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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
Phone Number: +1 727-441-1790
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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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US$40.65*
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Great for Kids

What a perfect place for kids of all ages. We watched an entertaining dolphin show. We saw the turtles in rehab. There were hands on activities for everyone like touching the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our children aged 7, 9 and 11 have had various stages of dolphin infatuation and we knew we needed to make a visit here since we were taking a cruise out of Tampa. They had seen the movies, but to see the animals in real life is really special. We happened to visit when one of the actresses, Cozi Zuehlsdorff,... More 

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Washington Court House, Ohio
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199 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clearwater is a rescue aquarium. House for the infamous Winter. The dolphin from the movie Dolphin Tales. Hope, Nicholas and Rufus too! Great place to learn about rescue and release! Children activities included. Also includes the a trolley ride or boat ride to where much of the film was shot. Very interesting. Especially if you've seen the movie based on... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, Mike! We're happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We appreciate your support more than we can say - without visitors coming through our doors, we wouldn't be able to continue our work of rescue, rehabilitation, and release! More 

Cheshire
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here on a day that started off as cloudy and a little overcast. Walked from out hotel which was about a mile or two away. Enjoyed the visit and loved seeing how they care for marine life and take in injured or abandoned dolphins and sea creatures. A credit to all staff - it was a good visit and... 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 you enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and that our wonderful team members made such an impact. Thank you for supporting our work and mission! More 

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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a perfect place for kids of all ages. We watched an entertaining dolphin show. We saw the turtles in rehab. There were hands on activities for everyone like touching the stingray. The employees seemed like really happy people who enjoyed their work. We didn't have time to take the trolley to the downtown place, but it's a wonderful activity... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Joan! We apologize for the delay during check in, and are glad to see that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to our amazing facility! More 

Burleson, Texas
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had some time to kill before we could check into our hotel in Orlando so we stopped at the aquarium and had a blast! We had our family with ages ranging from 9-70 and we all enjoyed it. I have not seen all of the Dolphin Tale movies but that did not matter. There is literature all over the... More 

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

We're so glad to see you enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting our work of rescue, rehabilitation, and release! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Started on downtown Clearwater with the Dolphin Tale adventure. It had lots from the movies and a neat hurricane simulation room. After looking at itens and reading about the movie you get a complimentary ferry ride to the actual aquarium. When you arrive it is really neat, so much to look at and see. And on this day we got... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, Scott! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your visits to both Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure. We appreciate your support more than we can say! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This aquarium includes the dolphins, Winter and Hope, stars in two recent, popular movies, and the facility is based almost entirely on them. Not much else there. It is also under construction, which should improve it in the future. I would think twice before I spent $22.

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

We appreciate your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Bernard! Our work and mission center around the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; the only resident animals that we have at CMA are those who have been deemed non-releasable by the government, as they lack the skills needed to survive on their own in the wild. We hope that while... More 

St. John's, Canada
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Don't go if you are expecting a facility with a huge variety of sea life from around the world, this is a rehabilitation clinic so there isn't much variety, but they are doing great work. It was fun to see the creatures being so well cared for, and great to touch... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're looking forward to seeing you again in the future when our expansion is completed! In the meantime, thanks for your support! More 

Elburn, Illinois
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The aquarium is located just off the gulf in Clearwater. Not a large aquarium however, it holds local marine life including Winter-a dolphin whose tail got caught in a fishermans net and needed it amputated. To hear and see the rest of the story, you have it visit.

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're so glad to see you enjoyed your visit, and learning all about our amazing and inspiring resident animals. We appreciate your support of our work and mission more than we can say! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're glad to see you enjoyed your day! More 

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