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Tampa Bay CityPASS®: Save 54% at 5 Top Attractions

1. Tampa Bay CityPASS®: Save 54% at 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Tampa Bay? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 54% savings, with Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay- Single-day Admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay including all shows, exhibits, and rides •The Florida Aquarium- General Admission •ZooTampa at Lowry Park- Single-day admission, including unlimited rides, animal chats, and wildlife connections Plus choose 2 of the following: •The Tropics Boat Tours Dolphin or Sunset Cruise- Admission to Dolphin Exploration Tour or Sunset Celebration Cruise •Clearwater Marine Aquarium- General Admission •Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)- Admission to permanent exhibits, including Dinovations Lab, Connectus and Idea Zone •Glazer Children's Museum- General Admission Plan Your Trip: Visit my.citypass.com to make reservations (if required), access tickets and view attraction details.

Tampa: ZooQuarium Ticket

2. Tampa: ZooQuarium Ticket

Receive double the fun with full access to both the ZooTampa at Lowry Park and the Florida Aquarium with a single ticket. Find something for the whole family. Enjoy all-day access to the ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Discover the family-friendly Water Play Areas, Carousel Circle, and Tiger Family Roller Coaster. Explore five wildlife continent habitats: Florida Wildlife, Asian Gardens, Wallaroo Station, Primate World, and Safari Africa. Head over to the Florida Aquarium to experience one of the top aquariums in the United States. Encounter thousands of amazing sea creatures, terrestrial animals and plants. Explore all the aquarium exhibits and daily scheduled activities. Enjoy the outdoor plaza which includes The Splash Pad, Fins Bar, and the Four Ducks 4-D theater.

Tampa Riverwalk: A Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

3. Tampa Riverwalk: A Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour of the picturesque Tampa Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River. Stroll past historical and modern landmarks while listening to the audio guide on your smartphone device. Learn about the Florida Aquarium, the Port Tampa Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and the Sparkman Wharf. Visit any of the locations on the tour or any other attractions at your own pace and pick up where you left off. Marvel at the stunning River Wall of incredible photography on the Riverwalk, and check out the massive Amalie Arena and equally monstrous Convention Center. Hear the heartwarming stories behind Heroes Plaza, the Historic Monument Trail and how the University of South Florida contributes to the beautiful USF park showcasing the natural habitat, flora and fauna of Tampa. Learn about the Tampa Bay History Center, the naming of the Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park and who the MacDill Park honors. Hear about the building affectionately known as “The Beer Can Building” and lots of other Tampa fun facts. Take in the views of the city’s dramatic skyline in the Sail Pavilion or on a water bike ride down the river. Explore the Kiley Gardens and the campus of the University of Tampa if you wish as we tell you about their “haunted” hall. Stroll by and learn about the design of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and the Glazer Children’s Museum. Enjoy the charming family friendly waterfront Curtis Hixon Park or get cooled off at the Waterworks Park. Explore the historical Armature Works, home to markets, events spaces, workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy fun trivia questions based on the tour commentary at the end of the experience.

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What people are saying about The Florida Aquarium

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4.6
(325 reviews)

This was my first time to visit the Tampa Aquarium with family and it didn't disappoint!! We spent over 3 hours exploring! There were a lot of interactive activities we all enjoyed. The 3 story aquarium was visible from each floor - WOW! I will definitely suggest other guests of ours consider going. All of the staff was friendly and informative. Our only disappointment was the splash pad wasn't on. I guess it was too chilly at 70 degrees? Our grandchild didn't seem to mind and played on the playground without complaining.

I found this site just by a Google search, but worked great. We got tickets for a little more than $10 less per person from the direct tickets through the Aquarium. Great value. We are also able to skip any lines and go straight in (other than the security line). The aquarium had a lot to see and do. They have a splash pad and playground for kids as well.

Excellent visit! My 11 year old son really enjoyed the aquarium and it wasn’t so crowded so we enjoyed all of the exhibits. The staff was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful while answering questions. Everything was really nice.

Great presentation, animals, explanations, aquariums - we had a lot of fun 🥳👍🏻

Amazing Aquarium, all the species and the diversity was amazing