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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


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