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Clearwater Marine Aquarium: General Admission

  • General admission to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Access to permanent exhibits
  • Daily educational presentations

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is different. It's true that it's one of the best wildlife attractions in Florida, but the non-profit aquarium's mission extends far beyond your visit.

The facility is actively engaged in conservation, rescue, rehabilitation and release of local wildlife. Since 2010, over 1,200 sea turtles have been rescued and more than 600 animals have been released back into the wild. It's also home to a first-class research facility, and participates in various community education events throughout the year.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is also famous for another reason – it's home to Hope, star of the film Dolphin Tale 2. Both Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 were filmed at Clearwater!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is located in Clearwater, Florida. Forty minutes from Tampa, 90 minutes from Disney World, and a two-hour drive from Orlando, visitors come from far and wide to enjoy Clearwater's beachside aquarium, educational events, sea excursions, and interactive experiences.

There are plenty of fascinating, mysterious creatures at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. As well as rescued dolphins and sea turtles, visitors can see otters, pelicans, sharks, and stingrays. Clearwater also hosts animal experiences, including VIP interactions with dolphins, shark-care experiences, sting ray feeds, and more.

Sadly Winter passed away in 2021. She's survived by her Dolphin Tale 2 co-star and resident rescue dolphin Hope.

Winter rose to fame in the 2011 film Dolphin Tale after her story amazed countless numbers. After becoming entangled in a crab trap line back in 2005, she was rehabilitated at Clearwater and even had a prosthetic tail designed so that she could make a full recovery.

Looking to make the most out of your Clearwater Marine Aquarium tickets? You should really spend 2-3 hours inside the aquarium to enjoy the full experience. If you've got the time, make sure to check out the feeds and other animal experiences.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium has a new family member!

Since December 14, 2021, Clearwater Marine Aquarium has become the forever home of a new, two-year-old dolphin, whom they have lovingly named Apollo.

December continues to be a special month for dolphins at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, with the rescue anniversaries of Hope, Nicholas, Rudolph, and Winter all in the same month.

Rescue and rehabilitation efforts continue throughout the year, so it's always a great time to swing by and show appreciation for the tireless dedication to dolphin conservation the CMA team is proud to embody.

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Kendra,  United States United States
04 Jan 2023
We love every part of the aquarium. It was Educational, I’ve terrific upgrade from the old days, and there were so many things to say. People are helpful who work there, the staff are great, and...
We love every part of the aquarium. It was Educational, I’ve terrific upgrade from the old days, and there were so many things to say. People are helpful who work there, the staff are great, and we enjoyed it.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium: General Admission
Michael ,  United States United States
20 Mar 2023
Very educational and the staff, both employees and vols, were receptive and always ready to share their knowledge.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium: General Admission
Diane,  United States United States
31 Dec 2022
The mission is beautiful. So educational and so heart warming to see how animals are rescued and cared for. Small and personal.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium: General Admission

About: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a wildlife rescue center and aquarium in Clearwater, Florida. The aquarium is home to Hope the dolphin who starred in the 2014 film Dolphin Tale 2. Clearwater was also the rescue center that cared for Winter, the famous prosthetic-tailed rescue-dolphin who sadly passed away in 2021.

Our work never stops. Marine life rescue is 24/7. Our resident and rehabilitating animals rely on our essential care, 365 days a year. Our teams are still at CMA caring for marine life, and we need your help.

Every dollar donated goes directly towards our animal care fund. Our animals depend on crucial funding from supporters like you. We're all in this together, and you're a vital part of #TeamCMA. We need you now more than ever!

To give, text “CMA” to 24365 (US only).

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
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
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, FL 33767, Clearwater
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