"Explore A Shore"
Explore A Shore is 2.2 acre aquatic discovery zone for kids. Kids can climb on aquatic animal models, climb aboard a two-story pirate ship, slide down a waterslide, play in water jet sprays and watch live animal programs while socializing with family and friends. Best of all - it's free with regular admission!
Black Footed African Penguins have waddled their way to the Aquarium. The two siblings will appear in the lobby everyday at 10am and 3pm.
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.
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.
Sea Hunt includes sharks, as well as seldom-seen hunters like the giant Pacific octopus, cuttlefish - whos colors change with their moods and some very bizarre hunters, like the frogfish and wolf eels. Also on display are the beautiful hunters - the lionfish and the butterflyfish. Armed with different strategies, all these hunters are equipped to seek and capture prey in one of the most demanding environments on earth, the ocean.
This unique 1,200 square-foot presentation is the Aquarium's first focus on invertebrates (animals without backbones). No BoneZone is especially designed for the younger marine enthusiast, with low tanks and plenty of hands-on opportunities.
Experience was very positive and informative..both adults and children enjoyed.
It was wonderful, Grand kids loved it and so did we. A place to see.
Never seen such an amount of different animals in one complex ! Awesome Aquarium ! Clean and perfect tour round everything ! Highly recommended !!
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.
Our guest enjoyed the marine exhibits and the day was very enjoyable. I know from previous visits with grandchildren that the aquarium is a very good day of learning and enjoyment.
Mehdi K United Kingdom
SHARON M USA
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
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.
I loved the aquarium, especially the water park. ..I wish there were more activities than the waste spots though. Maybe a slide upgrade.
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