Clearwater Marine Aquarium

 

IMMERSE YOURSELF
INTO THE WORLD OF MARINE LIFE RESCUE

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We Are Open Again and Excited to Welcome You Back!

We are thrilled to be open and welcoming guests back into the world of marine life rescue! Come out and see Winter the Dolphin, the inspiration behind the Dolphin Tale movies, and meet all of the rescued animals we care for. Enjoy the breeze on our Harborview Deck and the waterfront view at Dolphin Terrace. Don’t miss our relaxing Dolphin & Wildlife Boat Tour for an eco-friendly cruise around Clearwater Bay!

Enjoy an extended Florida Resident Reopening Special now through June 7 and help us welcome our new rescued, resident dolphin now joining Nicholas at Dolphin Terrace!

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CMA is implementing significant additional safety precautions to protect staff, animals, and guests, while ensuring a fun and educational visit with limited guests. Learn more and plan your visit with our helpful tips!

Winter and Hope calendar cover 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 of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, filmed on location in Clearwater, Florida — 90 minutes from Orlando! Come be inspired and learn about our ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release.

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Now Open Until 8 p.m!

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

We are a unique organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick or injured marine animals. The animals that come through our doors arrive because they are suffering from an illness or severe injury. Many of our animals are found by local residents, fishermen, park rangers or even visitors to the area.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. One of our world-famous residents is Winter the Dolphin. Winter’s story has inspired millions around the world in the major motion picture, Dolphin Tale, and the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2.

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marine life rescue boat

We are a unique organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick or injured marine animals. The animals that come through our doors arrive because they are suffering from an illness or severe injury. Many of our animals are found by local residents, fishermen, park rangers or even visitors to the area.

Learn More

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Winter and Hope calendar cover

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 of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, filmed on location in Clearwater, Florida — 90 minutes from Orlando! Come be inspired and learn about our ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Learn More

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

 

Enjoy Clearwater Marine Aquarium From Home

Personal Video Messages From CMA

Request your own personalized video message from the CMA Animal Care Team featuring your favorite animal! It’s a great gift for someone you love and helps support our animal care program!

Virtual Field Trips

Take a virtual field trip with Clearwater Marine Aquarium to learn more about marine life and explore our local environment!

Rescue Plush

Bring home a little piece of CMA! For a limited time only, for every $100 you donate, you’ll receive the plush of your choice in our rescue stretcher. Select from a dolphin, manatee, sea turtle, otter or even a shark!

Video Chat With Winter & Dolphin Tale Stars

Book a LIVE Zoom call and spend some time with Winter & the Dolphin Tale movie stars with your donation of $200 or more. You’ll have a live video chat with one of the actors that played Sawyer, Hazel or Phoebe in Dolphin Tale, and a member of our Animal Care Team, right from the Winter Zone! You’ll be able to ask questions, say hi to rescued dolphins, and chat about all things CMA!

Donate to Make a Difference

There are many ways to support Clearwater Marine Aquarium and our mission. It is your generous support – through your visit or one of our donation programs – that allows us to continue our work.

Our Mission

We believe in preserving our environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.