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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 11 May 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place for adults and children. Lots of fish and sea creatures. Parking is $6. Check Times for shows.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

The aquarium was wonderful! Beautiful tanks and landscape, can complete in about 2 hours. Went on the dolphin boat tour as well, beautiful day for it, highly recommend!

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The aquarium is nicely designed. Different then I expected but pleased none the less. The wide variety of aquatic mammals is nice. We added the wild dolphin tour which just made our day even better.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Delightful experience. Perfect way to learn about the wonders of the ocean, particularly what is native to Florida. Exhibits are close up and personal. Staff was friendly and knowledgable. The children definitely will enjoy the outdoor water park.

Thank Sherrill L
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

It's small but wasn't crowded so we had a nice time. Interesting fish we hadn't see before. I should have brought swimsuit for son he would have loved water playground.

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