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A visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must-do for the whole family. This is not your typical aquarium. Our marine life rescue center is home to Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, both filmed on location. Come be inspired and educated by our ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release.

It’s Real-life Movie Star Madness all summer long at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Receive a free collectible Hope movie poster between June 6-June 26 with general admission for visitors 15 years and under.

Mavis's Rescue Hideaway
After many months of careful planning and construction, CMA has a new home for its resident sea turtles. The renovated habitat is now open!

We provide a home to many marine animals. Get
up close with our dolphins and sea turtles.
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There is so much to do, see and explore at
Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Join all of the fun!
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Make your trip extraordinary and let our team
provide you with an unforgettable experience.
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Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure takes you inside
the Dolphin Tale movies.
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Experience Clearwater Marine Aquarium

• Learn about the life-saving work we do on a behind-the-scenes tour
• Get up-close with our dolphins and sea turtles
• Feed our sting rays and sharks
• Explore the waterways on a boat tour
• Take a boat or trolley shuttle to nearby Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, featuring a museum of rebuilt movie sets and props, Hurricane Experience exhibit, touch tanks and more.
*Not included with general admission

General Admission Pricing:
Adult - $21.95
Child - $16.95
Senior - $19.95
2 & Under - Free

Tampa Bay CityPASS

Tampa Bay CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to 5 must-see tourist attractions in Tampa Bay, including Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Save 50% compared to combined regular box office prices.

Hours of Operation

*Dates and times subject to change

Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WDTA: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hours beginning Aug. 1
Aug 1 - Sept 5 - Peak
Sept 6 - Nov 18 - Off Peak
Nov 19 - Nov 27 - Peak
Nov 28 - Dec 16 - Off Peak
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2017 - Peak
Jan 9 - Jan 31st - Off Peak

Peak hours 9am-6pm daily both locations
Off peak hours 10am-6pm daily both locations

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve 2 p.m.
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve 4 p.m.

Daily Presentations

*Military – Show your valid, active military ID at our ticket window for free admission for you and up to 11 guests accompanying you. Retired military may purchase deeply-discounted general admission tickets from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Click here for details.

How to Get Here

249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767


General Brochure English (PDF)
General Brochure Spanish (PDF)

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