The Florida Aquarium enables you to get up-close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, and others from around the world. More than a must-see attraction, the Aquarium is 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 protect coral populations, while ensuring that sharks continue to swim our seas.
The Florida Aquarium experience takes you on an aquatic journey, which starts with a drop of water from one of Florida’s many freshwater springs habitats, all the way out to the coral reefs of the Florida Keys.
Sights include a large simulated wetlands environment located under a tall glass atrium, shallow bays and beaches, and a coral reef ecosystem encompassed in half a million gallons of natural seawater. Discover interactive experiences along the way—touch a stingray, sea star or even a bamboo shark!
Explore the Aquarium’s latest gallery, Waves of Wonder featuring Heart of the Sea, a brand new exhibit that showcases the Aquarium’s environmental conservation efforts and gives up-close views of rescued sea turtles, bonnethead sharks, and a simulated staghorn coral nursery.
After a fin-tastic experience indoors, guests can enjoy time on the outdoor waterside plaza where kids can play away on The Splash Pad while parents enjoy the shade of Fins Cantina. After that, enjoy a flick at the 4 Ducks 4-D theater. There’s something fun, educational and interesting for all ages at The Florida Aquarium.