Upcoming Events

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!


World Oceans Day Weekend

June 6 & 7

We invite you to celebrate the ocean and everything it touches on World Oceans Day weekend at the Aquarium!

Explore and learn about a variety of habitats and why they’re important to us and the ocean through special activities and programs. You'll also discover what The Florida Aquarium is doing to help protect the ocean and the animals that call it home, and ways that you can help too! Enjoy special ocean-themed activities throughout the Aquarium and special presentations each day.

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Father's Day Weekend
June 20 & 21


Fathers receive free admission to the Aquarium on June 20th and 21st (Saturday and Sunday) with the purchase of a full price paid admission*. Take a stroll with dad through the Aquarium's many exhibits and get up close to more than 20,000 animals on Father's Day Weekend!

*A full price admission purchased on location from the Aquarium's ticket office must be made to gain free entry for each father.

Extended Fun Thursdays

June 18 & 25
July (every Thursday)
August 6 & 13

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

Cost: $15 after 4p.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!

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 an all-American themed dinner menu!

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:

$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.

Shark Week Celebration at The Florida Aquarium

July 11 & 12

Kickoff Shark Week 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!

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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.