Host an Event

Host an Event

Host your event at the aquarium

Event bookings provide a sea of support for our environmental conservation efforts and youth education programs.


From elegant sit-down dinners, to day and night cruises on Tampa Bay, to strolling receptions through the many immersive galleries that highlight the natural world, The Florida Aquarium is the perfect setting for any event. We invite you to come take a tour of The Florida Aquarium's event spaces and see why Event Solutions named the Aquarium the "Event Site of the Year."

Corporate & Convention Events

Allow The Florida Aquarium's team of event specialists to make the next corporate event the talk of the office. From holiday parties, client receptions, to quarterly meetings and everything in between, the atmosphere at The Florida Aquarium will exceed expectations for any corporate event.  

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Social Events

From Sweet Sixteens and retirement parties, to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (and many others,) The Florida Aquarium is the perfect place to create a wonderful event full of memories that last a lifetime. The Aquarium has catering and decor options to suit any event. 

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Imagine a wedding ceremony in front of family and friends, surrounded by thousands of aquatic animals that call The Florida Aquarium home. Not to mention a half-million gallon coral reef habitat as your ceremony backdrop.

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Private Boat Charters

the florida aquarium's Bay Spirit two sailing with decks full of guests on a sunny day with the beautiful Tampa skyline in background

Host an exclusive event aboard The Florida Aquarium’s very own Bay Spirit II Catamaran Charter. Toast to loved ones, friends or colleagues and experience great food and entertainment as you sail across the Bay. Morning, afternoon and evening charters are available.


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Birthday Parties

Two small children smile at a birthday party behind a blue shark themed birthday cakeLet your inner pirate or mermaid go all out at an exclusive Party with the Fishes!


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Three children smile during an aquarium sleepover in front of the coral reef exhibit's viewing window with plush sea creature toysDive into sleeping bags in front of snoozin' sharks and evening eels and enjoy a wet and wild sleepover! Reserve your sleepover as soon as possible, as dates are limited and fill up quickly.

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