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Keep Beads out of the Bay! 

Jan. 19 - 27

From January 19th-27th, in celebration of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza, the MLK Day Parade and Gasparilla Invasion & Parade, we will accept beads for recycling. 10 pounds of beads is $10 off the ticket. Bring your booty to the Aquarium!

Little Pirates Invade! 

Sat., Jan. 19

Little marauders in their Pirate Best will receive free admission with an accompanying adult. This is a great opportunity to see The Florida Aquarium while you wait for the Fireworks to begin.

(Fireworks are best viewed from Bayshore Blvd. and The Convention Center).


Evening Tide Talk

Wed., Jan. 30, 2019
5:45 PM Reception
6:15 PM Featured Presentation

Join us for a Wells Fargo Evening Tide Talk with Tracy Fanara, E.I., Ph.D. and program manager for environmental health at Mote Marine Laboratory as she dives into the topic of Florida's Red Tide: Protecting Public Health Through Innovation and Citizen Science.

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Gasparilla Pirate Invasion Cruise

Sat., Jan. 26 | 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Come aboard our Bay Spirit II and sail with Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate flotilla! Includes an Ybor-themed brunch with bottomless mimosas and a cruise on Tampa Bay.

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Wedding Tasting

Thurs., Feb. 7 | 7-9 PM

We invite you and your fiance to attend The Florida Aquarium's wedding tasting experience. Get a full view of our unique venue and taste some of our most popular wedding menu items to help prepare for your big day!

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Valentine's Dinner

Thurs., Feb. 14 | 7-10 PM

We’re serving up the perfect romantic dinner for you and your Valentine, featuring spectacular views of mesmerizing sea creatures.

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