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Florida Aquarium To Host Extended Hours Fridays This Summer

June 27, 2022
The Florida Aquarium


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 activities themed for the decades. A silent disco, vinyl album photo wall, flower power and Jazzercise are just a few of the ways the Aquarium gives a nod to days gone by.

Free for members and included with general admission, Aqua Nights is a great way to relish and relive fond memories of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

“Nostalgia is very hot right now,” said Lauren Pickel, Events & Promotions Manager at The Florida Aquarium. “It’s a major trend and we are more than happy to lean into it!”

Awesome activities will include decade-themed dance parties featuring The Actual Bank Robbers and Midnight Music DJs, live painting demonstrations by local artists, make-your-own-bouquets with Posies Flower Truck and much more. On select dates, far-out food trucks will include Top Nosh Street Food, Engine 53 Pizza, Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese and The Chief’s Cantina.

“We are excited to be engaging so many local businesses to provide a fun night out that will appeal to guests of all ages,” added Pickel.

The entire aquarium will be open for the enjoyment of guests including all touch habitats, the Splash Pad, 4-D Theater, Café Ray and the Aquarium Gift Store. Plus, enjoy an encore performance of the Raptors! Birds of Prey show and disco divers in the Coral Reef habitat.

Events and vendors vary by date and are subject to change. A full schedule of events is available at https://www.flaquarium.org/events/aqua-nights/. Food and flower trucks require additional purchases.

Contact The Florida Aquarium communications@flaquarium.org

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