Sleep with the Fishes


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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