August 18, 2018

Aquarium expanding with help of multi-million dollar donation

Written by

Laura Kadechka

Tampa, Florida — The face of the Florida Aquarium is changing.

“This is going to be the next chapter of Tampa’s history,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Photo Gallery: Florida Aquarium expansion 

The Florida Aquarium announced a $2.5 million gift from the Mosaic Company on Thursday morning which is not only the single largest donation to the aquarium in its 16 year history, but will help add 50-thousand square feet of education, conference and event space.

The project is dubbed, “Raising Tides.”

“This is a big day for us and we think for downtown