Nationally ranked as a "Top-5 Kid-Friendly Aquarium" by Parents Magazine, The Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and marine animals from around the world.
See river otters, alligators, stingrays and sharks! Then, immerse yourself in interactive guest-dive programs like 'Swim with the Fishes' or 'Dive with the Sharks' where coming face to face with a 250-pound Goliath Grouper is common place. Here guests can actually become a part of the exhibit in an up-close and personal experience underwater.
We've brought the Florida wildlife indoors! Learn about all the aquatic animals native to Florida and why protecting their habitats is so important for their future and ours! And forget the acrylic windows! See African Black-footed penguins in the 'no borders, no barriers' Penguin Promenade daily or sign up for one of our special Behind the Scenes experiences like the Penguin Backstage Pass or Stingray Feeding.
After you've seen everything inside, continue the journey to the 2-acre outdoor, water adventure park at Explore A Shore. But bring a bathing suit because water cannons are plentiful and children can explore a two-story, water-logged pirate ship. Parents can relax with a beverage at the Cantina while the kids play the day away.