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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
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+1 727-441-1790
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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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An amazing little aquarium

This small aquarium is jammed packed with things to see and do. We loved that most of the animals were rescued, are being rehabilitated, or are downright famous. This is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Vanessa V
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Maybrook, New York
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Maybrook, New York
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small aquarium is jammed packed with things to see and do. We loved that most of the animals were rescued, are being rehabilitated, or are downright famous. This is the aquarium featured in the Dolphin Tale movies - and they are VERY proud of that. My family of 5 visited this aquarium while on vacation in Clearwater. Unfortunately, we... More 

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

not worth the money very disappointed, Very cold the day that we went but for the money I would have gone to the zoo's around the area

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful!!! Can't say enough good things! Do everything they have to offer. Food there is OK for snack. So much learning and fun for kids!! Staff was top notch!!

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

We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, particularly your interactions with our phenomenal staff! Thank you for visiting, and supporting our work and mission! More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the aquarium during our stay recently on Madeira beach . We were pleased with our visit as we saw hope and winter in there own living place . Both dolphins were very interesting to see . The animal hospital and the training place were very clean and we get to see a dolphin show . Seeing the star... 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, Maha! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

gdlckbear22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to say it was nothing like I expected but it was awesome in it's own way. It was great to see the animals so very well cared for. It can get pretty packed so be prepared to stay a while to see everything you want to see.

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and supporting our work and mission! We couldn't continue our work without visitors like you coming through our doors! More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter had been anxious to see Winter after watching the Dolphin Tale movie, so we headed to the aquarium. Wow - we were so impressed at what we found! After having been to the Baltimore aquarium and many others, we all ended the day commenting about how much we loved Clearwater! The staff and volunteers were so knowledgeable -... More 

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

Julie, we're so glad to hear that your family enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium so much! Thank you for your kind words, and your support of our work and mission! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was fun to visit. I think it is a,one time place. It is undergoing renovation right now but the only thing effected by that seemed to be the parking. It is two floors so not so stroller friendly. I would suggestion wearing baby.

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We do have elevator access from the first floor to the second floor to accommodate strollers and wheelchairs; hopefully you were able to utilize the elevator during your visit! We hope to see you again in the future when our expansion is completed! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. While relatively small facility it does provide up close up, and where possible, hands on viewing.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to our facility, and your interactions with our wonderful team members! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great experience for my 6 and 9 year old. Great learning experience and displays. However for the almost $80 price tag, parking and construction made our visit chaotic. Wait til March/April to make your visit.

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Lisa! We appreciate your support of our work and mission. The first phase of our expansion is moving along nicely, and will be continuing so we can improve our facility for the animals and guests alike! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for a half day. We went after lunch however unfortunately missed the opportunity to go on the two boat trips but plenty to see with lots of talks by the staff. Great for the children to hear the true story of Winter from the film Dolphin Tale and see the great work that has been done to assist the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us here at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your afternoon with us; we hope you'll be able to return in the future to have some more fun on our boat cruises! More 

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