The Florida Aquarium, Tampa © Tampa Bay CVB
More than 5,000 aquatic creatures, including crocodiles and moray eels, live at the three-storey Florida Aquarium, where it is possible to explore the underwater world in air-conditioned comfort. The Florida Aquarium is home to an impressive array of the animals found in the famous waterways of the state, as well as many of the favourites found in aquariums the world over. The aquarium utilises behind-the-scenes tours, dive shows, audio tours, close-up animal encounters and touch-tanks to spice up the experience. There are also numerous informative and entertaining themed exhibits. There is a little waterpark and play area for young children needing some extra entertainment.