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Best Alcohol-Free Entertainment in Tampa

January 20, 2012 4:41 PM

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A shark swims in a tank at the Aquarium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A shark swims in a tank at the Aquarium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some of the best alcohol-free entertainment in Tampa can be found at a number of museums, amusement parks and even on walking tours throughout the city’s most historic districts.

Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 273-4000
www.flaquarium.org

Visiting the Florida Aquarium offers one of the best alcohol-free entertainment in Tampa. With more than 4,300 plants and animals to see, you could spend the whole day exploring what the Florida Aquarium has to offer. There are also a number of exhibits, including a million-gallon coral reef display. If you’re lucky, you’ll be at the aquarium during one of the two times divers feed the sharks in the aquarium. There’s also an IMAX theater next to the aquarium.

Ybor City Walking Tour

1901 N. 13th St.
Ybor City, FL 33605
(813) 247-6323
www.ybor.org

Some of the best alcohol-free entertainment in Tampa can be found by way of walking tours. Both the Ybor City State Museum Society and Chamber of Commerce sponsor walking tours through one of Tampa’s most historic districts – Ybor City. On the tour you’ll see beautiful gardens and learn the history of the area.

Museum of Science and Industry

4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 987-6100
www.mosi.org

The Museum of Science and Industry provides some of the best alcohol-free entertainment in Tampa. With more than 450 hands-on exhibits, your whole day will fly by at the Museum of Science and Industry. Museumgoers can experience zero gravity and feel the effects of a simulated flight. There are also a number of displays, including a butterfly garden. There’s a nature trail. The planetarium at the Museum of Science and Industry offers additional programs. There’s also an IMAX theater on site.

By Stephanie Geary
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