Rediscover adventure at our newly expanded Wetlands Trail at The Florida Aquarium!
Take a journey through our nostalgic state park trail past the alligator-infested Suwannee River using old wooden signs to guide you. Venture further to the river streams where our playful otters explore and our Great Blue Herons and Roseate Spoonbills wade in the vegetation. Continue your adventure amongst native fish, owls and free flying birds when suddenly you come face-to-face with Florida’s invasive species…the Burmese Pythons. Discover how these massive snakes have become a problem for Florida’s wildlife population.
The Florida Wetlands Trail dome’s architectural design is comprised of 1,100 panel glass panels and mimics the outer spirals of a nautilus shell, a theme continued inside the Aquarium as guests follow a continuing spiral back to the first floor of the lobby and touch tank.
Inside the wetlands trail, guests view more than 30 species of free flying birds including roseate spoonbills, blue herons and white ibis. The birds glide among the rafters and nest up in the trees that stretch towards the glass dome. Catch one of the daily Animal Encounter shows at The New Ranger Station or wander upstairs to Aquariumania! and check out the home of an Aquariumaniac (a person crazy about fish tanks).
Take a journey down The Florida Wetlands Trail today!