Fresh Fish Theater…
The Pier Aquarium occupies four locations at the St. Petersburg Pier, one of West Florida’s most popular destinations attracting one million visitors annually. More than 65,000 people visit the Aquarium and an additional 24,000 attend our educational programs.
At the base of the approach to The Pier is the Roy G. Harrell, Jr. Education Station, a hands-on, fully functional outdoor marine lab on Spa Beach. Halfway up The Pier and on both sides is "Water Walk,” an interpretive teaching display about Tampa Bay, a unique estuary that also is the largest in Florida.
Inside The Pier, our "Fresh Fish Theater,” comprised of interactive and live animal exhibits, is housed on the first and second floors of The Pier.Let Our Fish Entertain You!
On the first floor three cylinder tanks rise to the second level. In the smallest tank are killifish and puffers, saltwater tidal zone fish from Tampa Bay. The 400-gallon fresh water aquarium houses cichlids and koi, native to Africa and South America. The 1,000-gallon saltwater tank is home to colorful tropical fish from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The second floor has 14 different aquariums featuring fish from oceans from around the world, educational exhibits and a museum store. We offer a Daily Touch Tank Experience from 1-4pm daily and shark feeding at 3pm. Touch Tank sessions have been enhanced with the addition of a variety of learning tools such as handheld lighted microscopes, magnifying viewing boxes, biofacts (actual shells, molts, spines) and even life-like plastic replicas of some of our more popular animals, like hermit crabs, sea stars and horseshoe crabs.
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