Day of Discovery
A Day of Discovery provides an Aquarium experience specifically tailored to individuals with sensory differences and their families. Days of Discovery are hosted by The Florida Aquarium in partnership with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida.
To address the needs of our diverse audiences, Day of Discovery has limited capacity and is reserved for families and children with sensory differences and/or accessibility challenges. Special effects, lights and music will be adapted for those with sensory differences. Day of Discovery is free for members and $10 for non-members.
Our next Day of Discovery will take place on Sunday, June 25.
A Day of Discovery provides an aquarium experience specifically tailored to individuals with sensory differences and their families. Special effects, lights and music will be adapted for those with sensory differences.
Admission to Day of Discovery is intended for those with sensory differences and/or accessibility challenges and their families.
Yes. Tickets are $10 per person and complimentary for Aquarium members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-transferable. Members can reserve a complimentary ticket by logging into their account.
Due to limited capacity, walk-up tickets may not be available.
Day of Discovery is free to members but a ticket must be reserved to gain entry to the event. This allows the Aquarium to maintain a capacity limit. Members can log into their account to reserve tickets.
Free parking will be available at the Aquarium’s surface parking lot, north of the Aquarium for the duration of the event. The Aquarium cannot validate or reimburse for parking in the garage or non-Aquarium lots.
Yes, but please note that sounds and lights will come on at 9:30am for general admission.
All habitats and exhibits will be available to explore, including the three touch habitats (Stingray Beach, No Bone Zone, and Moon Bay). You might even encounter some special animal ambassadors! Don’t forget to bring your water-wear if you plan to take a dip in the Splash Pad!
Café Ray will serve breakfast bites for morning Days of Discovery and a condensed version of their full menu for nighttime Days of Discovery. The gift shop will be closed.