April 20 | 12:00 P.M. EST
Join The Florida Aquarium as we “Spring into Action!” We’re kicking off the Party for the Planet in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) with a virtual learning opportunity on Tuesday, April 20. This virtual Conservation Café will highlight healthy habitats that we, as consumers, can adopt in the effort to help pollinator gardens, mangrove restoration, litter reduction and environmental stewardship. Guest speakers include Pat Deplasco, Executive Director of Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Anita Camacho, President and Founder of Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation, and Stephen Schwanebeck, The Florida Aquarium's Horticulture Specialist.
Pre-registration is required; space is limited.
April 22 | 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Aquarium Members, you're invited to celebrate Earth Day with The Florida Aquarium during our exclusive after-hours Member Night! Explore our exhibits and animal habitats, including our touch experiences - featuring stingrays, sea stars and so much more! Even a moon jelly at Moon Bay! All galleries will be open, including the Splash Pad, 4-D Theater, Café Ray and the Gift Shop. This event is FREE for Aquarium members with a valid membership.
Due to limited capacity, you must make an online reservation to secure your timed entry for the event. Tickets are non-refundable. Masks are required at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
Member Night with Wild Dolphin Cruise - SOLD OUT
April 24 | 8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
The Florida Aquarium, in partnership with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery presented by Bonefish Grill. A Day of Discovery provides an Aquarium experience specifically tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with sensory differences and their families. The entire campus will be open for exploring; including engaging touch habitats featuring moon jellies, stingrays, anemones and so much more! The Splash Pad will also be open – so plan to bring a bathing suit, water shoes (optional) and a towel.
Back by popular demand - the 501st Tampa Bay Legion! From a galaxy far, far away, this cast of characters will safely roam the Aquarium for an unforgettable adventure. The admission to Day of Discovery is only for families and children with sensory differences and/or accessibility challenges. Special effects, lights and music will be adapted for those with sensory differences. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Members are free; reservations required. Parking is free in The Florida Aquarium lot located north of the Aquarium off the east side of Channelside Drive at York Street. Tickets are non-transferrable.