Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater

3.6
More than just a marine animal attraction, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured animals. The aquarium opened in 1972 with a mission to educate the public about the importance of animal conservation. The aquarium took over a facility that once housed a local water treatment plant. You can learn about the aquarium's continued efforts to rehabilitate sick and injured animals by visiting its working hospital, which houses river otters, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, and sharks. Get involved and stay in touch with your favorite marine mammal by becoming a friend, protector, or guardian of one of the aquarium's permanent residents. Check online for adoption levels and animals currently in need of financial support. Add Clearwater Marine Aquarium to your Clearwater travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Clearwater trip itinerary maker site .
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  • CMA’s mission of rescue, rehabilitation and release continues to this day helping many injured marine animals as a nonprofit organization. At 13 yo, Winter looks to be doing very well but with no hope...  more »
  • My kids have seen the movie, they know the dolphins and that was the main reason for our visit. It is a small aquarium compared to the large ones we have seen, however, it also serves as a rescue reha...  more »
  • We had an awesome time learning about the rescue and rehabilitation efforts. And the resident animal also entertained. Don’t miss out on this during your visit!  more »
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  • Always a good time. It was fun to see all the animals. We went to see hope and winter and we're not disappointed. There are plenty of other things to do there as well. It was a lovely day and a lovely area and it was not hard to get to. I would highly recommend visiting the aquarium anytime you're in the Tampa or Clearwater area. Also don't forget to contribute to their many funds as it helps with the future animals.
  • This was my first time ever visiting the Clearwater Aquarium. I was very impressed with all they had to offer. The customer service was excellent. They were friendly from the ticket window through the entire aquarium and the dolphin boat ride that we took. I took my family there including my ten-year-old niece and a family member who walks with a cane. They were excellent and talking with my niece and answering her questions and we didn't even have to ask for help when it came to helping and offering to shuttle us from the parking lot to the aquarium and back at the end of our experience. I will definitely in the future take anyone who's visiting me to the Clearwater Aquarium.
  • What an amazing place. I love sea life and if I lived here I would be a volunteer. These wonderful people are doing a great job on keeping our wild sea creatures healthy and thriving. This work they do is imperative and it's all based on contributions. Please come visit them and support in any way you can. The minimum you can do is keep the beaches clean, stop using plastic bags and straws.
  • Great marine conservation group. Not a mega attraction but lots to enjoy and friendly staff to answer questions. The dolphins, sea turtles, otters and pelicans are popular, and there are also tanks with sea horses, moray eels, puffer fish and lots more. A fun, family friendly and educational environment. Summer 2018 is a special evening offer of half price admission.
  • As an animal lover I can appreciate and fully endorse a place that’s dedicated to rescue animals. Coming here was a dream come true and I can scratch that off my bucket list (although I’ll be back 😍) I loved being able to see Winter, Hope, Nicholas and all of the other animals that are housed here. I had a wonderful time and would recommend this place to anyone. To the staff, Thank you for everything that you do for these animals! ❤️
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