Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Winter the Dolphin
Green sea turtle Bailey
Winter and Hope
Winter the Dolphin
Clearwater Marine Aquarium

 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to rehabilitation and release, environmental education, and bringing inspirational moments to people of all ages and backgrounds, most notably kids and wounded soldiers. Winter the dolphin and her story of survival after injury which caused her to lose her tail, has impacted millions of people around the world. A major motion picture, Dolphin Tale, highlighted her life story in 2011, featuring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr and Ashley Judd. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, features the incredible story of Hope, a young resident dolphin of CMA. Our mission and potential to change people's lives differentiate us from any other aquarium in the world.

The whole family will love visiting CMA, a place where you can get close and personal with resident dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, nurse sharks, pelicans and stingrays. Become a trainer for a day or get your picture taken with a dolphin. You can also join in feeding Rufus the pelican (of movie fame) or the many stingrays that live at the Aquarium. All provide a unique experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Want to know more about the important work the Aquarium does? Book a behind the scenes tour of the working marine hospital and learn more about the Aquarium's mission of Rescue, Rehab, and Release.

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Activities
BoatingKayakingSnorkeling
Category
AquariumBoat Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
ADA CompliantWheelchair SeatingWheelchair-friendly
Discounts
Florida Resident DiscountGroup DiscountMilitary DiscountSenior Citizen Discount
Facility Amenities
ConcessionsFood/Beverage ServiceMarinaMeeting FacilitiesMultilingual StaffParking
General Information
Hours: Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.Open Year-Round
Guest Information
Family Friendly
Meeting Facilities
Audio/Visual Equipment RentalInternet ConnectivityOff-site Venues NearbyTotal Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Rentals
Kayak Rental
Time To Experience Activity
1 - 2 hours2 - 3 hoursHalf day
Tour Information
Customized toursGuided ToursTour Duration: 2 hours
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Community: Clearwater
Category: Attractions

Address
249 Windward Passage

Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: 727-441-1790

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Pthrower | Dec 4, 2016
“Science club visit from out of state (Georgia).”

We did not have enough time to really explore the aquarium. Next time we will allow for more time. Our group participated in a squid dissection...the students (7th and 8th graders) loved it!

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