We visited the Florida Aquarium with our children in 2007, so when our four-year-old granddaughter wanted to go we knew she would enjoy it!
Florida Aquarium Hours
The Florida Aquarium is open every day from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The only two days they are closed is Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Since they’re only open until 5:00 PM and it’s about a 90-minute ride to Tampa, we got an early start on the day. First things first, a selfie with my girl.
What Animals Are At The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium staff works to protect and restore animal species and their habitats They focus on three animals that play enormous roles in managing our ocean.
Sea turtles — because they are barometers of marine health;
Sharks — because they are essential top-down managers of marine ecosystems; and
Coral — because they are building blocks of marine habitats and oxygen-giving marine organisms.
There are many other animals and sea life creatures that live at The Florida Aquarium and we’ll meet some of them in this post.
The Florida Aquarium Exhibits: Coral Reef
More fun in Florida: Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
The Florida Aquarium Exhibits: Wetlands
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What are you looking at?
The Florida Aquarium Exhibits: Journey to Madagascar
Not sure what the lemurs were doing, but we didn’t stick around to find out.
Meeting a turtle for the first time.
Another first! Riding in an elevator!
View of the outdoor play area
Heading to the car, on Opa’s shoulders. Another fun adventure!
Brittany Limberakis says
We love aquariums! We will be in Florida next year hopefully and I’d love to check this out!
Hina Siddiqui says
I loved the pictures you shared in this post.
Crystal // Dreams, etc. says
Looks like a fun day! Sea turtles are one of my fave animals.
Karen Hoskins says
Thank you for sharing. Went there a few years ago! We loved it and the hands on experience.
This aquarium is the best! My favorite part is where they let you play with the penguins!
My children love the aquarium here, thanks for sharing about your visit. It looks like a lot of hands-on fun!
What a neat place to visit. We have been trying to organize a trip to Florida and I know my kids would enjoy the aquarium. That sea turtle is huge!