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Atlantic Pillar Coral

June 2, 2023

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM SENDS UNIQUE PILLAR CORALS TO OCEAN IN CRITICAL CONSERVATION STEP: Pillar coral offspring to be held at Coral Restoration Foundation Ocean-Based Nursery

Tampa, FL (May 31, 2023): For the first time ever, offspring of the threatened Atlantic pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), produced from spawning using lab-induced techniques and raised in an aquarium, have made their way back into waters of the Florida…

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May 5, 2023

Adaptive new gallery “MORPH’D” opening this summer at The Florida Aquarium

TAMPA, FL (May 5, 2023): The Florida Aquarium’s exciting new gallery, MORPH’D, officially opens this summer! With 18 species from around the globe – like the axolotl (PHOTO ATTACHED), paddlefish and chameleon – the gallery will immerse guests in the…

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January 18, 2023

Darryl Shaw to lead $40 Million Capital Campaign for The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (January 17, 2023) – The Florida Aquarium announced today that developer Darryl Shaw will lead the non-profit’s upcoming $40 million capital campaign, called Sea Change. The campaign is the Aquarium’s largest since its opening in 1995. Last year,…

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January 11, 2023

The Florida Aquarium Sets Attendance Record

Tampa, FL (January 10, 2023): The Florida Aquarium welcomed nearly 925,000 guests last year, making 2022 the highest attendance in its 27-year history. The record-setting number comes as The Florida Aquarium invested millions in new exhibits and launched exciting guest…

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November 18, 2022

Tampa General Hospital President and CEO John D. Couris Named Board Chair of The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (November 17, 2022) – With fresh guest experiences and historic expansion on the horizon, The Florida Aquarium’s Board of Directors today unanimously approved John D. Couris as the organization’s new Board Chair. Couris is the president & CEO…

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August 16, 2022

$40M Expansion Announced by The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (August 16, 2022): The Florida Aquarium announced today a $40-million expansion plan that will include several exciting new exhibits; most notably a grand outdoor sea lion habitat. The project, which has three phases, will begin in January of…

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Lowe's Hometowns Projects

June 30, 2022

Florida Aquarium Recognized As 2022 Lowe’s Hometowns Community Impact Recipient

Tampa, FL (June 30, 2022): The Florida Aquarium has been awarded a $210,000 grant as part of Lowe’s Hometowns, an initiative that is helping to restore and revitalize spaces that serve as the hubs and heartbeats of communities. This year…

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June 27, 2022

Florida Aquarium To Host Extended Hours Fridays This Summer

Tampa, FL (June 27, 2022): This summer, The Florida Aquarium will host extended hours on Friday evenings. Open until 8pm on Fridays between July 1 and August 5, the Aquarium’s Aqua Nights will feature live entertainment, food trucks and other…

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June 15, 2022

RAPTORS! SOARS INTO THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM THIS FATHER’S DAY: New Up-Close Birds of Prey Experience Set for Summer-Long Run

Tampa, FL (June 14, 2022): On Father’s Day, visit The Florida Aquarium to be among the first to experience Raptors! – an exciting new interactive and educational experience featuring birds of prey from around the world. With birds that include…

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June 7, 2022

Corals Raised At The Florida Aquarium Outplanted In Keys

Tampa, FL (June 7, 2022): Recently, The Florida Aquarium relocated 560 corals at an offshore reef site near Long Key, Florida as their team of coral scientists work tirelessly in the race to restore Florida’s Coral Reef. Including four species…

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