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The Florida Aquarium, Tampa

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Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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Delve into the wonders of the underwater world at The Florida Aquarium. Situated in the Channel District of historic Tampa, the aquarium features a collection of more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals, as well as an outdoor water park and several interactive exhibits. Wander past alligator swamps and 4.3 m (14 ft) long Burmese pythons in the simulated wetlands exhibit, or head out on the open water on a wild dolphin viewing expedition aboard the aquarium’s 22 m (72 ft) catamaran. Don’t miss a chance to swim with the fish through the guest dive program. Catch a city bus to the aquarium to avoid paying to park. Put The Florida Aquarium into our Tampa trip builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tampa.
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  • Wanted some time out of the sun with our family and very young granddaughters so booked and went to The Florida Aquarium and so glad we did. Great place to spend several hours, lots to see and... 
    Wanted some time out of the sun with our family and very young granddaughters so booked and went to The Florida Aquarium and so glad we did. Great place to spend several hours, lots to see and...  more »
  • Loved the fish. The rest of the experience was dismal. First, they increased the price by about $15 a ticket just before we went. Apparently they are planning a $40M expansion in the next couple... 
    Loved the fish. The rest of the experience was dismal. First, they increased the price by about $15 a ticket just before we went. Apparently they are planning a $40M expansion in the next couple...  more »
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  • The Tampa Aquarium has really upped their game, having been many years since we last visited. Great galleries covering just about every kind of fish and living creature in and around the Gulf. Never have seen so many people there at once, plenty of room and did not feel crowded. Bathrooms were clean, as was the entire building. Parking can be a bit difficult, best to park in the ramp across the street and walk a few 100 feet. We had a wonderful time and will visit again soon.
  • Awesome experience at the aquarium! Great for young children. I would recommend that you purchase the annual pass if your a local. After paying for parking and tickets it’s only 20 dollars more to become an annual member. With the annual membership you get free parking. You have to purchase your membership before you come and register your car so you can take advantage of the free parking. Facility is very well maintained with a splash zone for kids and lots of hands on exhibits.

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