened ocean predators! The Florida Aquarium celebrates sharks year round, but our Shark Week celebration will be extra special—see six different species of sharks throughout the Aquarium while enjoying fun shark-themed activities all day long!

SHARK CON at The Florida State Fair Grounds
July 11 & 12

In addition to the Shark Week activities going on at The Florida Aquarium, you can also take in SHARK CON going on at the Florida State Fair Grounds. SHARK CON is an event held to raise awareness for ocean conservation by bringing the general public and ocean enthusiast together to inspire a love of the ocean. Guests at the event can interact with experts, exhibitors and enthusiasts. For more information please click here.