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“Great Aquarium!!”

The Florida Aquarium
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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Swim with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium
Ranked #13 of 197 things to do in Tampa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Go from tree level to sea level while being entertained and educated at The Florida Aquarium! With thousands of animals and plants including sharks, alligators, seahorses and more, you’re sure to have an amazing aquatic experience. Begin your Aquarium adventure on our Florida Wetlands Trail. Winding through a vast mangrove forest, you’ll encounter river otters, free-flying birds and native fish. Continue to the second floor of the Wetlands gallery and enter Journey to Madagascar. Filled with Ring-tailed Lemurs, hissing cockroaches and colorful chameleons,this exhibit captures the unique Island of Madagascar and the diverse animals that call it home. The next part on your journey will take you through Bays & Beaches where you’ll discover a Goliath Grouper and other species that call Tampa Bay home. As you travel onward you’ll descend deeper into aquatic environments where you’ll discover stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and our massive sand tiger sharks!
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Great time. We went on an overcast day and had a blast. Cool stingray touch tank. Large variety of fish. We used a Groupon, so it was a really reasonable price for admission. Will definitely return for a visit in the future. Great for kids, educational & fun.

Thank Duezoo
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This Aquarium is not big. But it has a wonderful water play ground with a piarate ship. Kids didn't want to leave.

Thank Kun Z
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Went there with a one year, two years and a 4 year old. I have never seen them so thrilled. So many attractions for all of them. Would definitely return there with them!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

You want to see this one....it has the coolest animals and is so educational...a must see in Tampa! I love the penguins and you get to pet the sting-rays! You can go out and see the dolphins as well. Have many animals you never have seen before like the leafy sea-dragons! Love this place!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Florida Aquarium is to Ocean / Sea Life, as Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo is to everything with legs. Big Fish, little fish, Salt Water Fish, fresh Water Fish, GIANT (Toyota Prius sized) fish !!! Sharks, Manta Rays, Sting Rays, Water Fowl birdies, lush tropical settings. Mellow and Easy on the eyes and senses--very peaceful. Kids play areas, gift shops with neat items and very educational the whole time as well.

Plus, close to the Tampa Cruise Terminal (As in right next to it!) and many restaurants in the Channelside District. Plus, approx. 1 mile from Downtown Ybor City ; Cigar historical area and more famous Tampa Restaurants. Great location.

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