One way to learn about the ocean life that is so close when you live in Tarpon Springs is to take a trip to the Tarpon Springs Aquarium. It’s currently located at 850 Dodecanese Boulevard, but they have recently purchased a larger Pinellas County property, just a mile away, and are raising money to build a much larger facility. The current location may be a bit small, but it gets rave reviews from out of town visitors and those who live in Tarpon Springs. The aquarium staff are friendly and knowledgeable and are happy to chat with curious kids and adults and answer questions.
Pinellas County Property Home of Tarpon Springs Aquarium
The aquarium strives to give its visitors a really up close and personal experience with the creatures that live there. There is a touch pool, and visitor can feed the stingrays. Demonstrations are held throughout the day, as well. Watch a scuba diver feed the sharks, see alligators have a meal, or watch a true feeding frenzy when the eels are fed. There’s also a snake demonstration, when visitors can make the acquaintance of a 14-foot long python.
The aquarium is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $7.75 and $5.75 for kids. Be sure to visit Tarpon Springs Aquarium online to find a printable coupon and get information about group visits and birthday parties.