The Pier's five-story inverted pyramid-shape building is filled with an array of shops, restaurants and fun stuff for the kids as well as weekly live music offerings and dance events. At the ground level, vistors can take advantage of Segway, boating and dolphin tours. The Pier Aquarium takes up the second floor and features three exhibits: A Sea of Sound, Florida Red Tide and Into the Eye: Hurricanes; new admission rates for the aquarium are $5 general/$4 students and seniors ($2.50 admission on Sundays). The Columbia Restaurant located on the fourth floor offers a menu of fine Spanish/Cuban food, and on the top floor, visitors can have a frozen drink at Cha Cha Coconuts while taking in a spectacular view of Tampa Bay. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Attractions and restaurant hours vary. Prices and hours subject to change.
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Third Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Free, money for food and drinks