Venue Spaces

Experience amazing views of the natural world during your event at The Florida Aquarium. At our unique venue, we can accomodate an array of events, offering versatile spaces that can be intimate, serene, and teeming with aquatic and terrestrial animals and plants native to Florida and from around the world.

Proceeds from your event provide support for our environmental conservation and youth education efforts in Tampa Bay and beyond.

Coral Reef Gallery

Capacity | 25-200

Whether a seated dinner for 100 or a cocktail reception for 200, immerse your guests in the Coral Reef Room with floor-to-ceiling undersea views of our flagship exhibit, the Coral Reef, featuring colorful fishes, eels, a green sea turtle, sand tiger sharks and stingrays.

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Mosaic Center & Rooftop

Capacity | 75-650

Mosaic Center offers guests breathtaking views of Harbour Island, Garrison Channel and the Channel District. A perfect setting and elegant space with first-class service and delicious menu options.

Vinik Channelside Room(s)

Capacity | 25-120

For smaller corporate gatherings or daytime team-building events, look no further than our Vinik Channelside Rooms. These spaces feature floor-to-ceiling views of downtown Tampa, the Channel District and Harbour Island. 

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Outdoor Plaza

Capacity | Up to 500

Enjoy an event on the Aquarium's outdoor waterside plaza with great views of the Garrison Channel and Harbour Island with unique spaces such as our water's edge TECO Deck and Pavilion, and Fins Cantina.

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Sea Star Pavilion

Capacity | 50-150

This outdoor covered pavilion is perfect for casual events, such as company picnics and family reunions. All-inclusive picnic packages include daytime admission to the Aquarium's exhibits, Splash Pad, 4-D theater and daily shows.

Bay Spirit II

Capacity | Up to 120

Come spend a night under the stars with one of Tampa Bay's finest cruising experiences on board the Aquarium's 72-foot Bay Spirit II catamaran. Available for sunset cruises on Tampa Bay, departs from The Florida Aquarium's wharf or the Tampa Convention Center.

Aquarium Buyout

Capacity | 250-4,000

Enjoy all The Florida Aquarium has to offer, giving guests an all-encompassing experience and event throughout the entire Aquarium, including Mosaic Center ballrooms and rooftop spaces. 

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