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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
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+1 727-441-1790
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's...

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium Day Trip from Orlando
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So so and little over priced

Over all my 5year old liked it but my two year old had a hard time seeing or understanding not to go pass ropes to see the sea life. This place is small and not much to see... read more

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Carrollton, Missouri
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Carrollton, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over all my 5year old liked it but my two year old had a hard time seeing or understanding not to go pass ropes to see the sea life. This place is small and not much to see. Warning, this place is NOT setup for strollers so don't even try. We watched a dolphin show (most exciting thing they had)... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend going on the Sea Life safari. It was amazing. The kids loved seeing Winter and Hope. The staff is great and are always answering everyone's questions. We even got to see one of the tails and touch it.

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Thank amysch2002
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104 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in September of 2016. I was expecting an aquarium and a rescue center. That is pretty much what you get with a lot of talk about the movie Dolphin Tale. It is always nice to see place that are saving animals and doing good things. We will always support that and that is... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't see winter or hope very good but they did have an awesome show with Another dolphin that was really awesome and so great how the help these animals. Money well spent will for sure go again

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Thank carol c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scientific and marine wildlife rescue work done here is excellent and they must be congratulated on that. I can only hope that they continue on. However, and very respectfully, the touristic value of the facility is highly overblown (the place is small and not particularly entertaining), in my opinion. The reason is obviously the Winter (dolphin tale) movie.They even... More 

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Our current building is actually a converted wastewater treatment plant, so we recognize that in terms of space and layout it leaves a lot to be desired. We are underway with an expansion plan that will result in brand-new exhibits and larger habitats for our resident animals; we hope you'll come... More 

Maine
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 12 year old is interested in animal training, so she did the trainer for the day program. This program is 3 hours long and is limited to 3 participants. Each participant can have a another participant accompany them behind the scenes for $50, but that person cannot interact with the animals. You can take pictures whenever the official photographer... More 

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

We're so pleased to see that your family enjoyed the Trainer for a Day program! Thank you very much for visiting and supporting our work and mission! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed your visit to the aquarium, particularly the animal hospital and seeing the dolphins. Friendly and knowledgeable staff!

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a young daughter obsessed with the dolphin tale movies. She was so excited to get to see Winter in person. Amazing facility get to see hospital and all the great work they are doing. Loved seeing the wall of hope all about how Winter has inspired people. Also love their message of rescue rehab and release.

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Thank Marykate H
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Marykate! We're so glad to see that your daughter enjoyed her visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Keep up the good work guys. Amazing what you do with all the rescued animals. Great to see winter and hope too!!!

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Thank Mike T
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your support of our work and mission, Mike! We couldn't keep doing what we do at Clearwater Marine Aquarium without visitors like you! More 

Howards Grove, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited CMA March 2017 during our Spring Break trip. We had a fantastic time. We did the Behind the Scenes Tour & Dolphin Adventure Boat tour. We also visited another Big Name Animal Park in Orlando and it was not even close to the personal experience you get here. Would totally recommend to anyone and we will definitely be... More 

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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