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

Off-site Programs

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s off-site programs are designed with your classroom in mind.  These programs meet Next Generation Science Standards and enrich student experiences by providing  hands-on learning environments. Expand upon daily classroom curriculum with a visit from one of CMA’s education staff members.

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After-School Programs

After School Programs

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s After-school Adventures!

We offer an interactive and educational after-school program to area schools looking to promote ecological awareness and environmental stewardship. We come to your school once a week and conduct an hour-long class for up to 30 children. We bring all our own materials, unique curriculum and knowledgeable staff. Our classes range in topic, including dolphin behavior, turtle anatomy, bird life, ocean invertebrates, reducing your ecological footprint and more. We are able to modify our content if your students are investigating a certain topic on which we could expand. The cost is $99 per student for an eight-week program. Flexible pricing is available if you book a longer or shorter program. We offer programs for children in grades K-8 and would be happy to conduct any grade range combination you would like at your school.

Please contact Shelby Lewis at [email protected] for more information and to book your program.

Available: August – May
Length: 1 hour per week, 8-week duration
Time: After-school hours

Price: $99.00 per student
Group Size: minimum 10 students, maximum 30 students

Custom Classroom Broadcasts

Custom Broadcasts

Bring CMA Education Staff members and curriculum into your classroom. CMA offers pre-recorded sessions of our classroom programs whereby participating groups can submit questions that are answered directly by our staff members and trainers. These recorded sessions are easily accessed from the internet.

Cost: $150

Contact Shelby at [email protected] to book your custom and unique learning experience today.

Girl Scout Programs

Girl Scout Program

Girl Scout troops, join us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for our Courage, Confidence and Character Program. This progressive program consists of three workshops focusing on each of the Girl Scout’s key mission points. Aquarium admission is separate and is an additional fee. A minimum of 10 people are required for a group admission.
Available: September to May
Length: 45 minutes
Price: $2.95 per participant
Troop Size: Minimum 10 participants, maximum 50 participants.
(Consecutive sessions can be conducted if group size is larger than 50).

Please contact Shelby Lewis at [email protected] for program descriptions and to book your program.

All Girl Scout troops who participate in an educational program will receive an exclusive Winter’s Wildlife Warrior patch. This patch is only available to Girl Scout troops who participate in an educational program and is not available for purchase in our gift shop.

Sleepover Programs


Price: $79.95 per child (5-18 years of age) and chaperones

Educational and Fun

CMA’s overnight program, Sawyer’s Sleepover Adventure, combines education and fun as your group explores the Aquarium after hours.  Get a private tour of CMA, learn about our resident animals, and wake up for a boat tour around beautiful Clearwater Bay with one of our marine specialists.  Perfect for scout troops and birthday parties!  Available weekends.

Activities may include:

  • Pizza snack
  • Sleeping at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Educational Activity
  • Light breakfast
  • Eco Boat tour
  • Admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium the next day

Sleepover Manual

To reserve your group visit, please call 727-441-1790 Ext. 262.
(You must have completed release forms for each member of the group in order to complete enrollment.)

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