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The Florida Aquarium


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The Florida Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Florida and is located only 30 miles from St. Pete Beach in downtown Tampa. The 200,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned space has more than 14,000 animals from Florida and beyond. Start in Wetlands Trail with its mangrove forest, river otters, alligators, and large aviary with free flying birds. See sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, seahorses, eels, and other fascinating marine life! Enjoy three touch pools: Stingrays, Moon Jellies, and animals with no bones. Experience an educational dive show in a 500,000-gallon Coral Reef habitat or get close to an African Penguin during a Meet & Greet. Outdoor Plaza features Splash Pad (with wet and dry play zones for small children) and 4-D Theater (for 3-D short films that have surprise elements). All included with general admission!

Fun activities are available at an additional cost including Wild Dolphin Cruise, Behind the Scenes Tour, Penguin Backstage Pass, Dive/Swim with the Sharks, Swim with the Fishes, and more!

The Florida Aquarium is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit attraction devoted to entertaining, educating, and inspiring visitors to be advocates for marine life conservation. Open daily 9:30 to 5:00. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Learn more at

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  • Enjoy touch pools with moon jellies, stingrays and more
  • Get up close to Florida wildlife in Wetlands Trail
  • Swim/Dive in a 500,000 gallon Coral Reef habitat
  • 4-D Theater and Splash Pad access included with General Admission
  • Award winning aquarium located in downtown Tampa along the free streetcar line


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