Lowry Park Zoo
One of the finest zoological parks in all of North America, with a primate
center, manatee aquarium, wildlife center, Asian domain, coral reef exhibit and
aviary. A 45 minute drive. (813) 935-8552.
The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium offers a dramatic and unique look at all that swims,
floats, preys and crawls in and around Florida waters and beyond. Have a
hands-on experience with live sharks and rays in a 5,000 gallon touch pool. A 35
minute drive. (813) 273-5838.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
How wet do you want to get? Stay dry visiting the Aquarium, observe the
rehabilitation and care of rescued dolphins, whales, otters and sea turtles! Get
your hands wet petting stingrays in Stingray Beach. A 20 minute drive.
The Pier Aquarium
A not-for-profit aquatic and ocean science education center located on the
second level of The Pier. The Pier Aquarium provides exciting exhibits, guided
tours, educational activities, and information related to the marine
environment. The Pier Aquarium is staffed by marine scientists from University
of South Florida, Eckerd College and St. Petersburg College. A 15 minute drive.