The Pier Aquarium is a private, not-for-profit aquarium and marine education science center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at The Pier on the waterfront.
Discover our fun, interactive “Fresh Fish Theater” featuring live creatures from Tampa Bay and around the world. The action- and drama – never stops with a daily 1-4pm Touch Tank Experience and 3pm fish feeding. Students and teachers can experience the marine environment up close and personal through our innovative award-winning education programs on land and at sea.
Learn firsthand from marine scientists about the fish and their habitats. See a video about Florida Red Tide. Hear the sounds in the sea through our mobile hydrophone installed underneath The Pier.
Our hands-on discovery programs will help you understand the oceans, research and technology around the globe …and in our own backyard – Tampa Bay!
Our mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of the value and fragility of the local and global marine environment through research, education and personal experiences.
The Pier Aquarium is the 2006 WEDU Be More Award
Winner for Innovation for The Big Fish Move