How long is a visit at the Tampa Aquarium take?
For adults, at least 2 hours. With kids under 12, maybe a bit longer but include a refreshment break. In part it would depend on how familiar you are with aquarium displays. For the first time visitor to any aquarium anywhere, 2 – 3 hours is reasonable.
How much does it cost to go to The Florida Aquarium in Tampa?
Adults are $23.95 but if you purchase your tickets on our website they are $21.95. Children 2 and under are free!
Do you have to pay to park at Tampa Aquarium?
Daily visitors to The Florida Aquarium may park on the surface lot based on availability for a fee. Payments can be made at the pay stations or by mobile payment apps.
How much is parking at Tampa Aquarium?
Yes, there is a parking lot beside the Aquarium. You do have to pay a small fee for parking, $6.00. This parking is very convenient to the facility and is where we parked both times that we have been there. Visit their website for more info.
Do you need a reservation for the Tampa aquarium?
Do I need a reservation to visit the Aquarium? No, reservations are not required. For an elevated guest experience, Members are urged to secure (free) reservations in advance of your visit.
Is the zoo or aquarium better at Tampa?
On balance, The Florida Aquarium is preferred by most reviewers compared to ZooTampa at Lowry Park. The Florida Aquarium has a TripExpert Score of 93 with endorsements from 6 reviews including Afar Magazine, Where and Frommer’s.
How much does it cost to swim with the sharks at Florida Aquarium?
Shark Swim (ages 9+) – $110. Dive with the Sharks (ages 15+, Dive Certified) – $160. Hours of Admission – Open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
How much is parking at the FL aquarium?
The Florida Aquarium parking price is $10 per vehicle, while members enjoy free parking. Reservations aren’t available, and spots are obtainable on a first-come, first-served basis. For this reason, we suggest that you arrive early and snatch a spot near the Aquarium’s entrance.
Can you bring food into Florida Aquarium?
FOOD AND WATER POLICY – Guests are not permitted to bring food into The Florida Aquarium for individual consumption, except food needed for medical purposes, food allergies or for infants, water in bottles. Exceptions must be pre-arranged by contacting guest services at (813) 273-4000.
Are masks required at the Tampa Aquarium?
Following expert recommendation from Tampa General Hospital’s Infectious Disease Prevention Team & in alignment with CDC guidelines, we have added an important health and safety measure and will now be requiring all guests to wear a face mask when you visit The Florida Aquarium.