The aquarium was absolutely amazing! It doesn't take ALL day to get through, the elevator was awesome to have for the stroller, bathrooms convenient in both floors, but you will ha e to carry your baby to the lemurs if you visit them on the 3rd floor. The restaurant was well priced and good food. The splash pad was beautiful and even though there was lightening the day we went, we were still very pleased with the jungle gym. Myst see if your in Tampa. Great for any age!
Very beautiful lively aquarium. There's a large variety of fish as well as different things to do here for all ages. They take a family picture as soon as you walk in. There are a lot of interactive exhibits where you can touch animals or look for shells, fossils, etc. Even some animals that aren't fish like lemurs. They have an entire kid area which was a lot of fun for my young ones. We finished with their food which was decent though priced highly. And the cherry on top was the awesome water area and playground for the kids. Even my 1 year old had a blast!!! Highly recommend. I'd choose this place over the zoo.
Was a lot of fun. Have 6 year old twins and they had a blast. Need to take your time and read all the signs. A lot of interesting facts and information. No idea how some people say they went through it in an hour. Get there early and it isn't too crowded. Wait until later in the day and it gets busy and the parking lot full. They have different shows at different time throughout the day .The splash pad was great to have as well. Grab a bite to eat while the kids play and cool off. Only complaint was things were pricey. Although I'm sure a decent percentage is used for the animals, research and upgrades .Nothing that isn't abnormal for tourist places. Will go back again
The aquarium itself was great and all staff were friendly and helpful. I took off a star for the gift shop. I spent $50 on multiple smaller items and was informed that they didn’t offer any sort of bag, but I could “buy a reusable bag” for $3 more. Um, no? I get they are trying to help protect the ocean by conserving plastic (in their gift shop filled with items containing plastic), but have they not heard of recyclable paper bags?
I love this place. I could sit in front of the aquariums all day long and just watch. It's so peaceful. There's so much to do here whether you're with kids or not. They have a lot to see from the Madagascar section with lemurs, turtles, fish, plants, etc. or the otters in their den to the giant aquarium where you can see sharks, stingrays, fish, and everything you can imagine. I can't say enough good things. I've been here a lot as a kid, but it's even better when you're an adult. I absolutely love this place. I can't recommend it enough.