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Storks 4-D Experience® now delivering family fun to The Florida Aquarium's 4-D Theater

Endless laughs, exciting plot twists and delightful baby giggles are flying into The Florida Aquarium’s 4D Theater today with the all-new Storks 4D Experience®! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this blockbuster film is guaranteed to deliver an experience like no other. The blockbuster hit featuring all-star voice talent from Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell has been transformed into a 13-minute 4D Experience® with colorful, popping 3D and special effects. ... Read More
at Thursday, May 24
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One coral species is on the brink of local extinction, what coral experts are doing to preserve it

The Florida Aquarium’s coral experts returned from a coral health assessment trip in the Florida Keys last month with devastating news – Florida’s pillar coral, a threatened coral species, is on the brink of local extinction. But, not all hope is lost. Coral experts from The Florida Aquarium and other partners are actively working to protect and preserve this coral species.   On the trip coordinated by coral biologist Karen Neely of Nova Southeastern University (NSU),... Read More
at Wednesday, May 9
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The Florida Aquarium Voted One of Top Three Aquariums in North America

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce being voted third in the nationwide USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Best Aquarium!  The Florida Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and 19 other aquariums were nominated by a panel of experts to represent the best aquariums in North America recognized for their fun and educational setting , high quality exhibits and visitor interactions, and the vital role they play in animal conservation ... Read More
at Friday, May 4
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The Florida Aquarium Provides Medical Supplies After Nearly 11,000 Endangered Tortoises Confiscated from a Home in Madagascar

Today, critical medical supplies from The Florida Aquarium are on their way to Madagascar to treat thousands of tortoises that were confiscated from a single residence in the city of Toliara in Madagascar.   On April 10, the Turtle Survival Alliance, a global partnership of individuals, zoos, aquariums, biologists and researchers who have joined together to help conserve threatened and endangered tortoise and turtle species, confiscated 10,976 critically endangered radiated tortoises... Read More
at Thursday, May 3
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The Florida Aquarium Seeking Community Support to Ramp Up Sea Turtle Rescue and Education Efforts

Donate now and double your impact with a financial gift to be matched through May 31 by Fifth Third Bank. The Florida Aquarium works to maintain healthy sea turtle populations, with an emphasis on critical care and reintroduction back into natural habitats. To increase its ability to rescue, rehab and release these endangered species back into the ocean and to educate the public about the importance of these animals, The Florida Aquarium is asking its neighbors for help in a new sea... Read More
at Tuesday, May 1
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Six-year-old Philanthropist Inspired by Ocean Conservation Raises Money for The Florida Aquarium

Makenzie Bass, a six-year-old philanthropist inspired by ocean conservation, presented a check almost twice her size to The Florida Aquarium in the amount of $546 on April 18. Makenzie raised the funds herself, which will go toward the Aquarium’s mission of entertaining, educating and inspiring stewardship of the natural environment. After learning about endangered animals in her class at Carrollwood Day School, Makenzie felt inspired to get involved. “I just knew these... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 25
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New at The Florida Aquarium: Dive into the all-new Splash and Bubbles: 4-D Undersea Adventure

Put your fins together for the all-new Splash and Bubbles: 4-D Undersea Adventure, premiering at The Florida Aquarium, Friday, April 6! This special run lasts through Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the 4-Ducks Theater and promises an undersea adventure like no other. Plus, it’s FREE with Aquarium admission! The hit PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles comes to life in this brand-new 4-D Experience® filled with music, fun and everyone’s favorite citizens of the sea! The 12-minute... Read More
at Monday, Apr 9
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Vote The Florida Aquarium for USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice Awards

The Florida Aquarium, along with 19 other accredited aquariums, has been nominated by a panel of experts for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 awards. The Florida Aquarium is the only aquarium representing Florida in the Best Aquariums category— VOTE HERE.   The nominees represent the best aquariums in the country and are recognized for their fun and educational setting, high quality exhibits and visitor interactions, and the vital role they play in animal... Read More
at Friday, Apr 6
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The Florida Aquarium Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

The Florida Aquarium is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Wood as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective March 19, following an extensive nationwide search for the position.   Wood brings more than two decades of leadership experience, with a focus on innovation and revenue growth. He most recently served as Mystic Aquarium’s Senior Vice President of External Relations, where he managed the Marketing, Guest Services, Membership, Exhibits Development, Government... Read More
at Monday, Apr 2
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The Florida Aquarium Earns Top Rating for Charity Navigator

The Florida Aquarium, a nonprofit organization, was recently awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The coveted 4-star rating, the highest possible rating, is only awarded to the most fiscally responsible organizations.The Florida Aquarium is among the top ten highest rated aquariums in the U.S.   Charity Navigator, which rates about 8,000 charities on a zero-to four-star scale, considers various... Read More
at Friday, Mar 30
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