Open Daily 9:30am-5:00pm
Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14, and 21, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the holidays at The Florida Aquarium. Santa will be at the Aquarium for photos* starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Santa’s elves will also be diving in the Aquarium’s Coral Reef habitat during its regularly scheduled dive presentation times. *Pictures are available for purchase.
December 7 | 8:00 a.m.
Santa and his elves are coming to The Florida Aquarium and he knows who has been Nauti or Nice! The Florida Aquarium and Santa Claus cordially invite you to enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast. It's one of the most unique breakfasts in Tampa—Pancakes, Penguins and Santa lets families have breakfast together while spending the morning with live penguins!
Saturday, Dec 21 – 6:30pm-9pm
Departure at 6:30 PM; boarding begins promptly at 6:15 PM.
What better way to celebrate the holidays than joining us aboard our 72-foot Bay Spirit II catamaran for a festive celebration. We will be playing the season’s favorite new and classic holiday songs while you sip on complimentary hot cocoa and nibble on cookies.
Witness the annual light show extravaganza with hundreds of brightly lit and decorated boats and yachts as they cruise along Tampa Bay while enjoying this popular family friendly Holiday event.
Dec 26-30th 12pm-5pm
Continue the holiday celebration at the Aquarium and have a flurry of fun in a real snow play area for kids. After you're done, head inside for an Aquarium experience including animal encounters, diving elves and more! Access to our snow play area is included with general admission.
Saturday, December 28 - 10:30am-12:00pm
Children with sensory differences and their families can enjoy all of the Snow Days fun in a low stress environment! The event will also feature a special appearance by the 501st Legion Star Wars Stormtroopers. Sensory headphones available at Guest Services upon request.
$5 per person (if purchased before event date)
$8 per person on day of event
This admission to Sensory Snow Days is for families and children with disabilities only. This event is FREE for Aquarium Members. Parking is $6 for non-members.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Dec 26 & 27 5:30pm-9pm
Special after hours events just for our members featuring a real snow play area for kids, animal encounters, diving elves and more! Please RSVP by December 22nd. Additional guests are $10 at the ticket window.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Ahoy there, mateys!
Come aboard our Bay Spirit II and sail with the Gasparilla Pirate flotilla as it takes over Tampa Bay!
Ready yer sea legs and leave the landlubbers behind as you join us on a swashbuckling adventure as we travel across the waters of Hillsborough Bay to meet the Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar and the Pirate Invasion Flotilla at Ballast Point and invade the City of Tampa.
Join us for our SeaGrapes wine and food event, the signature fundraiser for The Florida Aquarium. The event features more than 100 types of wine and delicious foods from numerous local restaurants. 100% of the proceeds from your ticket purchase support our mission, including endangered species conservation programs.