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Hours of Admission

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

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Visitor Information

What does a fin-tastic day look like?

Sea all you can do! Follow the flight of a free-flying bird, touch the bell of a moon jelly, cruise around Tampa Bay searching for dolphins, gaze at giant sea turtles and graceful stingrays, get soaked in The Splash Pad and so much more!

Aquarium Map

From our iconic 80-foot-glass dome in the Wetlands to the 500,000-gallon Coral Reef habitat with a gorgeous panoramic window and awe-inspiring views of sea life, there is a lot to explore during your visit. Plan your path now with our map.

In an effort to conserve paper, The Florida Aquarium no longer prints maps. We have placed QR codes around the Aquarium so guests can view the map during their visit.

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Rental Rates

Wheelchairs, scooters and strollers are available to rent daily. Limited quantities are available and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wheelchair $8
Scooter $15
Single Stroller $6
Double Stroller $8

Food & Beverage

Café Ray

Café Ray offers a variety of eats and treats with something for every taste and appetite.  Members receive a 20% discount*.

Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM daily

American Grill (inside Café Ray)
11 AM – 4 PM, Monday – Friday,
11 AM – 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday

Dippin’ Dots Cart
Hours: 11 AM – 4 PM, Saturday & Sunday only

*Excludes alcohol and Dippin’ Dots

Sandy’s Shack

Sandy’s is located outside of the exit doors and offers a selection of ice cream, snacks and beverages.

Hours: 11 AM – 4 PM, Saturday & Sunday only

Corona Cove

Visit The Florida Aquarium’s popular outdoor cantina with views of downtown Tampa’s waterfront.

Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM


Hours subject to change without notice.


With the safety of our animals among our highest priorities, the nature of open habitats does NOT allow for outside food and beverage to be brought into the Aquarium. Bottles and/or baby food for infants is permitted.

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

The Florida Aquarium Gift Shop

Plush animals, apparel, books and more – you’ll find something for everyone at our gift shop. A large selection of sustainable items provides environmentally friendly alternatives for single-use items including water bottles, straws, dishes and cutlery and even plastic wrap!

The Florida Aquarium Gift Shop is located on the first floor, across from Moon Bay. As a not-for-profit organization, your purchase directly supports our mission.

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

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The Florida Aquarium Wild Dolphin Cruise

Enhance Your Visit

Make the most of your Aquarium adventure with this exciting premium experience!

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*CityPASS savings off admission to The Florida Aquarium plus four more top Tampa Bay attractions including Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period.