Hours of Admission

Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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The only thing better than a visit to The Florida Aquarium is participation in one of our events. From onsite events planned exclusively for fun, excitement and education to offsite stewardship events organized for collective action, we have something for everyone! 

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A Lasting Legacy in Tampa Bay Conservation Inspiration through Art

As part of Super Bowl LV’s environmental efforts, The Florida Aquarium partnered with NFL Green and the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee to leave a lasting legacy in Tampa Bay. During NFL Green Week’s Dive 55 effort in January 2021, led by Pepsi Stronger Together and FORCE BLUE, a team of retired special operations military veterans, collected debris in the Gulf of Mexico, including fishing ropes, crab trap buoys, and more. Students from Hillsborough County Public Schools used what was collected to bring creativity and conservation together to design a piece of art that connects to the Tampa Bay environment.

Because plastic waste is harming wildlife and wild places at record levels, the consumption of single-use plastics and flow of plastics reaching our waterways must be significantly reduced. By turning trash into treasure, these student art pieces are meant to inspire audiences to consider the impact of plastics on Tampa Bay’s wildlife. This project was made possible through the support of Erin Saldino, K-12 Supervisor of Visual & Theatre Arts Education for Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Shark art made out of recycled plastic
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4-D Experience®

Your guests are invited on an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole this holiday season on THE POLAR
EXPRESS™ with the SimEx-Iwerks 4-D Version of the Holiday Classic!

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)

The Polar Express Poster
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Santa Visits the Aquarium

Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in December before Christmas! Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa!

Santa inside a snow globe
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Snow Days

Snow is in the forecast at The Florida Aquarium for Sunday, December 26, 2021 through January 2, 2022! Join in on all the frosty festivities of Snow Days free with membership or general admission. From an epic battle where you'll throw snowballs at the pollution monsters plaguing our oceans to a Winter Wonderland dance party and many more gloved hands-on interactives experiences, it’s fun for the whole family! Visitors may enjoy Snow Days with extended hours at the Aquarium all week long from 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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