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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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The Florida Aquarium to hold Day of Discovery for Individuals with Sensory Differences

The Florida Aquarium, in partnership with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting its sixth annual Day of Discovery presented by Outback Steakhouse from 8-9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 7. New this year, the Aquarium is proud to team up with MOSI and Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park to combine efforts to raise awareness for autism in the Tampa Bay community through individual Day of Discovery events held at each venue throughout the... Read More
at Wednesday, Mar 28
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The Florida Aquarium Proudly Designated As "Safe Place"

The Florida Aquarium, in partnership with the Tampa Police Department (TPD) and the City of Tampa, is proud to announce it is officially named a Safe Place – a designated safe space for victims of hate crimes and harassment.  The announcement comes on Zero Discrimination Day, an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity.   Organizations like the United Nations actively promote Zero Discrimination Day with various activities to celebrate everyone’s right to live a... Read More
at Thursday, Mar 1
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The Florida Aquarium's Coral Reproduction Success Featured at World Aquaculture Society Conference

Rachel Serafin, a coral biologist at The Florida Aquarium, spoke at the World Aquaculture Society Conference held in Las Vegas from Feb. 19-22, 2018. The World Aquaculture Society is an organization recognized for its professional credibility in aquaculture science, technology and education.   Serafin spoke about The Florida Aquarium’s unprecedented success in coral reproduction. This year has been the Aquarium’s most successful year to date in coral reproduction. The... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 27
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The Florida Aquarium Releases Ten Rehabilitated Endangered Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium staff released ten endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the ocean on Tuesday, February 20, after three months of successful rehabilitative care. Nine of the ten turtles suffered through a cold-stunning event in the Northeast that began in early November 2017. These turtles, along with 38 other cold-stunned turtles, were transferred to Florida from the New England Aquarium in Massachusetts on December 8 as part of a multi-institutional effort including... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 20
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National Geographic and Tampa Organizations Empower Young Females in Science with an Opportunity to Build and Deploy Underwater Robots in Tampa Bay

This weekend, National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman led 30 girls from Hillsborough County on an innovative educational undertaking in a three-day Girls Underwater Robot Camp to design, build and deploy their own remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs). The participating girls come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds but possess strong skills in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Titled Mission: Tampa Bay, participants spent Friday and Saturday learning basic... Read More
at Monday, Feb 12
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The Florida Aquarium, Tampa community collect 95 pounds of beads, 116 pounds of trash after Gasparilla festivities

On Sunday, January 28 - the day after pirates invaded Tampa for Gasparilla - The Florida Aquarium staff and volunteers, in conjunction with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the City of Tampa, helped clean up trash resulting from the festivities.   In three hours, 63 Aquarium team members and volunteers collected 95 pounds of beads (more than 2,400 beads in total), 60.2 pounds of trash (19 full bags) and 56.6 pounds of recycling (13 full bags). “It is great to see our Tampa... Read More
Posted by Brian Gallaher at Tuesday, Jan 30
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