You can find plenty of ways to save in Tampa while enjoying nature, history, science, and art. The following is a list of nine sites offering Tampa seniors discounts to visit.
The aquarium welcomes people of all ages to take the Wild Dolphin Cruise and join the Swim With The Fishes dive program. Take a break and have lunch at the Café Ray before resuming your tour of over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals.
The zoo features African elephants, penguins, orangutans, chimpanzees, manatees, Florida panthers, Queensland koalas, and more mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, and reptiles. The park consists of 56 acres of enclosures and exhibits that mirror the animals’ natural habitats with special events throughout the year.
When the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach moved its electricity services to the Big Bend Unit 4, Tampa Bay manatees began using the facility to stay warm. The discharge canal and its warm saltwater are now a manatee sanctuary. The center conducts tours about the power station, how to prepare for a hurricane, and walks through the butterfly gardens outside.
The center offers courses, lectures, conversation series, book reviews, and permanent and temporary exhibits for the public, educators, and homeschool families. Enjoy the Lykes Atrium, Winds of Change Theater, and the Charles L. Knight Gallery. Have lunch at the Columbia Café and shop at the Museum store for souvenirs.
At MOSI, you come face-to-face with innovative designs and technology including driverless vehicles, drones, and robots. Visit the planetarium for a trip through the galaxy and stroll through MOSI’s Backwoods and Bioworks Butterfly Garden before lunch at the Everything’s Fresh Market café.
The ship is one of four operational World War II ships in the country and features both self-guided tours and docent-led tours of the 455-foot long vessel. The memorial ship is known as the best place in Tampa to see the fireworks during the 4th of July celebration.
The museum hosts beautiful works of art, the Sono Café, and a museum shop. You are sure to find exquisite artwork to appeal to your senses including various collections from Peter Max, Wolfgang Flad, and a classical antiquities collection on display.
The botanical gardens hold spring festivals highlighting its colorful gardens, vibrant begonias, and 3,000 plants, animals, and natural habitats. In the fall, you can visit the Taste of Honey, a fundraising tasting event featuring more than 100 honeys from across the globe with educational workshops to learn more about the importance of honeybees and how to create an apiary.
The red and white trolleys take you on a trip through Tampa with a costumed tour guide and driver that entertain and tell the history of various sites and landscapes. Depending on the package, you can have dinner before the tour, drinks during, and dessert after.
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