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“Rather Small”

The Florida Aquarium
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
Ranked #13 of 196 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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 more than 20,000 species 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. Be sure to make a stop at Stingray Beach where you can touch stingrays and sharks!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!
Grand Cayman
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“Rather Small”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

A nice aquarium that kept our small children entertained for a couple of hours. The touch tanks were good and the amazing outdoor play area was probably the highlight of the visit. We felt a little underwhelmed as we have been to a few fantastic aquariums quite recently and this one is rather small in comparison - lacking some of the larger displays and more imaginative layouts of some. Nonetheless, lots of interesting creatures and certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited November 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Love This Aquarium & Its Outdoor Features”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We love taking visitors to our Tampa Area to this wonderful Aquarium because of the wonderful exhibits (we LOVE the Sea horses!) and the many outdoor features for young and old.

The area in which the Florida Aquarium is located is so convenient to restaurants and shopping that you truly can make a full day of it.

They also host great community events with flare!

Visited August 2013
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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“Crowded, but nice”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

The aquarium had a lot of unique exhibits. Enjoyed the touch tanks and open area with birds and other coastal fish. It was fairly crowded at times, and if you are not a fan of small children would recommend going on a school day.

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Tampa, Florida
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“Good”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Was a very good experience, especially for kids, except for the lack of ice for drinks. Great exhibits and a memorable experience.

Visited October 2013
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Seminole, Florida
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“Great Aquarium!!”
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.

Visited November 2013
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