Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. The 250,000 sq-ft aquarium tells Florida's unique water story as it follows a drop of water from its underground source to the open sea. Florida’s largest aquarium is home to more than 9,000 aquatic plants and animals both native to Florida and from all over the globe.
Included with General Admission
Ranger Station - Wetlands Trail
Experience a variety of presentations designed to explore amazing connections with nature. Discover what could be hiding in your own backyard! See Ranger Station Chalkboard for details.
Secret Sea Life Superhero*
Panoramic Viewing Window - Coral Reefs
Take part in an interactive game show at the bottom of the sea and unmask a true ocean hero.
Stingray Feeding Talk*
Stingray Beach - Bays & Beaches
Observe stingrays learning new behaviors during their daily feeding.
Great for Young Children
“Tango” Character Meet & Greet*
Stop by and meet our loveable sea turtle character "Tango". She loves posing for pictures!
The Splash Pad*
Open daily at 10am (weather permitting)
Experience fantastic, froggy fun in our kids' outdoor water play zone with both wet and dry play elements, sandboxes, lush landscaping and more! The zero-depth water area features water dump buckets, spray zones and a designated water play area for toddlers.
Showings daily starting at 10am
Our 4-D experience combines the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of sensory effects built into the seats and theater environment. The 4-D experience brings on-screen images to life with added effects such as bubbles, snow, scent, FX lighting, water mist, seat vibration and wind. Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multisensory effects, these films will captivate the whole family! Theater capacity is 50 guests per showing with 15-minute films running multiple times per hour. The 4-D theater is located in the Aquarium's outdoor plaza, near The Splash Pad.
Added Value Experiences
Available for purchase directly from The Florida Aquarium.
Wild Dolphin Cruise*
Tampa Bay is home to more than 500 bottlenose dolphins and is one of the best places in Florida to view endangered manatees and numerous species of birds, many of which are threatened or endangered. All of this wildlife thrives in one of the busiest deep water ports in the Southern United States. The 75-minute Eco tour through the bay aboard our brand new 72-foot catamaran, the Bay Spirit II, allows guests to encounter the awesome animals that thrive in these local waters. The only requirement is a sense of adventure. A good pair of binoculars is optional!
The Florida Aquarium will be closed on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The Florida Aquarium will return to normal business hours on Monday, Oct. 25.