Hours of Admission

Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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We Welcome Groups of 15+ Guests

The Florida Aquarium is proud to offer in-person and virtual programs to make your community day trip, corporate outing, association function or other group gathering a fun, educational and memorable experience.

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Field Trips

If you are a school administrator or teacher, please visit our Field Trips page to learn more about our programs and schedule your field trip.

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Birthday Parties

If you are interested in hosting a child’s birthday party at The Aquarium, please visit our Birthday Party page to learn more.

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Fewer Than 15 People

If your group consists of fewer than 15 people, please visit our ‘Get Tickets’ page to reserve your timed-tickets.

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Plan Your Group's Adventure

Groups enjoy all that general admission has to offer including the 4-D Theater and The Splash Pad outdoor play area (perfect for younger children)! Daily programs may also be included like Trail Talks and stingray animal care presentations.

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Discount

Groups save 20% to 30% on general admission.

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Advance bookings for our Wild Dolphin Cruise

Group Rates

Groups of 15 or more enjoy significant discounted prices! Learn more about group rates.

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Virtual Experiences

Consider extending your visit virtually! Visit our virtual events page to learn more and request your program today.

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Group Visit Considerations

Motor Coach/Bus Parking

Motor coaches and buses may not park in The Aquarium’s surface lot; available parking options MAY include:

  • Terminal 3**.
  • McKay Street* – Street parking may be available depending on port schedule. McKay Street is 2 blocks North of York Street and across from E. Twiggs Street.
  • 241 Car Services Parking Lots – NW corner of E. Cumberland Avenue & S. 12th Street, small lot behind the parking garage if space is available. NW corner of E. Twiggs Street and Channelside Drive.

Passenger Vehicle

Official Aquarium parking is located north of the Aquarium off the east side of the traffic circle on Channelside Drive. The cost is $10.35 per vehicle.

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Accessibility

The Florida Aquarium is committed to providing an engaging and immersive experience that is open, accessible and inclusive to everyone.

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Booking Requirements

Advanced reservations are required to receive group rates. Group reservations cannot be made at our front gate.

Remember our 5-2-1 policy to book group admission!

Five (5) business days (Monday – Friday) or more prior to visit date, complete the online group sales form to receive a quote for your group’s visit. Allow two (2) business days (Monday – Friday) for a response. If you do not receive a response within that time, please contact Reservations at (813) 273-4015.

A $100 deposit is needed in advance to secure your quoted rate for general admission.

Note: Due to limited availability, we recommend booking any add-on experiences, like the Wild Dolphin Cruise, 2-3 weeks prior to your visit date.

Two (2) business days (Monday – Friday) prior to visit date, deposit is non-refundable if group reservation is canceled. Additional deposit with terms applies to Wild Dolphin Cruise charters.

One (1) business day (Monday – Friday) prior to visit date, final group participant numbers and payment must be made with one (1) transaction (credit/debit card).

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Enjoy a host of cultural and other attractions in and around Channelside.

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*While safety protocols are in place, onsite customizations, like those listed below, may not be available.

**These parking options are not affiliated with The Florida Aquarium and are limited or unavailable when cruise ships are in port. Cruise ship schedules may be found here.