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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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rendering of teenage boy looking at two story puffing habitat

December 1, 2023

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM RECEIVES LEADERSHIP GIFT FROM VINIK FAMILY

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

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES PAR AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR NEW MORPH’D GALLERY

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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boy throwing snowball with snow days the florida aquarium in text

November 10, 2023

SNOW IS FORECASTED FOR TAMPA DURING THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM’S SNOW DAYS 2023 Celebration Includes Weekends

Tampa, FL (November 10, 2023) Who says Floridians can’t experience the magic of snow? The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce the return of Snow Days, a cherished holiday tradition in Tampa, offering even more icy excitement this year. Snow…

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October 12, 2023

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN FUN AT THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM’S 2023 GUPPYWEEN

Tampa, FL (October 12, 2023) – The Florida Aquarium continues its Halloween tradition with its annual family-friendly 2023 Guppyween celebration on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29. The two-day event will feature complimentary trick-or-treating stations, animal encounters, character appearances,…

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one-of-a-kind collector’s cigar at J.C Newman Cigar Company named the “SEA-Gar,” the specially designed El Baton cigar is wrapped with The Aquarium’s logo and a Florida Gar against the a black felt top of an open humidor

October 2, 2023

SECRET MENU “SEA-GAR” CELEBRATES THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM

Tampa, FL (October 2, 2023) – For a limited time, guests who visit The Florida Aquarium have a unique opportunity to reel in a one-of-a-kind collector’s cigar at J.C Newman Cigar Company. Named the “SEA-Gar,” the specially designed El Baton…

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illustrated penguin with one flipper up and footprints behind it. Underneath the illustration it says penguin waddle in blue and October 14 2023 in balck

September 5, 2023

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PENGUIN WADDLE The community is invited to join the short walk and celebration for penguin conservation.

Tampa, FL (September 5, 2023) – The Florida Aquarium announced its partnership earlier this year with the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa and Georgia Aquarium for Not On Our Watch (#NOOW), an African penguin conservation awareness campaign….

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