Annual Membership Benefits

Annual Membership Benefits

DETAILED INFORMATION

GET A MEMBERSHIP

Member Welcome Video

Annual Membership Benefits

  • FREE admission to The Florida Aquarium for one year
  • FREE parking during Aquarium hours and for member-only events, as available
  • Discounts at Gift Shop (10%), Magic Memories (20%), and Cafe Ray* (20%) *Excludes Alcohol and Dippin' Dots*
  • Discounts on Education Programs, including birthday parties and camps
  • Discounts on our Wild Dolphin Cruise, Penguin Backstage Pass and other Tours & Adventures
  • SHARE Program Reciprocal Discounts
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Reciprocal Admissions Program Discounts
  • Invitations to exclusive member-only events
  • Exciting sneak previews of new exhibits before they open to the general public
  • Early access to purchase tickets to Aquarium sponsored events and fundraisers
  • Subscription to Member eNewsletter

Membership Guidelines

  • Memberships expire 365 days from date of purchase.
  • Memberships are NOT transferable, refundable or valid for resale.
  • Please be prepared to present your membership card and photo ID at parking gate and at entrance of the aquarium.
  • The name on photo ID must match the name on membership card.
  • Primary members (those listed on your membership card) are limited to members of a single household.
  • The "Individual" level is limited to one (1) named Primary Member; all others can name up to two (2) Primary Members.
  • Primary members must be 16 years of age or older and provide photo ID.
  • A primary member named on your membership card MUST be present each time your membership is used.
  • A primary member must be present for children to enter the Aquarium.
  • Please present your membership card at the entrance along with a photo ID.
  • The name on ID must match the name on membership card.
  • Memberships are valid for only those listed on the card and their accompanied guests.
  • If you have two Primary Members listed on a membership and only one Primary Member is present, that does not create an additional guest space.
  • Nannies must be listed in the member record to bring children instead of the primary members.  If nannies are accompanying the member family, there must be an open guest spot for them.
  • PLEASE NOTE FOR FIELD TRIPS AND GROUPS: Membership free admission benefit does not apply when members visits as part of a school group, class tour, or other organized group visit. 

Membership Card

  • We are now offering digital membership cards as an added benefit. Once you have purchased a Membership, you will receive an email within 3-5 business days with your digital membership card to download onto your mobile device. Click HERE for Digital Membership Card FAQs.
  • Please be prepared to present your membership card and photo ID at parking gate and at entrance of the aquarium.
  • Until you receive your card, you can present your receipt for your membership payment or a photo ID as membership validation for parking and admission to the Aquarium. 
  • Members may pick up a printed membership card at Guest Services located in the Aquarium's Lobby. 
  • Memberships expire 365 days from date of purchase.
  • Memberships are NOT transferable, refundable or valid for resale. Memberships are valid for only those listed on the card and their accompanied guests.

Nanny / Caregiver Information

  • As a courtesy to our Members, we allow one (1) named adult to be listed in our system as a Nanny/Caregiver.
  • The Nanny/Caregiver is only permitted to bring in Members’ children up to the number of guest spaces on your membership.
  • The Nanny/Caregiver will not be listed on the membership card, and MUST show his/her photo ID to the parking attendant and at Guest Services for entry.
  • The Nanny/Caregiver may come in place of a Primary Member. If the Nanny/Caregiver accompanies the Primary cardholder(s), a Guest spot must be available on the membership for the Nanny/Caregiver to gain free entry to the Aquarium under the membership.
  • If a Nanny/Caregiver is not listed in our system, we will not be able to admit him/her into the Aquarium without a Primary Member contacting the Membership Office to add them to the membership.
  • To add or change a Nanny/Caregiver on your membership, CLICK HERE

Members Park Free

  • The Florida Aquarium’s parking lot is accessible daily during operating hours, while visiting the Aquarium.
  • Show your membership card and photo ID to the parking attendant for free entry.
  • If you have guests in additional vehicles, they must pay for their parking.
  • Overnight parking is strictly prohibited!
  • Free member parking is subject to availability as parking lot fills up during peak seasons.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help!

CONTACT US


General Information

Aquarium Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

Membership Office

(813) 273-4030
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602