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Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater

Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • I have traveled lots but never seen a dolphin. My kids and myself were in awe of the beauty of the dolphins at this Marine. It’s very clean and beautiful. The only downfall was Winter was in the...  more »
  • Visited with our 9 yr old son. Spent 2 hours total. We have always wanted to see Winter the Dolphin since seeing the movie years ago. Not much to see other than that, some turtles, sting rays and...  more »
  • I contacted the Aquarium to plan a surprise proposal for my now fiancé. They were so wonderful to work with. They made sure my vision came to life. I wanted to have an aquarium proposal and they made....  more »
  • I just visited here with family while in town evading Dorian. We caught a great special in September for FL residents. My kids enjoyed all the interactive talks about the various animals. The main treat was Winter and Hope for my daughter thanks to the Dolphin Tale movies. The show with the dolphin Nicholas was very fun as well. It was a great time for everyone. I would go back again and let the kids have more fun.
  • This aquarium truly is a treasure. Everything is geared towards the animals' health, welfare and safety. They are an amazing place to visit if you truly love marine life and strive to educate yourself or children on how to be better stewards of the oceans. I highly recommend! Winter and her friends are all inspirations!
  • This place is a must for anyone who wants to do something fun. Our family loves coming here to see the dolphins, otters, and turtles. Our kids love to pet the rays. This place is going through construction so we're excited to see the future place. This place does a lot for the animals so our kids can appreciate the animals.
  • We had an amazing time here! We took advantage of the afternoon reduced admission rate and it was perfect. We added on a behind the scenes tour and got so lucky that Nicholas was playful with us. Every staff person we encountered was so knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing people, amazing place.
  • Great place to visit. And learn about the animals rescued and ones that have been released there. Staff were helpful and friendly. Will be going back!! Grandson loved it too. And we met the some of the stars from the movie Dolphin Tale 1 & 2. They were amazing too.

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