Florida Aquarium, Tampa

Florida Aquarium, Tampa (must see)

The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, publicly operated institution located in Tampa. It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The facility is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. The facility is located in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa. The Florida Aquarium opened in March 1995 as a privately funded entity, and became a public-private partnership when the city of Tampa assumed responsibility for its debt in 1999. The Florida Aquarium's exhibits are laid out to show the journey of a drop of water from one of Florida's many fresh-water springs out to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Exhibits include a large simulated wetlands exhibit located under a tall glass atrium, a simulated beach, and a coral reef community housed in a 500,000-US-gallon (1,900,000 l) tank. Its mission is to "entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment." The newest section is Ocean Commotion, which replaced the Sea Hunt section.

Opening hours: Daily : 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Splash Pad Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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Sight Name: Florida Aquarium
Sight Location: Tampa, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Downtown Orientation Walk  

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