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! Get up close and personal to all the resident animals and be inspired by their rescue stories, especially Winter the dolphin, featured in Dolphin Tale! Come visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium today!
Weather: 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 with us. In case of inclement weather, certain exhibits may be closed temporarily without notice. These exhibits will be re-opened as soon as weather permits. Pet Policy: With the exception of service animals, absolutely no pets are allowed inside Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This includes small dogs in purses or other bags. We ask you to make proper arrangements for your pet before visiting – do not leave it unattended in your vehicle.
Come explore our unique nonprofit hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehab and release of marine animals. See our mission in action as you discover our rehab and surgical areas and get up-close inspiration from the stories of our resident animals, including Winter the dolphin, who swims with a prosthetic tail.
See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and sharks. Feed a stingray, watch a dolphin presentation, 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! 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!
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This tour does not include transportation. Free parking is available at the facility