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

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We Welcome Groups of 25+ Guests

The Florida Aquarium is proud to offer programs to make your community day trip, corporate outing, association function or other group gathering a fun and unforgettable adventure. Come face to fin with some of the world’s apex predators, see eye-to- eye with sea turtles, feel a jelly bell and take in hundreds of fish species. More than just a must-see attraction, your group’s visit will support the Aquarium’s critical conservation work.

The information on this page applies to non-school groups of 25+ people interested in admission tickets only. All other groups should click one of the links below.

Field Trips    Private Events    Group Under 25

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Plan Your Group's Adventure

Groups enjoy all that general admission has to offer including three interactive touch habitats and utterly engaging and resilient species with unique adaptations in MORPH’D! Daily programs may also be included like Trail Talks and stingray animal care presentations.

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Group Rates

Groups of 25 or more enjoy significantly discounted prices! Group rates apply to groups entering the Aquarium together at the same time. Individuals of a group will not be admitted at a different time. Your entire group must be present prior to entry. Tickets will not be given in advance of your visit. Any individual who arrives separately from the rest of the group is subject to daily general admission fees.

The Wild Dolphin Cruise is offered twice daily, weather permitting and times subject to change. Private cruise charters may be available! Call Reservations for details at (813) 273 – 4015.

2023-2024 Group Admission Rates

Group AdmissionsGeneral AdmissionWild Dolphin Cruise
Adult (ages 12-59)$26$14
Senior (ages 60+)$24$13
Child (ages 3-11)$22$12
Infant (under 3 years of age)FreeFree

Group Visit Considerations

Motor Coach/Bus Parking

Motor coaches and buses may not park in the City of Tampa’s surface lot on Channelside Drive; available parking options MAY include:

  • Port Tampa Bay’s Cruise Terminal 3* (if cruise ships are not in port).
  • 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 Vehicles

There are several parking areas located within walking distance of The Florida Aquarium. Click the link below for more information.

Directions & Parking


The Florida Aquarium is committed to providing an engaging and immersive experience that is open, accessible and inclusive to everyone. Click the link below for more information.

Accessibility Information

Know Before You Book

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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*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.