• About

    Fun is in the water at The Florida Aquarium, home to a variety of animals from dwarf seahorses to apex predators! Guests are invited on a journey to enjoy species ambassadors from Florida and beyond.

    • A free-flying bird aviary with a lush mangrove tunnel, native fish, river otters, and alligators are in Wetlands of Florida habitat.

    • The 500,000-gallon panoramic Coral Reef Gallery is home to impressive sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, barracudas, and more.

    • Opportunities to learn from Aquarium staff include interactive experiences such as Stingray Touch, No Bone Zone and Moon Bay-- where guests may safely touch fascinating moon jellies!

    • An outdoor plaza boasts a splash pad children’s play area, The Cove bar, and Penguin Pavilion.

    • Get in and on the water! Jump into SeaTREK, a helmet diving experience, and set sail in Tampa Bay on the Wild Dolphin Cruise.

    • MORPH’D exhibit features animals that have adapted to survive including electric eels, axolotls, bird poop frogs, four-eyed fish, and more!

    The Florida Aquarium is located in downtown Tampa along the streetcar route and between 2 cruise ship terminals. There is easy access to Tampa's award-winning Riverwalk, historic Ybor City, Sparkman Wharf, restaurants and more.

    More than a fun attraction, The Florida Aquarium is working to protect and restore our blue planet. Admission ticket sales help educate visiting students, provide world-class care to animal ambassadors, rehabilitate rescued sea turtles, and advance scientific research to save the Florida coral reef tract. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, the Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for maintaining high standards in animal welfare, veterinary care, conservation and education among other requirements. Learn more at https://www.flaquarium.org/conservation/.

  • Amenities
    Dining / Nightlife
    Things To Do
    Meeting Facilities
    • Breakfast
    • Days/Hours of Operation: 9:30am - 5:00pm
    • Full Facility Rental Available
    • Lunch
    • Major Credit Cards Accepted
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Private/Group Room
    • Style: Casual
    • Total Restaurant Capacity: 200
    Parking Facilities
    • Self Park
    • Self Parking Charge
    Things to Do & See
    • Admission Prices: Dynamic - varies by date of purchase and date of visit.
    • Average length of Stay/Tour: Stay 2-3 hours
    • Credit Cards:
      • American Express
      • Mastercard
      • VISA
      • Discover
    • Days/Hours of Operation: 9:30am - 5:00pm (Closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day)
    • Inhouse Catering
    • Internet Access in Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Banquet Capacity: 360
    • Largest Classroom Capacity: 200
    • Largest Meeting Room Sq Ft: 4482
    • Largest Reception Capacity: 3,000
    • Largest Theatre Capacity: 450
    • Liquor License
    • Outdoor Facilities
    • Outdoor Facilities Sq Ft: 20000
    • Total Capacity (Reception): 3000
    • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
    • Total Square Footage: 200000
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Wireless Access in Meeting Rooms
  • Map
  • 360 View
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