Open Daily 9:30am-5:00pm
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
Open daily - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Enjoy a variety of food and drinks at the Café Ray. Café Ray is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. offering a wide selection of dining options including breakfast from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and lunch and dinner options including healthy and hearty salads, burgers, Panini sandwiches, pasta, pizza and much more. Self-serve drinks and snacks are also available.
Click here to see the Café Ray menu.
Due to the nature of the facility and the safety of its animals with open exhibits, The Florida Aquarium isn't able to allow outside food and drink into the Aquarium. This does not include bottles or baby food for infants.
The Florida Aquarium has teamed up with the Center For Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida to provide support and assistance to people with autism and related disabilities. Please utilize the resources below to properly plan for your visit to The Florida Aquarium.
C.A.R.D. Aquarium Information Booklet
Wild Dolphin Eco-tour Storyboard
Penguin Backstage Pass Storyboard
Behind The Scenes Tour
Main Aquarium Story
The main entrance is accessible by wheelchair. The Aquarium is fully accessible to the disabled and a limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis with appropriate identification.
Handicapped parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in The Florida Aquarium parking lot located north of the Aquarium on the east side of Channelside Drive.
In order for guests to experience the Wild Dolphin Cruise, participants must be able to cross the gang plank from the wharf to the boat and back on their own or with assistance from another person in their party. Wheelchairs can be brought on board the vessel after guests have physically traversed the gang plank. Due to changing tides, the gang plank can potentially require up to six steps to board and disembark from the vessel. Thank you for your understanding.
Wheelchairs, scooters and strollers are available to rent daily. Limited quantities available and are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Single Strollers $5.00
Double Strollers $7.00
From books about fish and other aquatic life to gorgeous high end jewelry, The Florida Aquarium Gift Shop has something for everyone! Before you leave the Aquarium, be sure to stop in and check out all the amazing items they have to offer.
Tips and insider information to make your visit to the Aquarium fin-tastic:
Phone: (813) 273-4000