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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number:
+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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Tampa Bay CityPASS

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We got our tickets as part of the Tampa city pass (I highly recommend buying it saves you tons of money). My husband and I went last year and this year we took our 3 year old. She... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
AlisonMinoletti
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Suwanee, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Yes, you CAN do this aquarium all day. Incorporate a Behind the Scenes tour and the Eco-Life Safari for an all day stay. The better gift shop and food options are at Dolphin Tale movie exhibit off site. Can't wait to return after all the improvements and new construction.

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

What a fantastic experience! Our girls had waited so long to see Winter & Hope .. and it was worth the wait! We had no idea when we arrived that we would also end up meeting the individuals who played "Sawyer" and "Phoebe" in "Dolphin Tale". We also had the opportunity to meet the producer of the Dolphin Tale movies.... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

this attraction is a must to do when in Florida where you can see all the great work they do to rehabilitate injured turtles, Dolphins etc back into the wild and of course you get to see the resident Dolphins, winter and hope made famous by the film dolphin tale. We were staying in Universal and bought this tour as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We were so amazed at the story of the dolphins and the facility itself. I felt as if we were emerged into their underwater life!

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Cologne, Germany
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

If your kids love the movies of Winter and Hope you should go there. A good exhibition about the movies and a glance on the face of your kids when they see the dolphins in real.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 818 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We did the Behind The Scenes Tour, the Eco/Dolphin Tour, fed Stingrays and the Pelican and barely had enough time to see everything. We're already on tap to come back and have the Dolphin experience. The hands on experiences trump anything that a passive ride can create as far as excitement and engagement with a child. I personally had no... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

After having seen both Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2, and having a remote Marine Biology class taught from the facility, my kids were super excited to visit. This is not a zoo and is not a typical aquarium facility for showing off animals. The mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release whenever safely possible for the animals. We planned way... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We got our tickets as part of the Tampa city pass (I highly recommend buying it saves you tons of money). My husband and I went last year and this year we took our 3 year old. She loved it! Hope even played with her through the glass at the under water viewing area! It's fun to see all the... More 

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Mississauga, ON
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We brought our kids here. So glad we did. It's a month later and they're still talking about Winter, Hope, and Cooper. The staff are so knowledegable and kind. They really love the animals and the magnificent work that is being done here. Keep it up!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Enjoyed visiting ,lots of rescue and rehab for marine animals . Informative but not really an aquarium. Glad the animals do not do tricks but overheard others there looking for entertainment . Wonderful movie shown about Winter and adults and children with disabilities relating to the story and being inspired.

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