701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
Monday-Thursday: 10:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Friday-Sunday: 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 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.
The Florida Aquarium is operating with limited capacity. Online reservations are required.
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 $10 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.
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Cafe Ray | First Floor Lobby
Monday - Thursday: 10:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
American Grill Hours:
Monday - Friday 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Corona Cove Hours:
Thursday - Friday: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
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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.
Main Aquarium Story
The main entrance is accessible by wheelchair. The Aquarium is fully accessible to the disabled.
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
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.
Did you know that the Aquarium spends over $24,000 on food and medical supplies monthly to support the 9,000 animals in our care? Whether you purchase a t-shirt or a hat this Holiday sea-son, you are investing in the best care of these special animals.
A portion of the proceeds from your gift will help animals like our sharks, sea turtles, otters and wild animals in our blue backyard.
Pirate Water Taxi's Stop 1 is at The Florida Aquarium and departs daily starting at 11:05 a.m. - 5:05 p.m.
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Tips and insider information to make your visit to the Aquarium fin-tastic:
Phone: (813) 273-4000