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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
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+1 727-441-1790
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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$78.98*
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium Day Trip from Orlando
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Came to see Winter

It was really cool to see Winter from 'A Dolphin Tale'. Kids absolutely loved this. Great place for animals that need to be rehabilitated or can't be returned to the wild.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Nini124
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North Canton, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Waited 40 minutes in line to get in - not because the line was long, but because the admissions process was so inefficient and disorganized - this being a Monday, of all days.. As we walked in we heard people on their way out complaining about 'not getting what they paid for'. It is very small, poorly laid out and... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited CMA with our family, including our two grandchildren. Our granddaughter who is 7 was old enough to participate in the dolphin experience. The staff were all great with her and made it a very special visit. We arrived early and someone came out to greet us. Her response to the trip was that it was better than Christmas!!... More 

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Thank LandSMom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place...so well taken care of...the staff very knowledgeable and always asking if we needed help...felt better when I left as I don't like to see animals in inclosures

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West Des Moines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone should visit Winter and her dolphin pal, Hope. A great experience for all! Children will love the hands on experiences, and everyone will enjoy the teaching show.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were very excited to take our one year old daughter here being she loves aquariums and dolphins, but we were very disappointed. The cost of the aquarium was around $20 an adult and it took us maybe and hour to see everything. We had hoped to see the dolphins a little more and closer up but... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family took a special trip to the west coast for our daughter's birthday to see Winter. The staff was very friendly and welcoming the entire time. We enjoyed every moment we were there! Daughter said this was the best birthday ever! Can't wait to visit again soon!

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was really cool to see Winter from 'A Dolphin Tale'. Kids absolutely loved this. Great place for animals that need to be rehabilitated or can't be returned to the wild.

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

We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting our work and mission! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter is a huge dolphin fan and loves Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. I finally was able to take her to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium after her asking for many years. I signed her up for the Trainer for a Day program. It was pricy but well worth it. She spent 3 hours learning about, feeding, and training... More 

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Thank mommylovestotravel06
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

We're so pleased to see that your daughter enjoyed our Trainer for a Day program! Thank you so much for visiting, and for supporting our work! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought out 3 year old who is a HUGE fan of the dolphin tale movies. This place is a bit smaller than the movies would make you think but still just an amazing! Our family members paid to have a picture taken with one of the dolphins which for us was Nicholas. It was a cool experience! One person... 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, Jennifer! We're so glad to see that your whole family enjoyed your visit, and we're particularly excited that you joined us for the live video of our turtle releases! It's always an exciting moment for our CMA team when we can release animals back into the wild, and we LOVE the opportunity to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We truly enjoyed our visit at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It was heart warming to see all the work that goes into helping to improve the quality of life of our sick and injured marine life. Thank you for all you do! I noticed some reviews stated the upkeep of the property was lacking. I disagree and I would like... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, and your support of Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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