The Florida Aquarium

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Facility:The Florida Aquarium
Description:Experience the Florida Aquariam and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With over 10,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and beyond, The Florida Aquarium features 200,000 square-feet of air-conditioned fun.

Discover an expanded shark collection, dive in the shark tank, see ocean predators and spineless wonders from around the world, rare leafy sea dragons from Australia, an invasive species exhibit with games for kids of all ages, plus playful river otters, American alligators, free-flying birds, a giant Pacific octopus, and more!

Enjoy dive shows daily including one with a diver in our shark tank. Explore the Bay on the Eco-Tour aboard a 64-foot catamaran! Take part in close-up animal encounters, feel around the two touch tanks and don't miss Explore A Shore, the new outdoor children's water play area.

Address 1:701 Channelside Drive
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Zip Code:33602-5614
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Hours:Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
Admission:Adults - $17.95
Seniors 60+ - $14.95
Children under 12 - $12.95
Children 2 & under - Free

Eco-Tour and Aquarium/Eco-Tour Combo ticket prices shown on the website.
Telephone:(813) 273-4000
Jill R., Co-op Member
The Florida Aquarium offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Florida marine life from freshwater lakes and ponds, to mangrove swamps, coastal estuaries and coral reefs. There are many fish, animals and birds to see and opportunities to interact with animals including stingrays, snakes, and penguins. The aquarium offers monthly homeschool classes that my children have enjoyed (pre-registration required). There's also a great cafeteria and an outdoor water play area that is lots of fun!
Danielle, Co-op Member
One of our favorite destinations that we take advantage of with our MOSI Membership for free admission in September. You get up close and personal with lots of native Florida critters. How cool is it to look a gator in the eye!

The outside water area is an added bonus for the kids at the end of the day.

I only gave this field trip 4 stars because unless you are taking advantage of your museum membership or other promotion the admission fee is pretty high for a small aquarium.
Amanda Richards, Co-op Member
The Aquarium is very interactive. Take note of the times they do presentations and make an effort to be there. It really enriches the learning experience. If funds allow, look into the shark swim and reef swim activities, although be aware that they are seasonal and weather-permitting. There is a fantastic playground outside and very nice indoor and outdoor seating for the caf . There is a 4D theater experience that the kids love. You can really make a whole day of it. My kids loved watching the ducks and the otters. Literally hours of entertainment! We went to the snake encounter and my snake lover got to hold one!
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