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Save 53% on admission to the top 5 Tampa Bay attractions with CityPASS.

Location & Hours

Location & Hours

CityPASS Admission

Highlights

CityPASS Entry

Offers/Upgrades

Advice for Visitors

Map

Location & Hours

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

10165 N. McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612

Corner of Busch Boulevard and 40th Street

Open daily, 10am-6pm

Extended hours during select weekend, summer and holiday periods.
Check park hours before your visit.

(888) 800-5447
buschgardenstampa.com

The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Located in Downtown Tampa in the Channelside district.

Open daily, 9:30am-5pm

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

(813) 273-4000
flaquarium.org

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604

Open daily, 9:30am-5pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Zoo may close due to inclement weather.

(813) 935-8552
LowryParkZoo.org

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM

249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767

Hours vary by season; visit website for current hours.

(727) 441-1790
seewinter.com


WINTER’S DOLPHIN TALE ADVENTURE

300 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL. 33767

Hours vary by season; visit website for current hours.

(727) 441-1790
seewinter.com


Museum of Science & Industry

4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, Fl 33617

Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm

(813) 987-6000
mosi.org

Chihuly Collection

CHIHULY COLLECTION

400 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12pm-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(727) 822-7872
MoreanArtsCenter.org


MOREAN ARTS CENTER, GLASS STUDIO & HOT SHOP

719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Morean Arts Center: Open daily 12pm-5pm.
Glass Studio and Hot Shop: Open Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm. Daily demonstrations are at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(727) 822-7872
MoreanArtsCenter.org


MOREAN CENTER FOR CLAY

420 22nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

(727) 821-7162
moreancenterforclay.org


CityPASS Admission

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

CityPASS includes single-day admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, including all shows, exhibits and rides.

The Florida Aquarium

CityPASS includes general admission to the Florida Aquarium, home to over 20,000 sea creatures.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

CityPASS includes admission to the 56-acre zoo, including all rides, shows and keeper talks.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

CityPASS includes same-day admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure, plus trolley and/or boat shuttle between locations.

Museum of Science & Industry

CityPASS includes admission to MOSI permanent exhibits, one standard Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre film, one Saunders Planetarium show (based on availability) and Kids In Charge!

Chihuly Collection

CityPASS includes the St. Petersburg Art Experience, including admission to the Chihuly Collection and Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop, live glassblowing demonstrations, plus non-ticketed exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay.

Highlights

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

  • Be transported to Pantopia™, an elaborately-jeweled land that features thrilling rides and attractions, sensational new food and beverage options, exciting entertainment, shopping, a renovated indoor theater and more. Feel the thrill of Pantopia’s centerpiece and North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon’s Fury. Like its bird of prey namesake, at the ride’s highest point, riders pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later they plunge 60 mph straight down.
  • Experience a new breed of speed with Florida’s first triple launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt. his one-of-a-kind themed launch coaster climbs high above the African landscape and then races down along the ground and through a rocky gorge. With another burst of acceleration, guests leap over awestruck bystanders and head for home. It’s a 4,400-foot sprint that will take your breath away.
  • Observe and even take part in the animal care experience in the state-of-the-art Animal Care Center.
  • Come face-to-face with orangutans and test your strength in a tug of war with a Bengal tiger in Jungala. It’s an unforgettable adventure and an extraordinary mix of discovery and fun in the only jungle in the world that plays with you.
  • Join everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends at Busch Gardens® for a family-friendly African adventure filled with kid-size rides and cool water fun. Dip and dive through the desert on the Air Grover junior coaster. Climb and play in Elmo’s Tree House. Splash and refresh in Bert and Ernie’s fun-filled water play area. Watch your Sesame Street friends in African-inspired shows—and share a hug or a meal with these lovable characters.

The Florida Aquarium

  • Rediscover adventure on the Wetlands Trail inside the iconic glass panel dome filled with free flying birds, alligators, otters and even the invasive Burmese Pythons.
  • Take a Journey to Madagascar and come face to face with ring-tailed lemurs, hissing cockroaches, colorful chameleons and much more!
  • Touch stingrays and sharks at Stingray Beach.
  • See over 2,000 coral reef residents including Sand Tiger Sharks, Sea Turtle and Moray Eels in the 500,000 gallon Coral Reef Exhibit.
  • Blast water cannons and battle friends on a two-story pirate ship at Explore-A-Shore, a 2-acre outdoor, water adventure park.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

  • Get a unique look at the only non-profit manatee hospital in the world, one of the only places that you can see these gentle giants year-round.
  • Head to Safari Africa to see some of the finest natural wildlife at close hand: elephants, zebras, meerkats, white rhinos, cheetahs, pygmy hippos, okapi, African penguins and much more! Guests can stand on the feeding plateau of Safari Africa and get eye to eye with the tallest animals in the world - giraffes.
  • Explore the most comprehensive collection of native Florida wildlife in the world. Florida species include manatees, Florida panther, red wolves, Key deer, alligators, river otters, Florida black bears and more.
  • Check out the amazing animals from Down Under including koalas, wallabies, cockatoos, emus, singing dogs and more at Wallaroo Station. The award-winning Australian Children’s Zoo features hands-on Aussie fun for the whole family with fun rides, interactive animal encounters and more.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  • Walk right up to the railing of Winter and Hope’s pool in Winter Zone for a close up look at the inspirational dolphins. Be sure to visit Shipwreck Alley, an underwater viewing tunnel where you can look into Winter Zone and see Winter and Hope playing underwater.
  • Meet North American river otters Walle, Cooper and Oscar at Otter Oasis, where sand, water and toys created the perfect haven for these active residents.
  • Get a whole different view of resident Nurse Sharks Thelma and Louise at Shark Pass. Visit Turtle Bayou to see sea turtles Ula, Cupid and Titus, who was rescued after she was struck by a boat.
  • Hand-feed Cownose and Southern stingrays at Stingray Beach, and learn what to do if you should ever encounter a stingray in the wild.

Museum of Science & Industry

  • Pedal a bicycle suspended 30 feet above the ground or engineer anything imaginable in MOSI’s technology playground and inventor’s studio, Idea Zone.
  • Fly to the moon and operate a lunar colony in MOSI’s newest permanent exhibition, Mission: Moonbase, located in Kids in Charge!, the largest children's science center in the nation and home to The Saunders Planetarium.
  • Learn the science behind natural disasters inside Disasterville, or learn about the body at each developmental life stage inside MOSI's permanent exhibition, The Amazing You.
  • Head outside to experience an adrenaline rush like no other on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line. Daring riders will soar more than 700 feet over MOSI and then return to the Ropes Course to conquer 35 elements with high-energy feats ideal for all ages (available for an additional fee).

Chihuly Collection

  • View the first permanent collection of artist Dale Chihuly's work in a custom-designed and intimate setting.
  • Experience the thrill of live glassblowing with the best glass artists in St. Petersburg.
  • View contemporary exhibitions and amazing local art of all mediums in the Morean Arts Center Galleries, included with CityPASS Admission.

CityPASS Entry

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Present CityPASS booklet at turnstile to skip the main ticket line. Present CityPASS Voucher at any ticket window. CityPASS includes single-day admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, including all shows, exhibits and rides.

The Florida Aquarium

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at Florida Aquarium main entrance, located past the ticket booth at the Guest Services counter, to receive general admission to one of the top aquariums in the country.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at any main entrance ticket window for admission to the 6- acre zoo, including all mechanical rides, shows and keeper talks.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at Clearwater Marine Aquarium will call desk or Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure will call desk for same-day admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure, plus trolley and/or boat shuttle between locations.

Museum of Science & Industry

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at MOSI Ticket Office for admission to MOSI permanent exhibits, one standard Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre film, one Saunders Planetarium show (based on availability) and Kids In Charge!

Chihuly Collection

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at admissions counter at either location for your St. Petersburg Art Experience, including admission to the Chihuly Collection and Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop, live glassblowing demonstrations, plus non-ticketed exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay.

Offers/Upgrades

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Serengeti Safari: Grab a spot on a spacious open-air touring vehicle and trek across the wide and wild African Plain on an unforgettable Serengeti Safari®. See hundreds of fascinating animals and get up-close to some you can even feed by hand. Pricing varies seasonally.

Quick Queue: Bypass wait times at our major and most popular attractions. Limited quantities are available each day; seasonal pricing ranges from $19.99 to $39.99.

The Florida Aquarium

Wild Dolphin Cruise: Want to experience the amazing, graceful and beautiful wild dolphins that call Tampa Bay home? Check out the Wild Dolphin Cruise departing daily from The Florida Aquarium. The 75-minute ecotour through the bay allows guests to encounter the awesome animals that thrive in these local waters. The cruise has a 92% success rate seeing dolphins! Discounted price for CityPASS holders: adult, $14.40; children (3-11), $11.70.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Discounted upgrades available for the Behind the Scenes Tour; inquire with Guest Services.

Discount: Receive 10% off the Wild Dolphin Cruise (based on availability). See coupon in booklet.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Interactive Animal Encounters: Giraffe feeding, $5; Stingray feeding, $5; Lorikeet feeding, $3.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Animal Interactions: Animal interactions and educational programs available. Prices vary; check with guest services or visit seewinter.com.

Museum of Science & Industry

MOSI SkyTrail Ropes Course & Zip Line: SkyTrail Ropes Course, $7; SkyTrail Zip Line, $10.

Chihuly Collection

Personal Glass Experience:: Watch, learn and participate with your very own personal glass experience in the Hot Shop! Work one-on-one with one of our resident glassblowers to create your own blown glass ornament or paperweight. Available daily at 12, 12:30, 5 & 5:30PM. Subject to availability, so please call ahead or inquire immediately upon arrival. $75 per 30 minute experience, ages 11+. PLEASE NOTE: glass objects created during the experience must cool overnight and are not ready to take home until the following day. If the guest is unable to return the following day, the object may be shipped for a small fee.

Discount: Get 10% off any merchandise purchase at ALL Morean retail stores (Chihuly Collection, Morean Gallery Store and Hot Shop Retail); see coupon in booklet for details.

Advice for Visitors

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tips:
  • See the animals at their most active: Visit habitats in the morning or evening when the weather is cooler.
  • Stump the staff: Stop anyone in the park wearing a green shirt and a name tag, and ask them for a random fact about their favorite animal. The Zoo education staff members are experts on cool information about animals.
  • Make a plan: Most people approach theme parks in clock-wise patterns. Start in the back of theme parks and work your way forward to beat the lines. If you want ride-specific merchandise, your best bet is to find it at the gift shop that is located closest to that attraction.
  • Don’t get soaked: If you want to ride water rides but remain dry, you have two options: wear a poncho, or bring a spare change of clothes. Ponchos are available at all Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay gift shops. Use sandwich-sized plastic bags to keep cell phones, money and other valuables safe and dry while enjoying water rides. Or, take advantage of lockers located next to all major attractions to keep a change of clothes dry so you can enjoy the rest of your day without squishy shoes.
  • Beat the crowd: Most guests eat lunch between 11am and 2pm, so plan on eating lunch earlier or later than usual. Peak meal times are the best times to beat the lines at your favorite rides like Cheetah Hunt® and SheiKra®.
  • Beat the heat: Florida temperatures can get quite high – especially in the middle of the day – and the humid weather can drain your energy. Cool off by enjoying several misting fans located throughout the park and carry a water bottle with you to refill at water fountains located near every restroom. Don’t forget hats, sunglasses and sunscreen, and save water rides, air-conditioned attractions and shows for the mid-day heat.
  • Busch Gardens Discovery Guide: Get real-time information about the park with the Busch Gardens Discovery Guide, with all sorts of helpful and valuable features to help you make the most of your day, like exclusive offers and deals, up-to-the-minute ride wait times and daily show times. You’ll also find an interactive map, fun photo frames, insider park tips, and more. Available now in the App Store and Google Play.
Amenities:

Accessibility: Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is committed to providing enjoyment for all guests who visit the park. See the accessibility guide. Wheelchairs available for rent.

Parking/Transportation: Nearly 5,000 spaces are available for vehicles. General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers, $17. Preferred parking, $22 (subject to availability). Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

The Florida Aquarium

Tips:
  • Add an exciting adventure to your Aquarium visit. Ask the Guest Services attendant about discounted upgrades for the Wild Dolphin Cruise and the Behind the Scenes Tour.
  • Check out daily dive shows, feedings, animal chats and the new Journey to Madagascar exhibit.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café Ray, Caribbean Cantina (open seasonally)
  • Gift Shops: Gift shop open daily.
  • Strollers: Available for rent; single, $5; double, $7. Limited quantities are available; distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessibility: Please click here for accessibility information. Wheelchairs and scooters available for rent. Wheelchairs, $5; scooters, $7. Limited quantities are available; distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (813) 273-4042.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Tips:
  • The Zoo’s animals are most active in the morning and late afternoon. As the day heats up, many species enjoy naps in the shade.
  • The Zoo offers complimentary maps in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French & Hindi. Please see a Guest Services team member at the main entrance for assistance.
  • The Zoo has been certified as an "Autism Friendly" attraction and offers special toolkits and Autism friendly Zoo maps. Please see a Guest Services team member at the main entrance for assistance.
  • The Zoo offers a wide variety of shopping and dining options through the park. Some venues are open based on seasonal attendance; please see the main entrance staff for assistance. Outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the Zoo.
  • Mothers need a break with the little ones? Head to the Fisher-Price "Mommy Stop" located next to the Manatee Fountain area at the Zoo's main entrance. This shaded tranquil area provides a relaxing oasis for moms to rest with their little ones during their day at the Zoo!
Amenities:
  • Dining: Multiple dining options available.
  • Gift Shops: Multiple gift shops throughout the Zoo.
  • Strollers:Available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessibility: The Zoo is fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Wheelchairs available for rent. Non-motorized, $10 per day; motorized, $28 per day; Aqua Chairs (waterproof wheelchairs), free.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268; Email jamie.elkington@lowryparkzoo.com.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Tips:
  • Some exhibits are outdoors and/or exposed to the elements (heat, rain, etc.) Please plan accordingly.
  • Reserve your animal interactions and educational programs prior to arrival as these sell out quickly. Go to seewinter.com for more information.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Shark Bites Cafe, Hazel's World Famous Snacks
  • Gift Shops: CMA Store

Best time to visit: For smaller crowds and shorter lines, please visit between 9-11am or 3pm through closing.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis; for details and accessibility information, click here.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Museum of Science & Industry

Tips:
  • Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and allow a minimum of 4 hours to enjoy all that MOSI has to offer.
  • Your CityPASS admission includes one standard film at Florida's only IMAX® Dome Theatre. The IMAX® Dome motion picture system projects images of unsurpassed size, clarity and impact onto a dome shaped screen providing 10,500 square feet of visual imagery.
Amenities:
  • Dining: MOSI Cafe
  • Gift Shops: Elements Gift Shop

Accessibility: Please see accessibility guide here. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (813) 987-6000; Email reservations@mosi.org.

Chihuly Collection

Tips:
  • Docent-led tours are included in admission to the Chihuly Collection Monday through Friday; please check with admission desk for daily availability.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Multiple options in the nearby vicinity
  • Gift Shops: Chihuly Collection Retail Store, Morean Gallery Store, Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop Store

Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available upon request; please inquire with guest services at either location.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (727) 822-7872; Email groupsales@moreanartscenter.org.

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