Aqua Nights

Aqua Nights - The first round is on us! 


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays | July 2nd – August 22nd 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Live in the current at The Florida Aquarium with extended hours to 9 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 22nd. General ticket purchases and Member reservations can be made online. 

Stroll through our stunning galleries that are home to over 8,000 aquatic animals and plants or get up close and touch a Moon Jelly or a Stingray in our interactive exhibits.  Take time to explore the nationally acclaimed Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea exhibit that showcases the impacts of plastic pollution on oceans, waterways, and wildlife. And meet some of our amazing animal ambassadors and talk with the Biologists who care for them.  

Remember to bring a swimsuit and a towel for the kids and reserve a time to play in our fantastic, outdoor Splash Pad!


THE FIRST ROUND IS ON US All paid full price adult evening tickets will receive a drink voucher when you check in, redeemable at Corona Cove for a Corona beverage or wine. *

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all guests, whether you are a member or first-time visitor. 

YOUR TIMED TICKET indicates your arrival window. There is no limit to how long you can spend at the Aquarium. 

MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED for your visit. Children ages 2 and under are not required to wear a mask.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE SPLASH PAD can be made onsite at The Splash Pad Kiosk, located by our 4D Theater, upon arrival to the Aquarium.  For additional details, please visit Splash Pad will close at 8:30pm. 


*All full price adult evening tickets will receive a drink voucher when you check in, redeemable at Corona Cove for a Corona beverage or wine.


Reservations        Member Reservations 


Aqua Nights Sunset Wild Dolphin Cruise 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - July 2nd – August 22nd | 7:30 p.m. Departure; 7:15 p.m. Boarding

Join us aboard the Bay Spirit II for a 75-minute sunset cruise experience (guided by one of The Florida Aquarium’s experienced naturalists) to see Tampa Bay wildlife! Aboard our 72-foot catamaran, view the incredible ecosystem of Tampa Bay and the abundance of wildlife that calls it home. 

Please note these important details regarding your Cruise: 

  • Space is limited, the Cruise will have a reduced a capacity of 40 individuals. 
  • Wristbands will be provided upon entry to The Aquarium for your cruise.  Your wristband will be required to board the Bay Spirit II.
  • Please meet at the Wild Dolphin Cruise entrance gates located near the Splash Pad.  Boarding will begin 10 minutes prior to departure. 
  • Social distancing and masks are required on the Bay Spirit II.
  • No food or beverage will be sold on the Bay Spirit II.  Food and beverages bought at Cafe Ray may be brought on board.
  • Stroller parking will be provided behind Corona Cove. 


Members can purchase their discounted Wild Dolphin Cruise admission tickets on site at our Guest Services desk.

Non-Members can purchase a combination Aquarium admission and Sunset Cruise ticket below. 


Sunset Cruise Combo Ticket


*Please Note: Wild Dolphin Cruises operate weather permitting. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Tickets for this experience are non-refundable.


The Florida Aquarium is safeguarding your health and safety, and the health and safety of all our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, visit  to see the important changes you need to know about before visiting.