Membership Reservations

Membership Reservations

Members, we are excited to SEA you!

The Florida Aquarium has taken robust measures to safeguard your health, and the health and safety of other guests, our staff and our animals. As a scientific organization, we continue to adhere to strict wellness guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our healthcare partners at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health.  

All guests must follow all posted instructions while visiting The Florida Aquarium, adhering to our current policies:

       

Make a Membership Reservation

 

Members, if you are having trouble making a reservation, please call us at 813-273-4030 or email membership@flaquarium.org.


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN PLANNING A VISIT TO THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM

  • Hourly capacity is limited to provide for physical distancing.
  • Online reservations are REQUIRED to manage capacity limits and minimize touchpoints at the entrance.
  • Reservations can be secured in 30-minute time slots and guests will not be admitted prior to their scheduled time.
  • Groups will be limited to 8 tickets.
  • All Aquarium staff members and volunteers will be required to wear face masks while working. They also have their temperature checked each morning before they start working. 
  • All Aquarium guests are REQUIRED to wear masks (ages 3 and up) without exemption.
  • Physical distancing is strongly encouraged and floor graphics in the entry queue will help everyone remain 6 feet apart.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be found throughout the Aquarium including at the entry, exit, and restrooms.
  • The Aquarium will maintain its high standards of cleanliness and all high-touch surfaces like windows, railings, restrooms, and elevators will continuously be cleaned.
  • We will not accept cash payments for any transactions.  We accept all major credit cards.
  • Pre-paid parking will be available online during the reservation process and we strongly encourage you to add parking to your reservation. However, Members do not need to reserve in advance and will continue to receive free parking by showing membership card and photo ID.
  • The 4D Theater is not available.
  • Behind the Scenes Tours, Close up Critter Tours, Shark Dive, Heart of the Sea Swim and other added experiences are currently unavailable.
  • Secret Sealife Superhero and Heart of the Sea Show are currently unavailable.
  • Stroller and wheelchair rentals will be available.
  • Food service offerings and available seating will be limited.
  • Water fountains will not be available. Guests can bring their own water or purchase single-serve beverages.
  • Café Ray and Gift Shop will limit the number of guests allowed in them at any time.
  • Bathrooms will be available throughout the Aquarium and we encourage guests to maintain physical distancing while accessing them.

The Florida Aquarium has Infection Prevention Approval by Tampa General Hospital.