Directions & Parking
Spring Break Valet Parking
Now through Saturday, March 25, 2023 we are pleased to offer valet parking to all guests during regular hours of operation. Valet parking, provided by CarPark, is available at the main entrance of the Aquarium, located at 701 Channelside Drive. Regular valet rates are $20 for 3 hours and $40 for over 3 hours.
Continue reading for more information on self-parking and driving directions.
Parking at The Florida Aquarium
Parking is available to guests of The Florida Aquarium in the City of Tampa parking lot located north of the Aquarium off the east side of the circle at Channelside Drive.
Designated accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Payment can be made via the pay stations throughout the lot or via the ParkMobile, Passport, or PaybyPhone mobile apps.
Aquarium members enjoy free parking on a first-come, first-service basis, but must register their vehicle(s) to receive this benefit.
Please contact our membership team at email@example.com or (813) 273-4030 with any questions.
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FROM THE EAST (ORLANDO & ATLANTIC COAST):
Take 1-4 West to exit 2. Turn right onto N 22nd St. Turn left on E Adamo Drive. Turn left on Channelside Dr. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit. Turn left into The Florida Aquarium Parking lot.
FROM THE NORTH:
Take I-75 South to I-275 South, Exit 45A. Turn left onto N Orange Avenue. Turn left on E. Twiggs. Turn right on Channelside Dr. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit. Turn left into The Florida Aquarium Parking lot.
FROM THE SOUTH:
Take I-75 North. Take FL-618 Selmon Expressway, Take exit 9 toward the Port of Tampa. Turn left onto E Adamo Drive to N 12 St. Turn left onto Channelside Drive. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit. Turn left into The Florida Aquarium Parking lot.
FROM THE WEST:
Take I-275 North. Take exit 44 toward Downtown E. Turn right on N Jefferson St. Turn left on N Orange St/Pierce St. Turn left on Twiggs. Turn right on Channelside Drive. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit. Turn left into The Florida Aquarium Parking lot.
Parking is included as part of The Florida Aquarium membership. Members will receive a link to register their vehicle(s) with the City of Tampa. No interaction with the pay station is needed.
For questions on the new parking protocol for members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 273-4030 during regular business hours.
Daily visitors to The Florida Aquarium may park in the surface lot based on availability for a fee. Payments can be made at the pay stations or by mobile payment apps.
There are eight (8) pay stations throughout the surface lot that accept credit cards only. There are two (2) pay stations located near the entrance of The Florida Aquarium that accept both credit cards and cash payments.
Guests can also pay through the ParkMobile, Passport, and PaybyPhone mobile apps.