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April 30, 2024

The Florida Aquarium is Nominated as One of the Best in the Country

Tampa, FL (April 30, 2024) –The Florida Aquarium is once again honored to receive a nomination in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award competition. Now, the community can help put the Aquarium and Tampa Bay in the national spotlight. Voting…

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March 22, 2024

The Florida Aquarium Unveils New State-of-the-Art Coral Conservation & Research Center

Tampa, FL (March 22, 2024) – The Florida Aquarium, a world renowned leader in coral reproduction and restoration, officially opened a new 4,200 square-foot expansion of its Coral Conservation and Research Center in Apollo Beach today. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony…

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March 18, 2024

The Florida Aquarium Celebrates Expanded Partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa, FL – The Florida Aquarium is proud to reveal the newly transformed Stingray Beach exhibit, now sponsored by the Tampa Bay Rays. These exciting updates to the hands-on experience, located on the second floor of the Aquarium’s downtown Tampa…

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An aerial view of The Florida Aquarium in Tampa.

February 29, 2024

The Florida Aquarium Unveils New Ticketing System to Enhance Guest Experience Amid Record Attendance

Tampa, FL – In response to unprecedented growth and to continue providing exceptional guest experiences, The Florida Aquarium is making enhancements to its guest visitation and ticketing procedures. Following a record-breaking year that welcomed nearly 1.1 million guests, the Aquarium…

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January 25, 2024

Local Students Dive into Real-World Learning Opportunities as The Florida Aquarium Cuts Ribbon of JA Biztown Storefront

DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES PHOTOS & VIDEO HERE TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2024) – The Florida Aquarium recently announced the official opening of an interactive storefront and learning experience at Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay’s JA Biztown. The student-sized town provides hands-on…

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Bead Collection Bin

January 11, 2024

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM ENCOURAGES BEAD RECYCLING WITH GASPARILLA PROMOTION Collect beads to help protect marine life and our waterways and receive discounted admission.

Tampa, FL (January 11, 2024) – The community is invited to join the crew at The Florida Aquarium to help keep beads out of the Bay during Gasparilla. Revelers are encouraged to drop off beads collected during the celebration at…

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from left to right: turtle costume character, pregnant woman in a red dress holding her toddler son, man in grey jeans, black t-shirt, grey jacket, and hat holding his young son, african penguin costume character, Roger Germann CEO, standing in front of Aquarium backdrop and oversize lighted number one and oversize lighted letter M

December 19, 2023

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM WELCOMES ITS ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR A surprise celebration marks a historic milestone for the iconic Downtown Tampa attraction.

Tampa, FL (December 19, 2023) When David Narankevicius, his wife and two young sons planned their very first trip to The Florida Aquarium, they never imagined the experience would be quite like today’s visit. The Aquarium staff packed the lobby…

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December 1, 2023


Tampa, FL (December 1, 2023) – The Florida Aquarium is honored to announce Jeff and Penny Vinik through the Vinik Family Foundation have made a major leadership gift in the amount of $1.5 million to support the Aquarium’s $45M Sea…

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ring tailed lemur eating lettuce

November 22, 2023

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM LAUNCHES FARM-TO-AQUARIUM PARTNERSHIP Le Roots Premium Urban Farm is supplying high-quality local produce for the Aquarium’s animals.

TAMPA, FL (November 22, 2023)—The Florida Aquarium has partnered with Le Roots, a premium urban farm in South Tampa, to provide high-quality produce to its animals with a focus on animal wellbeing and sustainability. Species like the radiated tortoises, Linnaeus’s…

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MORPH'D an adaptation story presented by PAR creating connections. changing lives.

November 16, 2023


TAMPA, FL (November 16, 2023)—The Florida Aquarium is proud to announce PAR, an innovative provider of scientifically valid assessments of mental health and human performance, as presenting sponsor of the Aquarium’s latest addition, MORPH’D. The Lutz-based business has committed to…

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