Inspiring Guests of All Ages

Sharing our love of learning
and marine life

Inspiring Guests of All Ages

Sharing our love of learning
and marine life

Kid exploring sea life at marine education camp

Inspiring Guests of All Ages

Sharing our love of learning
and marine life

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Education Department is dedicated to inspiring guests of all ages to appreciate the marine environment while promoting conservation action and developing an understanding for the irreplaceable value of all life in our world’s ocean. By teaching children and adults the importance of conservation, ecology and stewardship, we believe they will apply this knowledge to make sustainable choices and take an active part in preserving our marine environment.

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Please see our Educational Planner for a full description of all the Educational Programming offered at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. All programming is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

Educational Planner (PDF Download)

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We offer a coastal learning experience, with week-long camps (half or full-day) featuring Winter, Hope and their river otter and sea turtle friends.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s educational department seeks to provide as many opportunities for engaging and fun educational experiences either here at CMA or off-site.

Education camp kids studying marine life in lab

We provide an online curriculum for first through fifth grade that can be used as a pre-field trip activity or stand-alone addition to classroom plans.

Kids Snorkel Group

Field Trips

Bring your class on unique field trips to experience marine life firsthand with our educational group boating and snorkeling adventures.

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Kids Zone

Check out these interactive games and coloring pages.

Kids Group Visit


The cost is $8.95 per person (students and chaperones) for admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, with a minimum of 10 people.

Educational Group Add-On Programs

Tours are completely self-guided; however, school, educational and scout groups can contact the reservation desk to schedule a 30-minute educational add-on program. Educational add-on programs are available for as low as $2.95 per participant. Please see our 2016-2017 Educational Planner PDF for all of our program selections.

Book educational group visits and add-on programs through the tour desk with a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice – 727-441-1790 Ext. 264. Learn more and see our tips for your group visit

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Education Department

Our Education Department wants to share its love of learning and marine life.

  • Lisa Oliver, Vice President of Education
  • Lindsay Gerzel, Supervisor of Education Operations
  • Katie Kern, Supervisor of Education Programs
  • Savannah Gandee, Education Coordinator
  • Anna Williams, Education Team Lead
  • Annabelle Cartwright, Education Team Lead
  • Taylor Reece, Education Team Lead
  • Morgan Palmer, Senior Marine Life & Environmental Educator
  • Chelsea Parsons, Senior Marine Life and Environmental Educator

For school project questions, reach out to [email protected].


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