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Tarpon Springs Aquarium Tarpon Springs

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Tarpon Springs Aquarium
850 Dodecanese Blvd
Tarpon Springs
FL
34689
Tel: 727.938.5378

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What's that fish? Where are they? Well I hope they're not lost! Let me check... Are you finding your way okay? The aquarium is located at 850 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, 34689. We hope you find it okay!

Where are we going today?

What do you want to do today?  Pat a shark?   Um....yes!  But don't worry - they'll be small...

Tarpon Springs Aquarium not only lets you witness the beautiful creatures we have in the ocean, but touch them as well!  The super cool touch tank lets you stroke the beautiful shark, or feed those cheeky gliding stingrays.  

Four times a day you can see divers come face to face with over 30 stunning species of the ocean in their 120,000 gallon tank.  Watch as these divers interact with the docile nurse shark, the protected Jewfish, the tarpon or the bonnet head shark....these shows are narrated and great for the whole family to learn about the ocean, its creatures, and their habitats.

Pop quiz - do you know what a tarpon is?

The aquarium is also home to slippery eels, lobsters, beautiful live coral, and those funny looking anemones we all love to find on the beach!

Don't forget to check the feeding times for the sharks and aligators too - you don't want to miss those!

If you are really interested in the aquarium, you can plan ahead and arrange a guided tour for your group with a very friendly and knowledgable staff member, who will also make sure you are there for tank feedings and demonstrations.

See the beauty of the ocean for yourself!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsAdults: $7.75
  • ChildrenChild (3-11yr) $5.75
  • Free Under: 3
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

10:00am-5:00pm Monday to Saturday / 12pm Noon - 5pm Sundays

Any Top Tips?

If you do book a group visit, additional dive times may be scheduled Monday - Friday so make sure you ask when you call ahead to book. They will be very happy to try and accommodate. .

What people are saying?

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    I used to go here back in the mid 90's whenever I visited Tarpon Springs... and it was a fun place to go. I went recently and was disappointed. They now have a large number of large snakes (boas, pythons, etc) which is fine... but they now seem to emphasize the reptiles more than the aquarium. It also appears that the aquarium in no longer maintained and stocked as well as it once was. The touch tank was horrible, many of the rays appeared to be sick, and several were injured... I would not recommend touching them (or wash your hand very well afterwards...Read More

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    Great little community aquarium. Very small but lots of interactive presentations. We could have been in and out in 10 min but ended up staying over an hour after a turtle and hermit crab touch tank, sting ray touch tank and feeding, shark feeding tank, snake presentation (me no touchy), alligator feeding and, of course, touching and fish/shark feeding in the big tank. Very pleasantly surprised.

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    It's small but has LOTS to see. It's also not very crowded. Very nice experience. We also went to the Clearwater Aquarium (to see Winter the dolphin) and it was a completely different experience. I actually preferred the smaller one. It also has a small play area next door for kids. Great experience.

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    This may be a small aquarium but it is not over priced and there is a lot to look at and do. Some places this size charge way more than they should but here they don't. We love going here.

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    I expected this place to be small, but it was about half the size I thought it would be.

    This place is *not* handicap-accessible in the least. Not even remotely. I don't think anyone with a walker or baby stroller would be able to get through - let alone a wheelchair. The ladies' room is ridiculously tiny.

    The thing that got my attention on the website was the daily "alligator feeding shows." I saw an alligator show, which happened at the same time as the listed "alligator feeding show" but there was no feeding involved whatsoever. ...Read More

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by Charlie Gipson

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I used to go here back in the mid 90's whenever I visited Tarpon Springs... and it was a fun place to go. I went recently and was disappointed. They now have a large number of large snakes (boas, pythons, etc) which is fine... but they now seem to emphasize the reptiles more than the aquarium. It also appears that the aquarium in no longer maintained and stocked as well as it once was. The touch tank was horrible, many of the rays appeared to be sick, and several were injured... I would not recommend touching them (or wash your hand very well afterwards if you do). I won't go again...

by Crystal Wootboots

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I expected this place to be small, but it was about half the size I thought it would be.

This place is *not* handicap-accessible in the least. Not even remotely. I don't think anyone with a walker or baby stroller would be able to get through - let alone a wheelchair. The ladies' room is ridiculously tiny.

The thing that got my attention on the website was the daily "alligator feeding shows." I saw an alligator show, which happened at the same time as the listed "alligator feeding show" but there was no feeding involved whatsoever. There was also no explanation of why the alligator feeding show wasn't happening as advertised.

The dive show/shark feeding show was really pretty darned cool, though.

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