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The Florida Aquarium

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Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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+1 813-273-4000
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along...

This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida's waterways.

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Nice aquarium. This is not a large aquarium and will be about an 1 and 1/2 visit. It was clean and nice to see the animals just not a lot of shows or activities to take part in.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stevens Point Wisconsin
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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was just an average aquarium. I felt they could have had more things. I don't plan to go back again. Is next to the cruise ship harbor.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lara did a great job! Guests went on and on about what a unique ceremony! Food was great-incredible how quickly the staff prepares everything after closing to public. Cannot express how cool it was to have the big tank as the ceremony backdrop-awesome!!!!

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Stevens Point Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice aquarium. This is not a large aquarium and will be about an 1 and 1/2 visit. It was clean and nice to see the animals just not a lot of shows or activities to take part in.

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Munhall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Florida Aquarium is pretty amazing. There are all kinds of different sea animals that live there. The best part, however, was the lemurs. When we were there, they were performing behavior training exhibits with the employees and everyone loved it. If you like sea animals, then the Florida Aquarium is the place for you.

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Grenville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time with grand kids. Beautiful aquarium with lots to see. The kids also enjoyed a water park out side that is encluded in the price.

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Thank anibor1956
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great aquarium with an awesome collection of jellyfish. Lots to see and do, great for families, seniors and dates! The main aquarium is spectacular with an impressive collection of sealife including sharks, stingrays, fish and great looking marine life. Its easy to walk around, they have a nice place to get munchies, a fun outdoor area for kiddies to paddle... More 

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked a swim with the sharks experience for New Years Day. Was greeted by a dive master that showed us to the dressing rooms where our wet suits were waiting. We were then taken to the tank that holds the Aquariums three sharks. After a brief orientation we were put in a cage and lowered into the water. The dive... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the Aquarium. Family friendly. Must see the great Otters. They're quite entertaining by themselves!

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice aquarium. We did the behind the scenes with the penguins which allowed you into the living quarters of the penguins where you could see them up close and touch them. It was fun and informative. However I was surprised that there was no penguin habitat for public viewing. I hope that is in the aquariums... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I believe that the price of the admission is based on location only. The length of the exhibition, the hours of operation and the amount of species does compensate the price of the admission. Is more like a Elementary School field trip.

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