The Florida Aquarium
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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
- Enjoy touch pools with moon jellies, stingrays and wondrous creatures with no bones!
- Get up close to Florida wildlife in Wetlands of Florida
- Dive in with SeaTREK in water experience
- Splash Pad access included with General Admission
- Located in downtown Tampa on the streetcar station #7 and Pirate Water Taxi stop #1