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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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+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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Layover between cruise & airport departure

Right next door, we walked over, checked our luggage & enjoyed the exhibits. Loved the stingrays, horseshoe crabs. Sad to learn there are no penguins on exhibit. You can only view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always make it a point to visit once a year. To see the sea life and tour the facility. Parking is easy, and while the rate is high (in my opinion) the value is worth the cost. There is a great diversity of wildlife, and a well appointed cafeteria. There's a pirate ship play area for the kids when they... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting place. Lots of cool things from the sea and wetlands. Kids love the place so do us old folks

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 3 hours here. We purchased our tickets on line, saving at least 20.00. We got to pet little sharks, sting rays, and participate in a show. It was a lot of fun. Parking was 7.00 and about two blocks away. A great day for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a little time between getting off of our cruise and flight home so we stopped here. The panoramic window is awesome. The penguins are super cute. Good time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love visiting aquariums. This one has beautifully designed exhibits and the flow is well thought out. They've made good use of the property and made sure that the visitor is able to see every exhibit. Oftentimes at zoos and aquariums, the traffic pattern leaves you missing an exhibit or having to double-back to go down a side path. This... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next door, we walked over, checked our luggage & enjoyed the exhibits. Loved the stingrays, horseshoe crabs. Sad to learn there are no penguins on exhibit. You can only view them during a meet & greet type presentation, or pay for a private tour. All these took place too late in the day for us. Dolphin boat tour, extra... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited on a Saturday. The aquarium has very nice, educational exhibits and wonderful aquariums of fish of all sizes. There were touch tanks, performances, and other features that were good for kids. Not too crowded, which was a plus. I gave this attraction only 3 stars because of the price ($25 adult admission + $6 parking)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool aquarium...lots of displays in the building of sea and land wildlife. We spent a few hours checking out the various tanks and wildlife viewing areas...amazing place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many interesting exhibits in the aquarium. Huge swim tanks display all types of sealife to include toothy sharks. The exhibit of sea horses was fascinating. The hallways are decorated to look like you are walking through grottoes. It has easy access for the mobility impaired. There were a lot of animals in addition to fish (lemurs, turtles, snakes,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to kill some time while waiting for check in. It's very nice, good for interacting with kids. The employees were very nice and informative. If you were standing by something, they'd come over and start talking about the animal. I don't know his name, but there was an older gentlemen standing next to the burrow owl and... More 

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