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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: +1 813-273-4000
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along...

This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.

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If you have kids they will really like this place, I wouldn't go back to the Aquarium because once is more than enough. Nice giftshop and shows too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Miami, Florida
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have kids they will really like this place, I wouldn't go back to the Aquarium because once is more than enough. Nice giftshop and shows too.

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Tavares, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the aquarium and it was a lot of fun. With several floors to explore and so many exhibits we enjoyed our day very much.

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Alice Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our favourite attractions in Tampa and probably 2 out of 3 times we drive there it is to come here. We will probably get a membership here, which also conveys discounts at other aquariums/zoological parks. For at least the past couple of years the aquarium has offered free entry to veteran families on Veteran's Day, a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety of species! We liked a lot otters! Intelligent, smart animals! We also enjoyed the diversity

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was disappointed in the overall content for the price. We took our time but we're still done in 2 hours so it was a hefty admission price for that.

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Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent a good 3 hours here. Loved the interactive elements and the way it's all laid out. All on all... worth a visit

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the 3rd aquarium we have visited. Out of the three: Ripley's, Georgia, and The Florida Aquarium, I would rate this one just behind the Georgia Aquarium in 3rd place. It's much much much smaller than any of those aquariums were. About half the size. For a small aquarium, they do have a many exhibits and we were never... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set aside two hours to roam around and see all the fish and animals. The aquarium is clean and well done. Great for children.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect here, as we have been disappointed with other aquariums. This one had package deals, and we took a "dolphin cruise" package. We didn't see dolphins, but the narrator did explain about the wild life there. we got to touch sting rays, and meet a penguin.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice attraction but not cheap. I was there on a Saturday with my daughter and her husband on my first visit to Tampa. We enjoyed feeding the sting rays and watching the reef fish. There were a lot of small children running around unsupervised which was a little irritating. You should allow 3 hours to really see everything and... More 

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