Guppyween at the Florida Aquarium

Guppyween is Back for Halloween Weekend Fun at the Florida Aquarium!

Guppyween is back for two days of spooktacular fun at The Florida Aquarium! This year’s event will be hosted on Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29 during aquarium hours with a Sensory-Friendly event on Saturday from 8 am-9:30 am.

This exciting event offers the perfect family-friendly Halloween event which includes trick-or-treating among 20,000+ sea creatures, costumed divers, underwater pumpkin carving, and MORE!

Related: Where to Go Trick-or-Treating in Tampa Bay 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to board a wild aquatic journey where you will see one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. You will also come face to face with some of the most amazing animals found in our oceans.

Guppyween Details:

  • Where: The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
  • When:  October 28 and 29, 2023 during aquarium hours
  • Cost: Free for Aquarium members and included with admission for all other guests. Kids in costume are free with a paying adult (redeemable at ticket window only).

There will also be a Sensory-Friendly Guppyween on Saturday, October 28 from 8:00 am-9:30 am. Tickets for the Sensory-Friendly event are $10 each and free for members.

For additional information on Guppyween and future events at the Florida Aquarium visit

Underwater costumed divers at Guppyween in 2022 holding pumpkins
Underwater costumed divers at Guppyween in 2022. Photo provided by The Florida Aquarium.

Guppyween activities:

  • Complimentary Trick or Treating
  • Animal Encounters Featuring Creepy Critters
  • Musical Entertainment & Dance Party
  • Rocky & Tango Character Appearances
  • Costumed Divers
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving

More things to do near the Florida Aquarium on Halloween weekend:

While you’re spending the day at the Florida Aquarium, consider extending your time downtown and attend one of these fun events Halloween weekend!

Pirate Water Taxi Haunted River Tour Floating Pumpkin Patch
Pirate Water Taxi Haunted River Tour Floating Pumpkin Patch

Haunted River Tours with Pirate Water Taxi

  • October 6-29, 2023, select days between 6:15 pm-9:45 pm
  • Convention Center/ Marriott Water Street (Stop 7 location)
  • Cost: $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 2-12 (includes all-day hop on/hop off)

Join Pirate Water Taxi’s crew for an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts along the Hillsborough River. Each tour will be led by two dead-lightful docents who will tell eerie stories of Tampa’s past. Admission is included with a regular daily hop-on, hop-off pass. Haunted River Tours are family-friendly, and all ages are welcome! Tours last 45-50 minutes.

Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa

  • Dates: October 27 and 28, 2023 from 5:30 pm-10 pm
  • 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa
  • Cost: FREE

A haunted pirate shipwreck is heading to Sparkman Wharf with an evening of plenty of photos, live music, silly spooks for the kids, festive food and drinks, and MORE! This is a free community event. Some of the cool photo opportunities include a pirate jail, a siren’s sea swing, and the TAMPA sign will be decked out for the holidays too! 

7th Annual Trick or Treat on the Riverwalk in Tampa and Lighted Boat Parade

  • October 28, 2023, from 4 pm-7 pm
  • Downtown Tampa Riverwalk
  • Cost: FREE

Trick or treating on the Riverwalk is back where kids and their families can visit more than 50 different treat stations while enjoying other fun activities including the annual Halloween Lighted Boat Parade which starts at 6:30pm, benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

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