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The Florida Aquarium is the 2023 Award Winner as Best Tourist Point in Tampa, Presented by Travelers Atlas®.

701 Channelside Dr, Tampa - Florida 33602 - USA

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Earning its distinction among the premier aquariums in the United States, The Florida Aquarium stands as the Best Tourist Point in Tampa. With a diverse array of aquatic and terrestrial creatures, the aquarium offers a experience that aims to foster awareness and ignite a sense of responsibility for conservation. The Coral Conservation Program is a part of it, aligning with the institution's dedication to preserving fragile marine ecosystems. As a visitor, you're encouraged to partake in the Adopt an Animal initiative, a powerful way to contribute to The Florida Aquarium's noble mission of safeguarding the natural world. By adopting a symbolic species ambassador, you join the ranks of those actively championing environmental protection.

With the focus in conservation and education, The Florida Aquarium, a recognized 501c(3) non-profit, serves its visitors with a deliberate overlay of awareness and advocacy beneath its entertainment surface. It extends beyond mere spectacle, offering a path through which engaging with diverse ecosystems and species translates into a call to action for its patrons. It navigates through its mission, marrying aquatic exhibitions with educational endeavors, propelling its attendees into a broader conservation dialogue.

Between tourism and active environmental stewardship, The Florida Aquarium pioneers initiatives far beyond its physical confines. Not just a waypoint for explorers, it emerges as a palpable actor in ecological conservation, conducting seminal research and interventions for Florida’s coral and sea turtle populations.







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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa - Florida 33602 - USA


(813) 273-4000


SUN 9:30 AM - 5 PM

MON 9:30 AM - 5 PM

TUE 9:30 AM - 5 PM

WED 9:30 AM - 5 PM

THU 9:30 AM - 5 PM

FRI 9:30 AM - 5 PM

SAT 9:30 AM - 5 PM



This Aquarium is huge, if you love visiting aquarium's do take your time in Florida Aquarium, they have different times of shows and it's very educational as well. We love the Penguin arean and their Atrium. It's really cool to visit. Clean,informational and everybody can enjoy the place. The staff were amazing 👏


Top tier experience. I had an amazing time here!! I felt like a kid again! The aquarium was very clean and the staff was friendly. The food was quick and delicious (Pizza, Tender & Fries). The parking was also convenient and in walking distance which is always a plus. You can print the tickets out online and skip the line when you get there, this helps especially when you go on a weekend.


Renee Fournier
Going to the Aquarium is one of my favorite pastimes!! The kids always have a blast learning about new and interesting species. They really do have something for everyone! Having a membership here is one of the best gifts I have ever received! It doesn't matter what the weather is doing, the Aquarium is always a great time!

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