The Florida Aquarium
Come see why The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country! Experience sharks, alligators, lemurs, penguins and much more! Rediscover adventure at the expanded Wetlands Trail where you will venture past alligator-infested waters to the river streams where playful otters explore. Continue your adventure up to the Aquarium’s newest exhibit, 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! Be sure to make a stop at Stingray Beach where you can touch stingrays and sharks. After exploring all the exhibits inside, splash away outside at the Aquarium's new water play area, The Splash Pad! Visitors can even experience the Aquarium in an up-close and personal way with added interactive guest-dive programs like ‘Swim with the Fishes’ or ‘Dive with the Sharks’ where coming face to face with a Sand Tiger Shark is common place. Here guests can actually become a part of the exhibit! (You must be six or older to swim with the fishes and 15 or older to swim with the sharks). The Aquarium also offers a 75 -minute Wild Dolphin Cruise aboard a 72-foot catamaran that departs from the aquarium on a daily basis - as long as the weather is decent. The cruise gives visitors a chance to check out some of the 500 wild dolphins that call the Tampa Bay home. (Reservations and additional fee are required for the Wild Dolphin Cruise). With over 20,000 sea creatures, there is a sea of excitement waiting at The Florida Aquarium.