Explore The Florida Aquarium [Video]

Florida is known for all things ocean, and is home to some of the nation’s top aquariums. The Florida Aquarium (FLAQ) in Downtown Tampa is no exception.

Just 35 minutes away from Beso Del Sol Resort, the Florida Aquarium is the perfect family day trip. It has been ranked among the top 5 kid-friendly aquariums in the country by Parents magazine as well as the top 10 aquariums in the country by TripAdvisor.

But more fun than that is the exciting and educational experience the Aquarium offers to all guests. Far more than just an attraction, The Florida Aquarium is a non-profit organization actively working around the state in research and conservation programs including coral propagation, underwater archaeology and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Whether it’s exploring the wetlands with otters and gators, having a peek at life in Madagascar with the lemurs, learning about aquatic life around the world, or experiencing the coral reef’s mysterious depths, there’s plenty to observe.

Be a superhero for the sea, witness up-close animal encounters, or learn from one of many fun and educational shows held throughout the day. Add an adventure like the Wild Dolphin Adventure Cruise, Swim with the Fishes (ages 6 and up), Dive with the Sharks (ages 15 and up), Behind the Scenes at the Aquarium, or Penguins Backstage Pass Adventure.

Explore A Shore
This Caribbean-themed water fun zone provides a welcome respite during an Aquarium visit.

Hungry? Café Ray and Caribbean Cantina will curb your food and drink needs so you’ll be energized for more Aquarium adventures.

You can even download the FLAQ App to more easily explore and share your experience.

It’s a win-win: Visiting the Florida Aquarium is not only tons of fun, it helps support the Aquarium’s vision to “protect and restore our blue planet.”

Tell us about some of your favorite Florida aquariums.

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.

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