Tickets for The Florida Aquarium: Skip The Line

Stroke a stingray, learn about oceans and even crawl into a tree of cockroaches!

The Florida Aquarium
Open Today 09:30 - 17:00
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Wheelchair accessible: The Florida Aquarium is fully accessible to disabled visitors
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Animal Habitats
Now on  - Dec 31, 2021

The Florida Aquarium experience is designed to take you on a journey, starting with a drop of water from one of Florida's many freshwater springs, all the way out to the wide open waters of the Florida Keys. Habitats include a large simulated wetlands environment located under a tall glass atrium, shallow bays and beaches, and a coral reef ecosystem encompassed in half a million gallons of natural seawater.

What's included

Entrance to The Florida Aquarium
Access to the outdoor water play zone Splash Pad

What's not included

Wild Dolphin Cruise
Behind the Scenes Tour
Penguins Backstage Pass
Parking (payable on site)
  • Follow the journey of a drop of water from one of Florida's freshwater springs out to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond
  • See a huge simulated wetlands environment, shallow bays and beaches, and a coral reef ecosystem with 500,000 gallons of natural seawater
  • Stroke stingrays and jellyfish, meet lemurs, and crawl into a tree full of hissing cockroaches (luckily, this is optional)

TripAdvisor rates The Florida Aquarium as one of the top 10 aquariums in the whole USA, and it's not hard to see why. From glimpsing rare seahorses and stroking stingrays to learning about our endangered oceanic friends, each exhibit is an exciting and educational dive into our oceans!

Skip the line and dive right into the inviting waters of The Florida Aquarium.

On the Wetlands Trail see alligators, otters, and pythons, and in Bays & Beaches learn about endangered green sea turtles and find out what a stingray feels like over at Stingray Beach.

In the Journey to Madagascar you'll meet lemurs, chameleons, geckos and even be able to crawl inside a tree full of hissing cockroaches (if you dare)! Marvel at the jellyfish of magical Moon Bay, and even touch these graceful cold-water creatures who, you'll be relieved to hear, don't sting!

Want more information on your favorite water-based buddies? Several habitat exhibits have a plaque with a phone number beside them. Just dial those digits to learn more!

Coming with the family? Kids can enjoy the outdoor water play zone, featuring wet and dry play elements, sandboxes, lush landscaping and more!

The Florida Aquarium is also working to protect and restore the planet's wildlife population with lots of research and rescue efforts. Every visit supports this cause, putting you one step closer to saving the world.

  • Please arrive within 30 minutes of your selected timeslot. If you arrive after your designated time, you must visit the Guest Services desk to be assigned the next available timeslot
  • Proceed directly to the entrance to scan your smartphone ticket

The aquarium's parking lot is located just to the north of the building, at the corner of Channelside Drive and E. York Street.

The Florida Aquarium
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
The Florida Aquarium
701, Channelside Drive, FL 33602, Tampa
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Ratings & reviews

based on 138 reviews

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Colleen,  United States United States
May 11, 2021
Quick and convenient. Staff were very friendly......
Glenda,  United States United States
May 6, 2021
We had a great visit. Our granddaughter loved touching the rays and corals.
May 2, 2021
It was good. It was crowded at all. It had a lot of animals.

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