NewsHillsborough County


Vote for the Florida Aquarium as one of North America's ten best aquariums

Florida Aquarium displays over 8,000 plants and animals
Posted at 4:18 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 06:55:34-04

TAMPA, Fla. — USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice 2019 is holding a vote to name the top ten aquariums in North America.

The Florida Aquarium is competing with 19 other aquariums from California to Maryland to Vancouver.

Located in Tampa's Channelside district, The Florida Aquarium displays over 8,000 plants and animals using both fresh and saltwater environments.

There are exhibits featuring alligators, sharks, seahorse, river otters and bird. Guests travel through a mangrove forest to a beach where you can touch sharks and stingrays.

To vote for the Florida Aquarium, click here.

Voting ends at noon EDT on Monday, April 22.

RECOMMENDED: Help Bok Tower Gardens be named as one of the best botanical gardens in North America

The other aquariums participating in the vote include:

  • Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans
  • Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
  • Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut
  • National Aquarium, Baltimore
  • New England Aquarium, Boston
  • New York Aquarium, New York
  • Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky
  • North Carolina Aquariums (multiple locations)
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlingburg, Tennessee
  • Seattle Aquarium, Seattle
  • Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
  • South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver