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Brews by the Bay on October 11

Tampa, Fla.  – We are  four days away  from Brews by the Bay! Don’t fish out on the best year of Brews yet. On Friday, October 11, the Aquarium will be overflowing with  100+ types of beer  and tastings from  35 local Tampa restaurants .  This event is sponsored through the generosity of Pepin Distributing Company and Aramark.   "Support of our annual fundraising events like, Brews by the Bay is an... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Announces a $15,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

Tampa, FL  -  The Florida Aquarium announced today that TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation has donated $15,000 to support the sponsored admission program at the Aquarium for under-served students in the Tampa Bay area to visit The Florida Aquarium.   The grant allows the Aquarium’s education admission rate to be deeply discounted to serve our diverse community, as some groups do not have funds to visit the Aquarium. Title 1 schools receive a significantly... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Celebrates 11th Year of Brews by the Bay

Great Beer. Great Music. Great Cause. It’s Beer for a Blue Planet TAMPA, Fla., - Who knew conservation could taste so good? Mark your calendar for the 11 th  annual Brews by the Bay at The Florida Aquarium on Friday, October 11, 2019. Enjoy over 100 beer tastings and various food samplings from 30 local Tampa Bay restaurants. This event is sponsored through the generosity of Pepin Distributing Company and Aramark . Take in the beautiful BLUE landscape ... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Announces Community Days and $15 Tickets

TAMPA, FL — The Florida Aquarium will offer a special $15 general admission ticket * price beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 9:30 a.m. through Friday, September 6th, both online and at the Aquarium's ticket window. While area schools were announced closed last Friday due to Hurricane Dorian, The Florida Aquarium maintains normal operating hours (9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to provide a place of learning and fun-filled experiences for locals and visitors to the Tampa Bay region. ... Read More
at Monday, September 2, 2019
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The Florida Aquarium Becomes First Organization in History to Induce Spawning of Atlantic Coral; A New Hope to Save Florida’s Reefs

Apollo Beach, FL – For the first time ever, endangered Atlantic pillar coral have spawned through lab-induced techniques. The scientific breakthrough occurred this week in a researc h laboratory at The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach as part of Project Coral . Scientists believe the historic breakthrough could ultimately help save corals in the Florida Reef Tract from extinction.  This conservation effort enables coral sexual... Read More
at Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Yoga with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium

Start your day off with a gentle flow as sand tiger sharks, tropical fish, stingrays, and a sea turtle swim past you. Spend your Sunday morning with the serenity of the sea at The Florida Aquarium before it opens its doors to the general public. The Florida Aquarium and Pose by Pose Yoga have teamed up to bring early-morning yoga to downtown Tampa on special days. The first Flow with the Fishes yoga session takes place Sunday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m., at the Aquarium.   All levels... Read More
at Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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The Florida Aquarium's Animal Response Team Returns Four Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Back to the Ocean

Today, The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue , returned Jupiter, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, and three juvenile green sea turtles (Canaveral, Enterprise, and Satellite) back into the Atlantic Ocean at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park on Flagler Beach in Flagler County. The release of these four rehabilitated sea turtles was made possible through the Aquarium’s ongoing partnership with Florida Blue as well as the direct support of... Read More
at Thursday, July 18, 2019
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The Florida Aquarium Names Grant Martin as Vice President of Development

The Florida Aquarium is pleased to announce Grant Martin as its new Vice President of Development. Martin previously served as the Vice President Capital Campaign at the Tampa Bay History Center. This announcement comes as The Florida Aquarium experiences increased visibility in their conservation efforts and business growth. Coral research and restoration in the Florida Reef Track and the opening of a state-of-the-art Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center have put the Aquarium at the forefront... Read More
at Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Sea Life, Fireworks, and Fun at The Florida Aquarium’s All-American Celebration and Extended Hours

Don’t be left out of Tampa’s Biggest Fish of July Celebration at The Florida Aquarium with Indoor and Outdoor Fun, Fireworks and over 14,000 Sea Creatures!   Join us for Independence Day at The Florida Aquarium! Celebrate with fishes, flags and fireworks and get a “fish-eye” view of all the downtown Tampa excitement. The Aquarium will be open for its regular hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. during Fourth of July and will keep the fun going after-hours to... Read More
at Monday, July 1, 2019
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Sips under the Sea: Eat, Drink & Chill

If you’re looking for a unique date night experience, then look no further. Sips Under the Sea is the place to be on Friday, July 26, 2019. It’s not your average “adult-night” at a local attraction. It’s a sofishticated way to spend your Friday night! Dress up in your sophisticated summer attire and enjoy a relaxing experience in downtown Tampa.   Sips Under the Sea is an exclusive cocktail party for adults 21+ to enjoy The Florida Aquarium after... Read More
at Thursday, June 27, 2019
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