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Skip the Line: The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay Ticket

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Explore and learn about more than 9,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Marvel at bamboo shark or a sea star. Discover reef fishes, tortoises and more from Florida’s waters. Discover the wetland wildlife of Florida including alligators and river otters; investigate the Indian Ocean in the 'Journey to Madagascar' exhibit, and learn about the aquarium's conservation efforts. Access to Splash Pad, ideal for younger children, and a 4-D theater experience are included.
  • The Florida Aquarium is located in downtown Tampa
  • See thousands of sea animals and plants
  • Enjoy live animal encounters, and a complete program schedule daily
  • Access to Splash Pad and the 4-D theater are included with your admission ticket
  • Hands-on experience with rays in a 5,000 gallon touch pool

What's Included

  • Infants 0-2 are free
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fee - $10.35 per vehicle

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/2/2023 - 11/22/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

  • 11/24/2023 - 12/24/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

What To Expect

The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, with over 9,000 aquatic creatures, including sharks, otters, alligators and many more. Walk along the Wetlands Trail past alligator-infested waters to the river streams where otters play and explore.

Then stroll along the Bays & Beaches habitats and touch a variety of different species of stingrays and sharks at a touch pool called Stingray Beach. Look for white-spotted bamboo sharks, southern rays and more. Check out Waves of Wonder, a colorful exhibit with unique jellies, colorful clownfish, a pacific octopus, and more. And don’t forget to check out the outdoor water fun zone for children called Splash Pad. Check out the one-of-a-kind view at the Coral Reef Gallery, one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world.

The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium offers a unique look at all that swims, floats, and crawls in and around Florida waters and beyond. The 200,000 square-feet attraction is home to more than 9,000 animals. Follow the journey from a single drop of rain to the deep waters where the ocean’s top predators are found. Along the way see river otters, alligators, stingrays, seahorses and pipefishes, fascinating jellies (commonly called jellyfish), lion fish, sea turtles, sharks and more! There is a 500,000 gallon floor-to-ceiling Coral Reef tank, 3 touch pools, plus multiple other exhibits. Watch your children enjoy an outdoor play area (Splash Pad) with wet and dry zones, or see a short film in our 4-D Theater-- all included with general admission! The Florida Aquarium is conveniently located in downtown Tampa, along the trolley line, and between 2 cruise ship terminals. COVID-19: Additional processes and limited access may be in place.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available at the ticket counter for an additional fee; quantities are limited.
  • Infants 0-2 are free
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Official parking is located 1 block north next to The Florida Aquarium. The cost is $10.35 per vehicle, payable by major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) at pay stations located throughout the lot. Guests may have the option to pay via mobile apps, including the ParkMobile app.
  • Please note: your ticket is active for up to 48 hours after your originally purchased date and time of visit as long as your original ticket is valid (has not been used and Aquarium barcode has not been scanned).
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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358 reviews
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Twas A Good time
Ashley_M, Oct 2022
Good time, no lines, lots of fish and other animals too see. Definitely recommend for all ages. You get used to the ocean smell pretty quickly.
Nice place
Brittany_H, Aug 2022
Very clean and organized. I loved the exhibits. The birds could come right out to us. Very interactive. We enjoyed the stingray tank.
Very enjoyable visit
larisazay, Aug 2022
Beautiful place. Informative, relaxing atmosphere. Yet, I think the entrance fees are a bit on a high end.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tampa aquarium
RASHIDA_F, Aug 2022
Very quick and easy and we were able to go right in and not have to wait in line. ............ I enjoyed my time yesterday
Great exhibits. Very...
Nancy_D, Aug 2022
Great exhibits. Very engaging. We’ll maintained areas. Easy on-line ticket purchasing application. We’ll certainly make it part of friends and family visits in the future.
Stephan_W, Aug 2022
Viator had a better price than through the Acquarium, saving us $6 per ticket. SO easy to use Viator services!
Big Fun!
Bette_H, Jul 2022
Creating Family memories with my kids and grandkids. Great fun! Splash pad was a huge hit with the kids. We’ll be back!
Historical Florida
Diane_S, Jul 2022
It was fabulous to learn about the varied ecosystems in Florida, such as Mangrove forests and wetlands. Attentive, friendly staff. I was happy to learn that ticket sales of the FL Aquarium support local wildlife and ocean issues. I recommend that some of the exhibits be updated for the comfort if the animals.
Wonderful Aquarium
John_C, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed this aquarium. Very well organized and many beautiful exhibits. Lots of variety. This is one of the nicer aquariums we have visited.
Nice time spent with granddaughters.
Angel_M, Jul 2022
Very grand experience... It was busier than I expected, the parking lot was full but the attendants on duty were very helpful at providing recommendations and their cost (Additional parking was available across the street in a garage). Even though it was a very well attended event, the staff did a very good job of helping the flow of people from the different events. My granddaughters had a great time at the Florida Aquarian in Tampa.
Achyuth_S, Jul 2022
Parking is a nightmare. The aquarium shows it’s age. Seen better so found it underwhelming. Not worth the trouble!
Florida Aquarium is great for young and old
ihop323, Jul 2022
No waiting in line to get tickets. Go in the morning not as many people, aquarium gets crowded. Parking is limited
Odd layout
Carly_F, May 2022
I found the aquarium kind of boring. The layout was weird, and hard to get around. But, the animals were really cool!
The water park was great...
Karen_B, May 2022
The water park was great for the younger kids. It was the only place that wasn’t insanely crowded. The rest of the facility was so crowded that small children couldn’t get to the front to see the wild life.
great family visit
KAREN_B, May 2022
very clean and temperature lots to see ...good signs and information nice good .... website very good and easy to use ........
As 2 adults, going to...
TYLER_H, Apr 2022
As 2 adults, going to this aquarium was underwhelming. I expected something bigger and more exciting. It was pretty boring over all if I’m being honest. I think the best part was getting a caricature done
It was so informative and...
Tony_J, Apr 2022
It was so informative and relaxing seeing and learning about the world around us. Loved how well the aquarium was laid out and the emphasis on Florida’s wetlands.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved it!
Sara_C, Apr 2022
Loved our experience! Favorite part was that huge fish “neighborhood” just sit there and wait for a crowd to move on and the music, the view into their day is the best way to end the day.
Good visit
Janet_B, Mar 2022
Very clean, really nice variety of animals to view. It was easy to get tickets on line. Many places to take great photos.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Shauna_W, Mar 2022
I didn’t get to go because u guys didn’t want to Chan the date for me and I called like 12 hours after getting the tickets
1 traveler found this review helpful


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