Open Daily 9:30am-5:00pm
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
Open daily - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Come see why The Florida Aquarium is a top USA TODAY ranked aquarium in North America; Top 10 Aquarium by WORKING MOTHER; a TripAdvisor top 10 Aquarium in the country; and Parents Magazine top 5 "Kid-Friendly" aquarium.
Entrance to the Aquarium's parking lot is located north of the Aquarium off the east side of Channelside Drive at York Street. Parking is $6 per car and free for Aquarium Members. 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. The Aquarium does not validate parking tokens for the parking garage across the street.
Enjoy all the Aquarium's exhibits, daily shows, 4-D theater, The Splash Pad and more with a general admission ticket.
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Enjoy a variety of food and drinks at the Café Ray offering a wide selection of dining options including breakfast from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and lunch and dinner options which include healthy and hearty salads, burgers, Panini sandwiches, pasta, pizza and much more. Self-serve drinks and snacks are also available.
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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.
Shark Swim Story 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