Sleep with the Fishes

Due to COVID-19, this program is temporarily on hold. If you would like to see previous offerings, please see the information below. The information listed will be updated as we work to reopen or modify this program. 


Dive into sleeping bags in front of snoozin' sharks and evening eels and enjoy a wet and wild sleepover! Reserve your sleepover as soon as possible, as dates are limited and fill up quickly. Minimum of 15 paid participants. 


Who Participates in Sleepovers?

  • School Groups (Grade 2 and older)  
  • Scout Groups (Age 6 and older)
  • Organized Youth Groups (Age 6 and older)

Build Your Sleepover

PM Activities

(Pick 2)

AM Activities

(Pick 1)

Additional Items

(Pick any)

Squid dissection Animal Encounter Patches (+$2)
Sea turtle rescue Dive Show (+$75)* 24 pull-apart cupcakes (price varies)
Behind the scenes tour -- --
Fish Identification -- --
Corals Alive -- --
Shark Senses -- --








*If group is over 50 guests, the dive show is included at no additional cost, replacing the animal encounter.

Sleepovers Include:

  • Guided education instruction by The Florida Aquarium's team members
  • An evening walk along the Florida Wetland's Trail inside the Aquarium's iconic Wetland's dome
  • Late-night pizza snack
  • Sleeping near the fishes and other marine life
  • Next day admission to the Aquarium

Additional items can be added: Patches ($2.00) and 24 pull-apart cupcakes (price varies).

Program Fee

  • 15-19 people  = $48.00 per person
  • 20-49 people = $45.00 per person
  • 50-125 people = $40.00 per person


A $100 nonrefundable deposit is due one week after the reservation has been made. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the program. Sleep with the Fishes requires a two week notice.


Located in the Channel District, The Florida Aquarium is the perfect location for sleepover events in Tampa. Fill out this simple form to request a date for one of our Florida Aquarium sleepovers!  Or, call us at 813-273-4015. 

Fill out this form to request your sleepover date! 

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