Experience the Florida Aquarium and be amazed by the diverse attractions it offers. Your tour of this Tampa Bay attraction includes exhibits like the Coral Reef Gallery and the Wetlands Trail, known for its vast wildlife.
See one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world - a habitat normally explored only by experienced divers - at the Coral Reef Gallery. The gallery simulates a 60-foot dive starting in shallow-water reefs and descending to deeper waters. Each viewing window presents a micro habitat which changes as the depth increases. A new exhibit, Ocean Commotion, gives you a close encounter with some of the most amazing animals found in our oceans.
Come on down the Wetland Trails. Pass river otters, alligators, birds, and a 14-foot Burmese Python. In this nautilus-shell shaped domed wonderland, view flying birds, such as the roseate spoonbill and blue heron. Kids will love the Stingray Beach, where you can stroll on the iconic boardwalk and touch a variety of different species of stingrays and sharks. You'll see a variety of species, including White Spotted Bamboo Sharks, Coral Catsharks, Southern Rays and the Blue Spotted Ray, just to name a few. Listen to a presentation about these creatures and come meet all ten different pet-able species!
Another popular option is the No Bone Zone. Between mollusks, sea cucumbers and anemones, you will surely have your hands full of slimy creatures! The No Bone Zone is full of colorful, touchable animals such as sea stars, sea urchins and much more. The Florida Aquarium really is fun for the whole family. Spend your day learning about underwater habitats in interactive and exciting exhibits. This world-renowned location is a must-see while staying in Tampa.