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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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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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Winter the Dolphin Tour at Clearwater Beach from Orlando
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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ive been here a few different times with different but equally good experiences. the first time was before the movies (dolphin tale 1 & 2) and before the expansion and new construction areas. was there recently, and saw the prices were quite a bit steeper...More

Thank matthew z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had gone with the expectation of a 3-hour visit and ended up dragging the kids (8 and 11) out right before closing! They are Dolphin Tale lovers, so that aspect pulled them in, but it was also a great hands-on educational experience. The volunteers...More

Thank Pjslw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited in July and did the Trainer for a Day program. It was excellent and I'd highly recommend for anyone who wants an in-depth view of what it's like to work with these animals on a daily basis. The tour included hands-on activities with...More

Thank Chip B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to visit on July 5th, thinking most families had left town. We were mistaken as it was still overwhelmed with kids. got to see Winter from Dolphin Tales. good video of the Winter rescue tale. a major problem is you have to walk...More

Thank DLfromATL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had visited the CMA in July 2012 and had a wonderful experience, however, this time it was a 2 star experience at best. Too crowded, cheap educational materials, and rude attendants. Spend your money on a dolphin speed boat and read online about the...More

2  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been coming to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for many years now. Even before the movie that put "Winter" and CMA on the map. We seem to go a couple of times a year and every time that we go they have done something...More

Thank Beachbutterflies
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beware... this is a rehab and rescue facility made tourist trap thanks to Hollywood. The work done by the aquarium is awesome and valuable! The pull to go there and see marine life however is driven by and centered around a dolphin in a movie,...More

2  Thank dna29
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had seen both movies and this is how I learned about the Aquarium, I have been in this area before. My daughter and I drove from Chicago we had purchased the behind the scenes tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Just knowing that...More

Thank jezbel1950
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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
31 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.