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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

#7 of 85 things to do in Clearwater Features Animals
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-441-1790
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-441-1790
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a cloudy day and had heard good things about the aquarium, however if you're expecting to see a variety of sea life you will not find it here. I wish I had read the reviews prior to going because I probably would have skipped...More

Thank Cmetz3679
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here in July, all adults, youngest age 22. We had all seen the Dolphin Tale movie and wanted to see Winter and Hope. We got a lot of education along with this. The behind the scenes tour we chose was great and offered...More

Thank Saucyhaven
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed. It was hot and the aquarium is not all closed in. Enjoyed the films. Look forward to returning once the construction is finished and Winter and Hope have more room. The behind the scenes tour is worth the extra cost. Each person has own...More

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been talking about visiting here for several years but have never actually got round to it. This year we made time to do it and it was great to see Winter and Hope, having really enjoyed the films. The animals are well looked...More

Thank p7gym
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a weekday morning. Biggest warning is that the aquarium is mostly open air so if you are visiting in the Summer it will be hot. There are some air conditioned areas, but most is outside. Very informative and seeing the sealift up close...More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is an animal rescue center turned into an aquarium so it's not a place to see lots of pretty fish. But their goal of teaching people about marine life and sharing the good work they do to save marine animals is admirable. If...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing afternoon spent at the Marina! Make sure and stop and visit Winter and Hope and contribute a couple bucks to help fund the incredible work they do with animal rescue!

Thank JonMon0721
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Keep in mind I believe this is a research marine rehab facility before A Dolphins Tale movie was made. Do not expect sea world or Miami sequarium or big nice theme park because this isn't it. You can see it was set up in a...More

1  Thank CeebHer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place, recommended highly; a fun half day of exploration and learning. Their mission is admirable and well-executed. Staff is super-friendly and knowledgeable. Only criticisms would be the state of the public restroom trailer- hard to make something impermanent nice but this was a hard-used...More

Thank Corey_C19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As other reviews have pointed out this is not a highly commercial aquarium like seaworld or similar. It is a rescue centre primarily so bear that in mind when coming. That said the work they do here is incredible and the stories of the animals...More

Thank Rachel Y
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Nicole S
1 July 2017|
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Response from amhillis | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They said unless the winds are extreme or an actual thunderstorm than they do. It sprinkled on us for a bit but we never skipped a beat 😉
Jodine B
12 June 2017|
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Response from tikihunter | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully they honor Military everywhere, but calling is your best bet. I would get names of the people you talk to if they say yes; just to make sure they're aren't separate answers once you arrive.
Lynne K
30 May 2017|
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Response from Clearwater M | Property representative |
All coupons are redeemed at the window when purchasing admission. We do not have coupon offers for advanced sales tickets.