We’re getting a jump on our spring cleaning! The Florida Aquarium will be closed January 24 – 28. Please join us when we reopen on January 29.

Hours of Admission

Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Gasparilla Invasion Cruise

Join The Florida Aquarium on a swashbuckling adventure as part of the Gasparilla pirate flotilla. The Bay Spirit II, our 72’ catamaran, will travel across the waters of Hillsborough Bay to meet the Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar at Ballast Point and join the flotilla in this annual re-enactment of Tampa’s historic pirate invasion.

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Gasparilla Invasion Cruise
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Bead Free Bay

Join The Florida Aquarium in support of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s Bead Free Bay initiative to make a greener Gasparilla and keep beads out of the bay!

Starting Sunday, January 23, following the Gasparilla Children’s Parade through February 5, collect a five gallon bucket or more of discarded beads and redeem at The Florida Aquarium for one (1) half-price ticket for each bucket collected.

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Keep Beads out of the Bay

Galentine's Day Sunset Cruise

Join The Florida Aquarium on The Bay Spirit II, our 72’ catamaran, for a sassy, classy Galentine’s Day Sunset Cruise! This two-hour excursion on Tampa Bay is sure to send your heart aflutterComplete with an animal ambassador send-off, gals and their pals will enjoy an open bar featuring beer and wine plus a champagne toast, sweet and salty treats and live entertainment by Leon Majcen.

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Galentines Day Sunset Cruise

Trail Talks

Join us for a *Trail Talk at the Rangers Station! Wander into the Wetlands Trail and head to the Rangers Station to tune in. This informal, educator led experience will dive into topics like Poison vs Venom, Most Extreme Predators, and Skull-A-Palooza!

Start Times: 10:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM
Length: 15-20 minutes with Q&A

 

*Capacity and touching of biofacts will be limited for safety purposes.

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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!

Become A Member

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Full year of unlimited visits to The Florida Aquarium.

Parking

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

 

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

Penguin (Ocean Advocate)

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

Discount

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