There's nothing quite like a day spent playing with penguins, diving with sharks and swimming with colorful fishes. Come to the Tampa Bay aquarium and that's exactly what you can do, along with exploring fun exhibits that showcase the world's most exotic aquatic residents. Climb onboard for a daily 75-minute Wild Dolphin Adventure Cruise. Take a behind the scenes tour and discover cool aquarium's secrets. Learn about the habits and behaviors of stingrays and coral reefs. Set the little ones free to explore in the rainforest-themed Splash Pad. There's something for everyone at this aquatic wonderland.
Create a lifetime of memories at the Florida Aquarium.
Adults $26.95; Seniors (60+) $24.95; Children (3-11) $21.95; Children 2 & under FREE. Online ticket discounts.
Open daily, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Splash Pad open daily, 10:00 AM. - 4:45 PM. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Fish, Fireworks & Fun (Annual July 4th Celebration)
What is the show schedule for the Florida Aquarium?
Every day you will find these interesting and educational shows at the Florida Aquarium. Trail Talks happen at 12:15, 12:45 & 2:45, and introduce you to the wonders found in your own backyard. Penguin Meet & Greet happens at 11:45 and 2:30. Stingray Feeding Talk starts at 1:15. Sea Squirt Cove Storytime is at 11:30, 2:00 and 3:45. "Rocky" Character Meet & Greet is at 2:15. "Tango" Character Meet & Greet is at 11:45, and the Secret Sea Life Superhero interactive game is held at 11:00, 1:30 and 3:15.
Are there special areas for kids at the Florida Aquarium?
The Splash Pad is the place for kids to let loose and play the day away. The rainforest theme includes wet and dry play areas, sandboxes, a snack shack, shade pergolas and decks that let you enjoy the Tampa Bay skyline. Parents can relax as their children enjoy the zero-depth water features that include dump buckets, spray zones and a special area just for toddlers.