Explore Clearwater's Marine Aquarium, a unique non-profit hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehab and release of marine animals. See their mission in action as you discover the rehabilitation center for all the animals we hold near to our hearts!
What to Expect
Come explore the unique nonprofit hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehab and release of marine animals. See the mission in action as you discover the rehab and surgical areas and get up-close inspiration from the stories of resident animals, including Winter the dolphin, who swims with a prosthetic tail.
Feed the sting rays, sharks and pelicans, or cruise on a interactive boat safari. Hop aboard a complimentary boat or trolley shuttle to nearby Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, where you'll discover a museum of rebuilt sets and props from the Dolphin Tale movies and walk through our Hurricane Experience exhibit.
See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and sharks. Feed a stingray, watch a dolphin show, and have your photo taken with a dolphin. You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital and visit the theater to watch footage of the aquarium's team rescuing and treating injured animals.
You won’t want to miss Winter, the world-famous dolphin whose story inspired the hit movie Dolphin Tale. After losing her tail in a crab trap, she was rescued and fitted with a prosthetic tail. Now she’s healthy and swimming freely. Take a journey inside the movie with re-built scenes, movie images and actual props used in the film. Winter’s incredible story has also been seen on Oprah, NBC's The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and others.
All this and much more await you at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium!
- Entrance to Clearwater Marine Aquarium
- Entrance to Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure
- Free parking at both locations
- Complimentary boat (weather permitting) or trolley shuttle between the two locations
What's Not Included
- Food & Beverages
Know Before You Go
Some exhibits at Clearwater Marine Aquarium are outdoors and exposed to elements such as rain, wind and excessive heat. Please plan accordingly for your visit. In case of inclement weather, certain exhibits may be closed temporarily without notice. These exhibits will be re-opened as soon as weather permits.
With the exception of service animals, absolutely no pets are allowed inside Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This includes small dogs in purses or other bags. Please make proper arrangements for your pet before visiting – do not leave it unattended in your vehicle.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is located in Clearwater Beach, FL. This is a ticket only voucher; no transportation provided.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve - Closed at 2:00pm
New Year's Eve - Closed at 4:00pm