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Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Today 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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249 Windward Passage Clearwater, FL 33767
249 Windward PassageUSFloridaClearwater33767
AquariumToday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
We're a nonprofit, working aquarium dedicated to public education and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured or stranded marine animals. Winter the Dolphin is here!
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Home of the inspiration for "Dolphin Tale," this aquarium exhibits marine mammals & sea turtles.- Google
"It also should not be called an aquarium, at best it's a marine hospital."
"We also went on the Sea Life Safari (boat tour."
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keri mcdaniel
2 months ago
This place serves a amazing purpose here. All of you people who put bad reviews just wanna see a show. This place is a rehab, rescue, and release. your lucky to even be able to see behind the scenes. and non profit is just that NOT FOR PROFIT. it's to take care of the animals give them treatments, surgeries whatever they need. can u even imagine how much that costs to run everyday. I love this place and think it's a awesome place to visit. ;)
Denise Miller
3 months ago
We were very disappointed with our visit . I can understand the crowds , but there was no organization. All we did was wander around wanting to see something , The staff was really good about selling merchandise and food. There should have been more effort to see the exhibits. We could not even get close enough to see much of anything. I did see Winter through a cloudy glass for a second. I think more training of your staff would benefit the patrons who have spent quite a bit of money to enjoy the aquarium. Time limits for each attraction, Oh I forgot there attractions. I just had to wander hoping I would see something. I had my 11 year old with me. not good please do better!
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Sophie Freed
2 weeks ago
I like the fact that Clearwater Marine aquarium doesn't treat their animals like circus performers. They don't force their animals to do tricks like the orcas at SeaWorld. They let their animals be animals. Their organization has inspired me to become a marine biologist and specialize in marine rescue and rehabilitation. I recommend this place for any ocean-loving family.
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Timothy Raub
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Terrible experience. None of the exhibit is inside. We went there to get some indoor fun on a VERY hot Florida day and were ready to leave after just a few minutes because of the heat. The entire facility is exposed to the outside but enclosed with no air circulation. Almost The entire exhibit is devoted to Winter, the dolphin with no tail. A good story but not worth $20.00 per person to see it. After you see Winter there is nothing much else to see. This is not the aquarium experience and exhibit you would expect. VERY disappointing.
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Ashleigh Cope
a month ago
"Aquarium" is a loose term when used in reference to the Clearwater aquarium. It's actually more of a rescue. Which is cool. But they advertise it as a "see-all" chance to view a wide variety of animals in a large facility.. This is not the case. Instead of viewing tanks with fish in them what you really get to see is a bunch of interns spending their time cleaning tanks and rehabbing animals. Although a great place to receive and education on the dangers fishing line the height of tourism is a very over-marketed chance to be within the vicinity of Winter, the disabled dolphin featured in "A Dolphin's Tale" Overall- over priced- but the money goes to a good cause. Just don't bank on a lot of eye candy.
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Xavier Manrique
a week ago
The Aquarium, the staff and everything that it represents is amazing. Money well spent and glad to do it. Beats any amusement park or water park for kids. You learn about all these wonderful sea creatures and you get to meet the their caretakers. Awesome. We took our 7 year old grand daughter and highly recommend everyone to visit & help keep this effort going.
Mellisa Rasor
3 weeks ago
I was very disappointed in my trip to CMA a few days ago. The facility is clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. This is an animal rescue that has transformed into a tourist trap due to Winter the dolphin from DolphinTale. If you have not seem the movie the I highly recommend not going. There is signage and decor in every room about the movie and most of the "shows" involve animals from the movie. We are not a family of much tv time so we had no idea what was going on. It was SUPER crowded too. My daughter couldn't see most of the exhibits because of the crowds. You do not get to see very much for the price of the admission, it's not worth the money. I like the idea behind letting children be involved in the animal rescue process and seeing the behind the scenes effort of an animal hospital. However, due to the movie...It seems they are just a bunch of sell outs trying to make a buck. Take the 45 minute drive and go to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
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madison cryderman
a month ago
I love how it is a rehab, rescue, and release. I have always wanted to help save animals in need, and rescue them when they are in danger. I want to be able to be a marine biologist when I am done high school. I am currently in grade 11 and I am 17. The story of Winter and Hope touched my heart I truly want to meet these two very special Dolphins/mammals. They have touched my heart and have made me want to help animals like them in need when I am older. I have always noticed from when I was younger I would always want to help any animal in need. I really would like to embrace this love of animals in a way that I could help animals in need. They all need a place in life and I can promise you that both Winter and Hope will always have a very special place in my heart I love them so much. I hope to one day work with amazing animals like those two amazing beautiful Dolphins. Watching how you help rescue animals in need then releasing them back into the wild is something I love to see, it brings joy to my heart. Being able to help animals in need is the best most amazing experience in the world to me. I hope to one day create a bond with a beautiful creature like Hope and Winter. I love them and hope that they are doing well..... Xoxox you will always be in my heart you two beautiful masterpieces of life. <3
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