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Tampa: The Florida Aquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance

Tampa: The Florida Aquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance

Activity provider: The Florida Aquarium
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From US$ 29.95 per person

Explore a diverse range of aquatic exhibits featuring marine life from all around the world at The Florida Aquarium. Enjoy entry for the full day.

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  • Benefit from exclusive skip-the-ticket-line entry to The Florida Aquarium
  • Enjoy 3 different touch pools
  • Discover marine creatures from around the world
  • See seahorses, lemurs, and free-flying birds
  • Interact with hypnotic moon jellies and curious stingrays
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Get close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world at the Florida Aquarium, including sea turtles and coral. Your ticket allows you to access all of the exhibits, which feature diverse creatures and habitats.  The Florida Aquarium works to protect and restore our planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim the seas. 

Get up close and personal with unique moon jellies at the touch pool experience in the Moon Bay exhibit and learn about this hypnotically graceful ocean creature with surprising survival skills.

On the Wetlands Trail, see species such as alligators, river otters, and even the invasive Burmese python. There is also a large aviary that allows birds to explore in a safe environment.

Journey through a mangrove forest to see it teeming with local fish. Witness feedings of the intriguing pink spoonbill or other animals and learn more about the wildlife during scheduled presentations at the ranger station. Embark on the Journey to Madagascar, a unique exhibit featuring ring-tailed lemurs, chameleons, hissing cockroaches, and marine life found in the Indian Ocean. In the Bays to Beaches exhibit, see spiny lobsters and the strange Toadfish as well as Batfish who walk on the bottom of the seafloor.

Take the opportunity to touch the gentle aquatic creatures at Stingray Beach, or bizarre creatures that have no backbone such as anemones and sea stars. In the coral tunnel, discover the intriguing sea dragons and sea horses.

The Florida Aquarium journey culminates at the 500,000-gallon habitat that features sharks, rays, sea turtles, reef fish, and moray eels. Learn about the aquarium’s conservation efforts at the Waves of Wonder gallery. The highlight of this section is the Heart of the Sea where you will see bonnethead sharks, loggerhead turtle, tarpon, southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, plus a variety of reef fish. At The Splash Pad, bring swimsuits for the kids who are invited to play in the outdoor plaza at the rain-forest-themed water feature with dump buckets and waterworks, plus net climbs, slides, and more.

  • General admission which includes access to all exhibits, 3 touch pools, 4-D Theater, The Splash Pad, plus educational and entertaining shows or presentations
  • Parking
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase onsite at Cafe Ray)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Follow "Will Call" signs to enter through the main entrance of The Florida Aquarium. If parking is needed, follow signs to the official aquarium surface lot located 1 block north at the corner of Channelside Drive and York Street. And then follow signs to the main entrance of the aquarium. If arriving via TECO streetcar/trolley, disembark at Amalie Arena station and walk east 1.5 blocks on Channelside Drive or disembark at Cumberland Avenue station and walk south 0.5 blocks on Channelside Drive.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Mask must be worn by all guests, no exceptions
  • Your timed entry is valid all day
  • The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Please note that if young children intend to play in the Splash Pad, adults should bring towels and a change of clothing
  • A limited number of wheelchairs, electric scooter, and strollers are available for rent on a daily basis
  • Official Aquarium parking is located 1 block north of The Florida Aquarium at the corner of Channelside Drive and York Street. The cost is $10 per vehicle, payable by major credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) at the gate; no cash please.
  • The Aquarium is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit attraction devoted to entertaining, educating, and inspiring visitors to be advocates for marine life conservation
  • It is recommended to allow at least 2 hours for your visit
  • The Aquarium is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • The Florida Aquarium has Infection Prevention Approval by Tampa General Hospital.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 190 reviews

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It was a family event that we’ve all wanted to go and check this place out, and I gotta say it did not disappoint, something for everyone of all ages….. We enjoyed a nice lunch at a reasonable price, however the adult beverages were quite a bit pricey. Overall it was a great visit and educational for the young ones as well, we will definitely be coming back !

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April 10, 2022

Download the map and you can see whatever you are looking for. Be sure to check out the informative talks. Tyler had great energy and engaged the audience involved! So much to see. Be sure you go out on the top floor for information about Tesla batteries generated by the sun...and how reef is grown. Pet stingrays, sea cucumbers, starfish, aninamies,jellyfish. Seahorses of all shapes and sizes. So many types of jellyfish! Schools of fish, sharks, so many aquatic organisms. Ducks, flamingos, and go out on the splash pad..go see the penguins!!

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March 30, 2022

I liked the Florida aquarium. It had a wealth of knowledge. The dolphin cruise was amazing. Rachel our tour guide. Did a great job. I only seen 2 bad things. 1. They didn't have a sting ray petting pool. And 2 no plastic tube. That u walk through. While u are surrounded. By the ocean animals

October 15, 2021

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