Upcoming Events

20th Anniversary Celebration

March 9 - 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!


Day of Discovery

April 18, 2015   
8:30am – 9:30am Exhibits
9:30am – 11:00am Explore A Shore

Experience The Florida Aquarium with special programming, animal experiences, lights and sounds for children and families with special needs.

Your admission ticket to Day of Discovery will also include admission to the Aquarium during typical operating hours which start at 9:30am and includes Explore A Shore, our zero-depth water play area.

Admission costs

Aquarium members receive free admission


$5.00 for tickets purchased in advance
$8.00 for tickets purchased on day of event

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please call 813-273-4568.


SeaGrapes Fine Wine and Food Festival

April 25, 2015
8pm - 11pm

Join us for the 14th Annual SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival and immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other benefiting the Aquarium’s youth education and conservation programs. Enjoy fantastic wine and sample delicious food while strolling amongst some of the most amazing sea creatures from around the world.
There will over 150 types of wine available to sample and over 25 local restaurants in attendance with food pairings. The festival atmosphere will be complimented by live entertainment that changes throughout the galleries. Don’t miss the silent auction which includes packages and items so unique, you won’t want be outbid. 

Tickets now on sale!


Penguin Waddle Family Fun Run

May 2, 2015    

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Penguin Waddle begins!

Get ready for the Penguin Waddle! A 5.2K family fun run (or walk) that helps to raise funds for The Florida Aquarium's conservation efforts which include research and rehabilitation programs that lend needed support to animals such as river otters and sea turtles in distress or imminent danger as well as ecosystems, like coral reefs, that face both natural and man-made threats.