Skip The Line: The Florida Aquarium In Tampa Bay Ticket

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore and learn about more than 20,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Touch a bamboo shark or a sea star. Discover reef fishes, corals, giant clams, tortoises and more from Floridas waters and around the world at this Tampa Bay attraction.
The Florida aquarium experience is designed to take you on a journey, starting with a drop of water from one of Florida's many freshwater springs, all the way out to the open waters of the Florida Keys. Sights include a large simulated wetlands environment located under a tall glass atrium, shallow bays and beaches, and a coral reef ecosystem encompassed in half a million gallons of natural seawater.

Highlights

Your visit to Tampa Bay isn't complete without exploring the one Bay Area attraction that opens a window to the side of Florida that few ever get to see. The Florida Aquarium offers a dramatic and unique look at all that swims, floats, preys,and crawls in and around Florida waters and beyond.

Know More about this tour

Your visit to Tampa Bay isn't complete without exploring the one Bay Area attraction that opens a window to the side of Florida that few ever get to see. The Florida Aquarium offers a dramatic and unique look at all that swims, floats, preys,and crawls in and around Florida waters and beyond.

The Florida Aquarium features 200,000 square-feet featuring beautiful exhibits full of animals from Florida and beyond to enhance the experience of your visit. Home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and marine animals from Florida and around the world tells the story of waters journey to the sea: from a single drop of rain to the deep waters where the oceans top predators are found. Along the way, see river otters, alligators, stingrays, and sharks! You will experience our 500,000 gallon floor-to-ceiling Coral Reef tank and exit through Ocean Commotion. You can also meet a penguin up close or watch the children splash the day away in our outdoor water fun zone: Explore a Shore!

Itinerary:

HIGHLIGHTS
"Splash Pad"

Splash Pad is 2.2 acre aquatic discovery zone for kids. Bring swim suits for the kids who are invited to play in in the outdoor plaza (weather permitting) at the rain-forest themed water feature with dump buckets and waterworks, plus net climbs, slides and more. Best of all - it's free with regular admission!

• Fins Bar provides an area for parents to enjoy refreshments, relax and watch their children play.
Penguin Meet & Greet
Stop by the Avian Research Center in the Main Lobby to meet Black Footed African Penguins. Learn fascinating facts about this endangered species. See their schedule in the Visitors Guide when you arrive at the Aquarium.

Journey to Madagascar
The country of Madagascar is known as a biodiversity hotspot; this gallery will take you through the wildlife and landscapes of the world's fourth largest island, where you will see ring-tailed lemurs, hissing cockroaches, chameleons and an Indian Ocean coral reef.


Wetlands Gallery
Your adventure begins under a spectacular glass dome, home to freshwater fish, free flying birds, playful river otters, Florida alligators, and a host of other inhabitants of Florida's wetlands. Climb a giant staircase to the towering mezzanine of the Wetlands Lookout for a bird's eye view of the entire gallery below.

Bays and Beaches Gallery
Maybe you've been to Florida's beaches, but do you ever wonder what's lurking below the surface? Take a walk under a bridge, stroll by the beach, and encounter seahorses, stingrays and spiny lobsters without ever getting wet. You'll see the life of Florida bays and shorelines upclose and in awe-inspiring detail.

Coral Reefs Gallery
Plunge into the awesome underwater world of a 60-foot dive for a one-of-a-kind look at a coral grotto. From clouds of colorful fish swimming in unison, to green moray eels hiding in dark crevices, it's a constantly moving parade of life.

No BoneZone
This unique No Bone Zone features invertebrates (animals without backbones), and is especially designed for the younger marine enthusiast with low tanks and plenty of hands-on opportunities.

Inclusions

Infants 0-2 are free

Entry/Admission - The Florida Aquarium

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Strollers and wheelchairs are available at the ticket counter

Infants 0-2 are free

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Oct-2017

    Great

  • 06-Aug-2017

    Great but read up on it. Kids can wear swimsuits and play in the water area etc. Food OK. Loud and kid friendly. Take your time going through...I saw people that just rushed through and you miss things above and below. be prepared for screaming kids and humidity. Great town.

  • 16-Mar-2017

    Overall very disappointed. Very small aquarium with limited viewing.

  • 26-Sep-2016

    It was a very good place to visit. My grandsons are 7 and 9 and they loved it. We really enjoyed the splash pad for the kids, they played and we got to relax and watch.

  • 01-Aug-2016

    Experience was very positive and informative..both adults and children enjoyed.

  • 30-Jul-2016

    Never knew there were so many fish in the world. Your visit here makes Sea World redundant. I was impressed with the size of the aquarium as I assumed Tampa would not have such a good facility.

  • 23-Jul-2016

    The Aquarium was fun. Was quite crowded, but everyone kept moving. Wasn't as nice as the one in NC we went to several years back, but glad we went

  • 09-May-2016

    It was wonderful, Grand kids loved it and so did we. A place to see.

  • 28-Aug-2015

    Not as small as SeaLife Hannover/Germany but worth a trip to do. Don't forget to looks around the harbour area where the Aquarium has been built in. A good example for the new usage of old industrial waste land.

  • 27-May-2015

    Never seen such an amount of different animals in one complex ! Awesome Aquarium ! Clean and perfect tour round everything ! Highly recommended !!

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