701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Fantastic aquarium with a great variety of wildlife, friendly staff and displays and events that are both fun and educational. The kids particularly enjoyed the penguin meet and greet. The open air river display was terrific, offering extremely close up views of the fresh water birds and fish of the region. The Madagascar segment felt a little out of place, but was still enjoyable (the lemur feeding times can be quite entertaining). Overall, the Florida Aquarium is one of the better aquariums around and worth a visit if you are in the area.
The Florida Aquarium is a wonderful place to go to see, explore and learn about the amazing creatures that live in on our earth and swim in our seas! It is a family-friendly place with many opportunities for tall and small alike to touch, pet and observe fascinating sea life! We took a behind-the-scenes tour to get up close to some of the critters that live at the Florida Aquarium. Such fun! Sheldon was our educator, and so knowledgeable about the animals, their habitats, conservation efforts and care. He thoughtfully answered all of our questions (the youngest in our group posed some great ones!) and we came away knowing much more about the wildlife we share the planet with! We look forward to returning the next time we visit Tampa! Thanks to all the friendly and knowledgeable staff for making our day a fun one! :-)
Such a fun experience. Purchased the Tampa City Pass, this was such a great deal. So much to see and a lot of interesting exhibits. If you are bringing young ones remember to bring swimsuits or a change a clothes. The splash pad is great and their playground has shade.
There's so much to see and do for children and adults. It was exciting to see sharks, sea horses, stingrays, jellyfish, etc., at the aquarium. Looking at the Burmese pythons, alligators, pink flamingos and Madagascar lemurs was fascinating. The total experience is educational and breath taking. Kudos to Danielle and Beth for taking me and my sisters (Gail and Trina) here.
It’s awesome! Very interactive and full of fun things. It’s perfect for family and near downtown to take the trolley to another spot after. My favorite thing is the jellyfish area- definitely worth it just for that.
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