Upcoming Events



20th Anniversary Celebration
Happening through August 31, 2015

We've been swimming strong for decades! Starting on March 9, we're celebrating our history by way of fun, family-friendly activities and events throughout the Aquarium and our exhibits. Be sure to join us at the Aquarium and online to help ring in our 20th birthday celebration!

Social media users can use #FLAQturns20 to join the online conversation. Be sure to share your Aquarium experience with us!

20th Celebration Activities and Events:

New! Interactive Coral Reef Show
Aquarium Scavenger Hunt
Celebration Station with Activities
Surprise Bio Facts and Animal Interactions
Tango the Sea Turtle mascot

Join the celebration with us at the Aquarium and online!


Extended Fun Thursdays
July (every Thursday)
August 6 & 13


The fun lasts even longer on Thursdays with extended hours – open until 6:30p.m.

Cool off from the summer heat and get inches from amazing marine life from all over the world at The Florida Aquarium. Don’t forget to bring the kids’ swimsuits so they can splash away in Explore A Shore, our outdoor water adventure zone. Enjoy family friendly entertainment, dining options, and drinks while you soak in Florida's warm, summer nights by the Bay!


Shark Week Celebration at The Florida Aquarium
July 11 & 12

Immerse yourself in our Shark Week Celebration with tons of toothy fun and get to know these remarkable and threatened ocean predators! The Florida Aquarium celebrates sharks year round, but our Shark Week celebration will be extra special—see six different species of sharks throughout the Aquarium while enjoying fun, shark-themed activities all day long!

We'll also feature two guest speakers at the Aquarium:

Dr. Ellen Prager
Friday, July 10 at 3:15p.m.
Coral Reef Panoramic Window 

Experience an interactive dive with Dr. Ellen Prager, ocean explorer and children's book author. Learn more about Dr. Prager: http://www.earth2ocean.net/

Dan Huber
Sunday, July 12 at 11:00a.m. 
Coral Reef Panoramic Window

Want to know the real facts about mysterious (and often misunderstood) sharks? Find out from University of Tampa's shark research scientist, Dan Huber, as he dives into our largest exhibit to swim with the sharks and answer your questions! 


SHARK CON at The Florida State Fair Grounds
July 11 & 12

In addition to the Shark Week activities going on at The Florida Aquarium, you can also take in SHARK CON going on at the Florida State Fair Grounds. SHARK CON is an event held to raise awareness for ocean conservation by bringing the general public and ocean enthusiast together to inspire a love of the ocean. Guests at the event can interact with experts, exhibitors and enthusiasts. For more information please click here.