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.Get Tickets
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.Learn More
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.
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
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
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