Tickets for Clearwater Marine Aquarium: General Admission

Meet a celebrity dolphin and her friends in a marine wildlife rescue center

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  • Meet Winter the dolphin, star of the true-story Hollywood movie Dolphin Tale, on the location where the film was set!
  • Learn about the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of animals at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • See sharks, eels, rays, pelicans, sea turtle, otters, and more amazing aquatic creatures


Winter the Dolphin's New Home
Now on  - Aug 20, 2022

Despite being something of celebrity around these parts, Winter the Dolphin had to wait a long-old time for her new habitat. Star of the Dolphin Tale movies, Winter's old digs were getting a little cramped for her and her rescued friends.

After 14 years of planning and discussions, the dolphins of Clearwater Marine Aquarium recently moved into their 1.5 million gallon residence. With nine huge viewing windows, including a 40-foot-wide observation space, visitors can now stop by the dolphin pool, which provides a key resource in the CMA's mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release some of the region's most valuable marine creatures.


How many celebrity dolphins have you met? Get ready to add a name to that list, with a ticket to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. A rescue center for marine wildlife, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is home to Winter, the prosthetic-tailed dolphin who played herself in the hit Hollywood movie Dolphin Tale. Get to see Winter and her friends, and learn about some amazing success stories of animal rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

After losing much of her tail in a tragic crab trap line tangle, Winter the dolphin was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium, who nursed her back to health and even fitted her with a state-of-the-art prosthetic tail.

Her story inspired the film Dolphin Tale, which was filmed on location at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Naturally, there was only ever one candidate for the movie's star role, and you'll get a fascinating front-row seat to her happy-ever-after.

Winter shares the stage with a host of other beautiful creatures, including sharks, otters, rays, eels, sea turtles, pelicans, and more. The emphasis is on educational wildlife encounters and animal welfare over cheap tricks, so real animals lovers can visit with a clear conscience.

It's the perfect family day out in the Sunshine State.


What's included

General Admission to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

What's not included

Animal interactions
Boat tours
Behind-the-scenes tour

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Show your smartphone voucher at the ticketing window on the third level to receive one entrance sticker per voucher. Please enter through the garage on the 3rd floor.


Opening hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767, Clearwater
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Ratings & reviews

based on 71 reviews
Oct 5, 2020
Tickets were easy to order and get at will call. It was a great time, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Sep 26, 2020
Very good. Friendly and knowledgeable people. Lots to see and do
Sep 20, 2020
It was ok.

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