We’re getting a jump on our spring cleaning! The Florida Aquarium will be closed January 24 – 28. Please join us when we reopen on January 29.

Hours of Admission

Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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January 2022
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bead Free Bay Initiative

Join The Florida Aquarium in support of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s Bead Free Bay initiative to make a greener Gasparilla and keep beads out of the bay!

Starting Sunday, January 23, following the Gasparilla Children’s Parade through February 5, collect a five gallon bucket or more of discarded beads and redeem at The Florida Aquarium for one (1) half-price ticket for each bucket collected.

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Bead Free Bay Initative
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Adopt a Road Cleanup

Celebrate the day that Florida became the 27th State with us by protecting and restoring our adopted highway in Apollo Beach, Dickman Road.  Volunteers are needed to assist with the removing trash and debris along this road that runs parallel to the Florida Conservation and Technology Center which includes the Florida Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rehabilitations Center, Coral Care Complex and Cownose Cove located at The Manatee Viewing Center.


9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gasparilla Invasion Cruise

Join The Florida Aquarium on a swashbuckling adventure as part of the Gasparilla pirate flotilla. The Bay Spirit II, our 72’ catamaran, will travel across the waters of Hillsborough Bay to meet the Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar at Ballast Point and join the flotilla in this annual re-enactment of Tampa’s historic pirate invasion. From there, we'll journey among the colorful Gasparilla Flotilla into Seddon Channel (channel between Davis Island and Harbour Island); finally breaking away to Sparkman Channel to dock back at The Florida Aquarium.


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February 2022
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