Aquariums to visit in Florida
With the ocean all around us, white sandy shores, and the promise of relaxation we can find ourselves wishing to share the view with our underwater friends. There is a special sort of tranquility that comes by sounds of calm waves and the gentle smell of salt. The surreal background of our lovely aquatic comrades that come whirling around us. Here are a few aquariums you can visit on your Orlando vacation while traveling, or living in Florida.
The Florida Aquarium
Top-rated with a penguin backstage pass, wild dolphin cruise, and splash pod, The Florida Aquarium has proved to be a favorite of visitors and locals alike for over 25 years. With sharks, stingray touch tanks, and over 9,000 animals throughout the facility, you can rest assured that every dollar spent on tickets will be well worth it, as there is plenty to see and do!
Make sure to make a reservation in advance and check out more of what The Florida Aquarium has to offer:
Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
Sea Life Orlando is Florida’s only 360-degree ocean tunnel. You can surround yourself with sharks, stingrays, and more! Meet “Flipper” the rescued sea turtle! Buy combo tickets for the aquarium and Madame Tussauds and get more bang for your buck.
Dolphin Days at SeaWorld
While Dolphin Days is a proven favorite, it is temporarily closed until further notice. We wanted to include the information for you so you can keep checking back for when they open back up. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience when you visit SeaWorld and see many of our underwater friends.
Here are some other aquariums to check out if you plan on visiting with our aquatic friends.
The Manta Aquarium located inside the SeaWorld park, offers a unique 360-degree pop-up aquarium puts visitors in the center of undersea activity. Although temporarily closed, the Marine Science Center is an amazing place to visit when it’s open. The recently opened, the Tarpon Springs Aquarium is an aquarium and animal sanctuary and is proving to make a big splash. Another favorite the St. Augustine Aquarium in Florida is an incredible place to visit, live, or just experience special vacation time with your family or significant other.
While Covid may have us feeling “under the weather” you can still venture out safely. Places enforcing social distancing and enforcing masks, keep us safe and give us a peace of mind during these times. Our aquariums are no different.