Leap with the Fishes

Leap with the Fishes | 21+ Sleepover

February 29th – March 1st | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. 


2020 is a Leap year – which means an extra day to celebrate 25 years of The Florida Aquarium – and we’re gonna party all night long with a lineup of fun activities! Join us for Leap with the Fishes – on Saturday, February 29th. During this exclusive 21+ sleepover, our guests will see the Aquarium in a new light, in the dark.


Activities include:

Behind the Scenes Tour

Ready to go through the Staff Only doors and see what happens behind the scenes of a world-class Aquarium? Get answers on how we care for our 8000+ animals and plants from around the world; how we keep the water so clean and clear and what it takes to keep our animals healthy and happy.

Squid Dissection

Explore the inner and outer workings of this amazing aquatic creature. Under direction from a knowledgeable instructor, you will discover this invertebrates’ anatomy as you explore from the inside out.

Close Up Animal Encounters

This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the Aquarium’s most famous animal ambassadors. Our experienced Biologists and Educators will tell you all about what makes our animals so amazing.   Have your camera ready.

Party like it’s 1995!

 ‘Hey now, you’re an ALL star, get your game on’ and sing your favorite jams at our 90’s Karaoke party while enjoying delicious bites and drinks from the open bar.

Overnight stay in our Coral Reef or Heart of the Sea Galleries

Spend an unforgettable night gazing at the underwater world around you.

Light Breakfast

Start your day with a light breakfast including assorted breakfast sandwiches, Greek yogurt, muffins, coffee and orange juice. 

Stay the day and see the Aquarium

Don’t be in a rush to leave us. Spend Sunday, March 1st with us. Starting at 9:30am all exhibits and galleries will be open for you to explore. Touch a jelly in our main lobby, take a hike on Florida’s Wetlands Trail and see alligators, otters and free-flying birds or catch a 4D showing of Being Dolphin at our 4-D theater located on our outdoor plaza. There is so much more to see.

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Ticket Cost: $190 per person/Aquarium Member

$200 per person/General Public


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Print Waiver

Aquarium Parking is included. Tickets are non-refundable. Late arrivals, cancellations, and no shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. No outside food or drinks are permitted. A printed, signed waiver must be brought to the event to enjoy the night's festivities!