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Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Work that Matters: Help us Save the Blue Planet


Individually we are a drop of water.

Together we make an ocean of difference.


Make a tangible difference in the lives of others when you join The Florida Aquarium in support of
our mission to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment.

At The Florida Aquarium you will have the opportunity to work alongside a group of like-minded and passionate individuals focused on world-class animal care, critical conservation and stewardship, and environmental education. From Guest Services to Animal Care and Health to Accounting to Engineering, The Florida Aquarium flourishes on the skills and enthusiasm of our talented team.

As an employer we celebrate and embrace diversity

The Florida Aquarium fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion, respecting and valuing differences. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming space for our staff and volunteers, partners, audiences and community as a whole.

Benefits Our Employees Enjoy

The Florida Aquarium is proud to offer a wide range of benefits aimed at helping you maintain your wellness and financial security while achieving a work-life balance. Eligibility varies on employment status.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Critical Illness & Accident Insurance Availability
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program

  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Employer Matching Contributions

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Leave Benefits

  • Employee discounts at Café Ray and Aquarium Gift Shop
  • Aquarium Membership for party of 8
  • A variety of local and national discounts

  • Pet Insurance
  • Free or discounted admission to select museums and other cultural institutions throughout Florida.

The Florida Aquarium is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The Florida Aquarium participates in E-Verify, please view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Notice of Right to Work.

Join The Florida Aquarium

As a world-class conservation-based Aquarium and a leader in conservation research, The Florida Aquarium offers career opportunities both in downtown Tampa and Apollo Beach.

Downtown Tampa

Located in the heart of the Channelside District, The Florida Aquarium welcomes more than 800,000 visitors each year and is home to thousands of animals.

Conservation Campus – Apollo Beach

Located in Apollo Beach, Florida, the conservation campus is home to the Aquarium’s Coral Conservation Center, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, various research and water quality testing laboratories.

Cownose Cove at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center

Interact with and educate the public visitors to Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center’s Cownose Cove stingray touch habitat. Located in Apollo Beach.