Annual Membership Benefits

Annual Membership Benefits



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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%), Cafe Ray (20%)*, Corona Cove (20%)*, and Magic Memories Photo Packages (20%) *Excludes Dippin Dots and Alcohol  
  • Discounts on Education Programs, including birthday parties and camps
  • Discounts on our Wild Dolphin Cruise, Guest Swim & Dive experiences 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 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.

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General Information

Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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