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A Greener Gasparilla

Bring your booty to the Aquarium to receive discounted admission! Drop off your unwanted Gasparilla beads between January 21 and February 12 and you will receive 50% off one (1) general admission ticket for every 5-gallon bucket of beads. All beads collected will be cleaned and redistributed by the MacDonald Training Center to raise funds in support of people with disabilities.

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Climb Aboard!

Grab your pirate garb and set sail with us on Saturday, January 28 as we join the annual re-enactment of Tampa’s historic pirate invasion! Travel the waters of Hillsborough Bay with a Gasparilla Invasion Cruise aboard our 72′ catamaran as we take part in the Gasparilla flotilla. This swashbuckling adventure – open to guests 21 years of age or older – includes brunch, an open bar, live DJ and spectacular views of the invasion.

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Grab a Bite

You asked and we listened! In an effort to better serve our guests, we have partnered with the nationally recognized, sustainability focused SSA Group, to enhance your dining experience. Together, we have revamped our food service offerings with mouthwatering new menu items with options for carnivores, vegetarians and everyone in between! Learn more and view full menus by clicking the link below.

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A Plan for Expansion

Learn more about our plans to significantly expand The Florida Aquarium experience by creating innovative habitats and immersive exhibits.

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Take a Trek!

Experience a new aquatic adventure with SeaTREK, a guided underwater walking tour through our 15-foot deep Heart of the Sea habitat! Designed for non-divers 10 years of age or older, SeaTREK gives participants the opportunity to explore coral caves amongst the hundreds of fish, spotted eagle rays, bonnethead sharks, and loggerhead sea turtle who call it home.

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Look at them Go

We are tracking several of our rehabilitated sea turtles after their triumphant return to the open ocean. Equipped with satellite tracking tags, these turtles are providing critical information about diving, feeding, migratory and activity patterns which may provide key insight for future rehabilitation and conservation efforts.

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Explore & Discover

Rated among the best aquariums in the US, The Florida Aquarium welcomes visitors to experience a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals – including sea turtles, sharks, lemurs, otters – with the goal of building awareness and inspiring conservation action.

Explore Animal Habitats

Creating Positive Change

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Coral Conservation Program

The Florida Aquarium’s coral conservation program is scaled to have a significant impact on the restoration of the Florida Reef Tract! Learn more about all our conservation efforts.

Our Conservation Efforts
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Adopt an Animal

Species ambassadors play a critical role in conservation and you can too! Symbolic animal adoptions are just one way you can support The Florida Aquarium’s mission to protect the natural environment.

Adopt an Animal

Become A Member

Explore all the benefits of becoming a member, exclusive access, discounts and more!

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Full year of unlimited visits to The Florida Aquarium.


Free parking during Aquarium hours and for member-only events.


Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Invitations to exclusive member-only events, including sneak previews of new habitats and exhibits.


Discounts on Aquarium experiences, like the Wild Dolphin Cruise. More coming soon!