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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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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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US$ 21.89*
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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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US$ 106.00*
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Interesting for the older kids

Our almost 4-year old enjoyed the stingrays - to "pet" them was her highlight. The animal loving grown up "child" in our company had a great time. There is a lot to learn if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love animals this a great place. As a marine rescue facility it's definitely different than typical aquariums. The river otters were probably our favorite. We got the annual pass so we can take any guests we have. It was a good value. We got an annual pass for 4 people and it was only about $35 more than... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a good way to kill some time and I definitely support their efforts. However, compared to other aquariums, this is quite small, especially for the price. And they do not offer student discounts. Worth checking out but don't have your expectations too high.

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Thank Anon8815
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had actually just arrived in Florida for our vacation and couldn't check in so we were driving and came across the aquarium. My kids love the show (partly due to my son having a a prosthetic) so we decided to go hang out for a bit. It was fun due to the movie tie. We are glad we went.

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fairlawn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is undergoing a major renovation. At first I was disappointed in what seemed like a disorganized setup, but you have to realize this is a hospital for sea animals that are being rehabilitated. Once I realized that, I had a completely different outlook on the place. You have a passionate group that let us see what they do,... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My granddaughter and I have watched both Dolphin Tale movies and wanted to see Winter and Hope. I bought tickets on line and found out there are coupons when you get into Clearwater. There are many additional costs that can be added to the original price. It's your choice.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going to Clearwater for the first time, I definitely wanted to see Winter after having seen both dolphin tale movies. What impressed me most was the awe with which all the employees spoke of the animals. They each seem to have a love and respect for the animals in their care. We saw Winter and another dolphin being worked with... More 

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Thank Lehman2214
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An awesome experience with friends and family. Coming back soon with the hole family group to leave the experience.

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Thank Rrivera11
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your day! More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a huge aquarium with state of the art displays, this is not your place. It is however a working rescue center with some amazing people and sea creatures. Winter the Dolphin is always amazing and these folks do some great things.Nice talks with the employees and a great learning experience for all ages.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and your interactions with our amazing team members! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our almost 4-year old enjoyed the stingrays - to "pet" them was her highlight. The animal loving grown up "child" in our company had a great time. There is a lot to learn if you want to, and the staff had loads of knowledge. That the "café" had long lines and was sold out of some of the (few) items... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that you're now inspired to see the Dolphin Tale films! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here very much! All of the staff were friendly and helpful. It's obvious they love what they do! Enjoyed seeing props from the movie, petting sting rays, seeing Hope and Winter, and enjoyed the boat ride over to see the movie props. Our kids ages 13, 11, and 8 loved it!

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

Thank you for your kind words, Jenny! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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