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“Fun for the kids”

The Florida Aquarium
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US$24.65*
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
Ranked #32 of 197 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 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 19 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a good time at the aquarium. The touch tank was the best part. There is definitely a lot for the little ones to do here. We still had a good time even though we have no kids.

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"sea life"
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"dolphin cruise"
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"shark tank"
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"touch tank"
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"horseshoe crabs"
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"splash pad"
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"rainy day"
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"great exhibits"
in 54 reviews
"boat ride"
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"few hours"
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"behind the scenes"
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"gift shop"
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"couple of hours"
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"great for kids"
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"all ages"
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"great place to visit"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Took my son here today after returning from a business trip. He loved the Aquarium and wants to go back again!

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This aquarium does wonderful things for animals in need. Your admission money goes back to animals who need it. Rather than capturing animals from the wild and enslaving them, they tend to keep those who can no longer thrive in the wild due to injuries. The backstage tour is totally worth as you get up close encounters with many of their creatures . They'll ask you to help them feed some of the big fish and hold a gator - if you're interested. Very educational as well - fun for all ages!

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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

But kind of pricy for the size. You can literally see everything in 30-45 mins for $24. Staff was nice

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I brought dad here for our first time, and he got chills the moment we walked in the door. The vast array of marine life was on display and it was sensory overload. Indoors we had aquariums and touch tanks, and outdoors there was food, a small splash park for the kids, and the option to go on a dolphin watch. We chose to take the dolphin cruise, and enjoyed a little over an hour on the boat. The person in charge of the tour was informative and knowledgeable, and we saw a few dolphins. Inside the gigantic darker area, we watched sharks swim in circles for the longest time. Ever see a bait ball? One of the COOLEST attractions at the aquarium! We got to interact with live penguins during a show, and they have an array of snakes and other reptiles too. We could have walked it 5 times and see something new every time. It was amazing.

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