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Post Hurricane Irma Freebies and Deals for Florida Residents

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‍While Hurricane Irma has left Florida, many families are without power. Most schools in the Tampa Bay area will not re-open until Monday, September 18th. Many parents are wondering what is open to keep their family entertained or better yet, to keep them cool from the heat.


Thankfully, several locations in the area are offering deals and discounts for families as they recover from Hurricane Irma.

Below you will find our top picks for places offering some family-friendly deals:

UPDATED 9/16/17

Busch Gardens:

For this Wednesday, September 13 – Sunday, September 17, 2017, Busch Gardens is offering Florida residents a special BOGO offer for single-day tickets. Offer valid exclusively for Florida Residents. Tickets must be purchased online. Limit 6 per transaction. Offer ends September 17, 2017 and you must visit by September 17, 2017.

Purchase tickets here. 


Florida Aquarium: 

They Aquarium will offer reduced admission with $10 adult and $5 admission until Sunday, Sept. 17th. Parking is $6 per vehicle.


Glazer Children’s Museum: 

The museum will open on Wednesday, Sept. 13th for $7 admission. To celebrate their 7th Birthday, admission will be reduced to $7 for the entire month. They will also have free admission days on select days in September. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive updates.


Great Explorations Children’s Museum: The museum is offering 50% off of their regular admission price through Sunday, Sept. 17th. Admission will be $5 per person, 1 years old and younger free. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at 1925 Fourth St N, St. Petersburg.



Clearwater Marine Aquarium:

Come see Winter the dolphin at the Aquarium. From Thursday, September 14 – Sunday, September 17th,  admission is reduced to $9.99 for Florida residents at the ticket window.

Children 2 & Under – Free!


Pirate Water Taxi:

Take a ride on the Pirate Water Taxi and explore Downtown Tampa and enjoy all the parks, attractions and museums along the riverwalk.  Enjoy one free child all-day pass with the purchase of one adult all-day pass. Children passes are usually $10. This deal is valid on Wednesday, September 13th – Friday September 15th. See the schedule here.

To receive the offer, you must purchase at Pirate Water Taxi ticket booth located next to the Tampa Convention Center (Stop #7) or on board after you hop on any of our 15 water taxi stops. Offer cannot be combined with any other special or discount. Offer not valid on annual passes.



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