IMPORTANT PARKING UPDATE – Effective Saturday, May 28 – City of Tampa Provides Frictionless Parking & Convenient New Entrance. Learn More

Hours of Admission

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

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Raptors! Birds of Prey Experience

Raptors! – a birds of prey experience debuting this Father’s Day and running through Labor Day weekend. Be among the first to see this exciting new interactive and educational experience featuring birds of prey from around the world! This flighted exhibition will take place three times daily on the rooftop terrace overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay. The Raptors! Birds of Prey Experience is free to members and included with general admission.

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Aqua Nights

On select Friday nights this summer, boogie your way over to The Florida Aquarium for Aqua Nights, a totally rad ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s themed extended hours experience complete with live entertainment and far out festivities for the whole family! All Aqua Nights events will be held between 4pm and 8pm and are included with general admission.

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Join our Plastic Free Eco-Challenge Team!

The Plastic Free Eco-Challenge is a 31-day global challenge held during the month of July in which teams from across the nation come together in a friendly competition to create and inspire plastic-free habits. We invite you to join The Florida Aquarium’s team and help us take action for our ecosystems. Be among the weekly point leaders and reach other action milestones to be eligible for sustainable prizes!

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Parking Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

As of May 28, The Florida Aquarium will have a new parking lot entrance located north of the Aquarium off the east side of the traffic circle at Channelside Dr. This new city-operated lot will allow drivers to pay by mobile app or pay station rather than stopping to take a ticket, creating a seamless parking experience for aquarium guests. Members must register their vehicle with the City of Tampa to continue to receive complimentary parking, as available.

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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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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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It's the Ocean Decade!

New! The Ocean Decade Exhibition, a traveling global art showcase featuring unique and thought-provoking digital works of art emphasizing the importance of our oceans and conservation. This poignant and vibrant digital exhibition can be seen in our CIBC Aquatic Lounge.

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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


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!