Hours of Admission

Monday - 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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Dec
07ThroughJan
02
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
Dec
11ThroughDec
19
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
Dec
18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

‘Tis the SEAson! Join The Florida Aquarium for a festive cruise on the Bay as part of Tampa’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. The Bay Spirit II, our 72-foot catamaran, will join a flotilla of hundreds of brightly lit and decorated boats. On board you’ll enjoy seasonal music and tasty holiday treats. A cash bar will also be available.

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Boat with Christmas Lights
Dec
23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Snow Days Member Night

Snow is in the forecast at The Florida Aquarium! Be the first to see the freshly fallen snow with a sneak peak of Snow Days. There’s a flurry of frosty festivities during this member exclusive event.  Find your way through our brand new snow maze, presented by Versare! Engage in an epic battle to defeat ocean pollution by throwing snowballs at pollution monsters. Plus, there’s a winter Wonderland dance party and many more gloved hands-on interactives experiences, it’s fun for the whole family!  All of our exhibits will also be open, including 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 entry for the event.

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Two girls in winter gear hold a snowball
Dec
26ThroughDec
31
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Snow Days

Snow is in the forecast at The Florida Aquarium! Be the first to see the freshly fallen snow with a sneak peak of Snow Days. There’s a flurry of frosty festivities during this member exclusive event.  Find your way through our brand new snow maze, presented by Versare! Engage in an epic battle to defeat ocean pollution by throwing snowballs at pollution monsters. Plus, there’s a winter Wonderland dance party and many more gloved hands-on interactives experiences, it’s fun for the whole family!  All of our exhibits will also be open, including 4-D Theater, Café Ray and the Gift Shop.

Visitors may enjoy Snow Days with extended hours at the Aquarium December 26 - 31 from 9:30 AM – 8 PM and January 1 - 2 from 9:30 AM - 5 PM.

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Snow Days
Jan
01ThroughJan
02
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Snow Days

Snow is in the forecast at The Florida Aquarium! Be the first to see the freshly fallen snow with a sneak peak of Snow Days. There’s a flurry of frosty festivities during this member exclusive event.  Find your way through our brand new snow maze, presented by Versare! Engage in an epic battle to defeat ocean pollution by throwing snowballs at pollution monsters. Plus, there’s a winter Wonderland dance party and many more gloved hands-on interactives experiences, it’s fun for the whole family!  All of our exhibits will also be open, including 4-D Theater, Café Ray and the Gift Shop.

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Snow Days
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