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Ridged Cactus Coral and Larvae Side by Side

April 22, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Makes History Again!

Scientists at The Florida Aquarium have again made history, this time becoming the first in the world to reproduce ridged cactus coral or Mycetophyllia lamarckiana in human care.  The breakthrough happened over several nights earlier this month at The Florida Aquarium’s Center…

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Aquarium Exterior

March 26, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Extends Temporary Public Closure

Today, The Florida Aquarium announced it will extend its temporary closure to the public through Sunday, May 10 to help minimize the effects and spread of COVID-19. The decision to extend its public closure was made voluntary by The Florida…

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Animal Rescue Team

March 19, 2020

Two Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles Released Back to the Wild after Intense Rehab at The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, offers a story of inspiration and hope in the wake of the ever-evolving situation around COVID-19. “Titan and Starbird,” two threatened loggerhead sea turtles, were released on the pristine sands of the Atlantic Ocean at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park…

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Museum Partnership

March 13, 2020

Tampa’s Top Cultural Attractions Respond to COVID-19

Based on the most current information from public health officials, and in support of community efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Henry B….

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Splash Back to the 90's

March 11, 2020

Make a Splash into 1995 with Extended Hours Event at The Florida Aquarium

Have you ever just wanted to bring back the 90s? Don’t worry! The Florida Aquarium is hosting a Splash Back to the 90s party with extended hours. Oh, snap! Join us for an evening full of slammin’ music performed by the Actual…

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Family at Splashpad

March 9, 2020

Waddle Over to The Florida Aquarium and Spend a Spring Break ‘Staycation’ with our Aquatic Superstars

Spring Break 2020 will be here soon, and now’s a great time to make plans for time with the kids. This year, skip the airport restroom lines and cross-country road trip meltdowns and take your family on a spring break staycation in…

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Washed Ashore

February 29, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Officially Launches Washed Ashore – Art to Save the Sea

On exhibit for the first time in the Tampa Bay region, The Florida Aquarium presents “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” from February 29 through the end of August. This unique exhibit educates about the negative and devastating effects…

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Green Gasparilla Dive

February 15, 2020

The Florida Aquarium and Green Gasparilla Dive in for 3rd Annual Post Gasparilla Diver Cleanup

To help launch this year’s post-Gasparilla Diver cleanup, The Florida Aquarium, Green Gasparilla, Calypso Dive and NAUI divers did their part in keeping our shorelines healthy by diving into the waters around Davis Islands for an underwater cleanup. Over 20 divers donned their wetsuits…

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Rehabbed Sea Turtle

February 3, 2020

The Florida Aquarium’s Rehab Center Takes in Cold-stunned Endangered Sea Turtles

Several sea turtles arrived yesterday for rehabilitation at The Florida Aquarium’s $4.1 million Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center at the Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach. This is the second group of turtles from the state’s east coast to be cared for…

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Sleepover at the Aquarium

January 30, 2020

Celebrate 25 Years of The Florida Aquarium With Its First-Ever 21+ Sleepover Event

Have you ever wanted to sleep with the fishes? Look no further! The Florida Aquarium is hosting a Leap with the Fishes adults-only sleepover. Join us for a night full of unique experiences and fascinating programming all after dark at the Aquarium without any…

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