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Things to do in Tampa: The Florida Aquarium

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The Florida Aquarium enables you to get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world. More than a must-see attraction, we are working to protect and restore our blue planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas.

Go from tree level to sea level while being educated and entertained at The Florida Aquarium! See lemurs, sharks, rays, river otters, sea turtles and much more. Discover the wonders of the natural environment and learn about the animals that call it home. See how The Florida Aquarium’s research, conservation and education outreach efforts make a difference right here in Tampa Bay and beyond!

Hours of Admission – 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Address and Parking

701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
The Aquarium is located in downtown Tampa at Channelside. Visitors to the Aquarium can also take advantage of all there is to do in the Channel district. 

Take a stroll on the waterfront and watch the Port of Tampa at work, or see a concert, watch a fast-paced hockey game, or relax over a quiet dinner.

The Aquarium parking lot is adjacent to the Aquarium and is located at the corner of Channelside Drive and York Street.  

Parking is $10.

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