Posted September 7, 2017 | Updated September 26, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium is open!

9/13/2017 Update:

We’d like to thank our Ride-Out Team for the amazing work they have done to protect our resident and rehabilitating animals. On September 10 & 11, Clearwater Marine Aquarium was impacted by Hurricane Irma. Thanks to our dedicated staff we are safe, but we need your help! CMA will reopen on Thursday, September 14 after being closed for nearly a week. Your visit will support our efforts to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma. We welcome our local community and displaced Florida residents to come visit CMA, especially if you are without power and need somewhere fun to bring the kids. Come see Winter, Hope and all of our rescued animals! We’d love to see you!

9/14 – 10/10 admission is $9.99 for Florida residents* at the ticket window.

*Florida residents must show valid ID (includes voter registration, FL ID card or driver’s license).

Donate to Support Recovery After Hurricane Irma

Can’t visit? Donations of funds will help us continue our non-profit mission of rescue, rehab and release. It will also help us recover and repair damage to our facility caused by this record-breaking storm. With your help, we can continue to provide the highest-level of care for our rescued and rehabilitating animals.


Thank you to all of those who have been reaching out to us as we prepare for the effects of Hurricane Irma. We have always had a long-term hurricane policy in place, and we have been implementing it this week to ensure the safety of our animals and team members.

We initiated this comprehensive plan on Monday and our animals will be fully protected. As a rescue facility, their safety is as important as ours. Our plan involves multiple steps to ensure their safety, including hurricane window covers, backup generators, ample food stock and a full animal care team to ride out any storm with them.

CMA Temporarily Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

Due to the potential impacts of the storm and under the direction of local officials, we will be closed beginning Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. We will make sure to give updates throughout this time and will notify you when we are open again.


As of Septmeber 11, 2017 all animals and care team are safe. There will be more updates to come.

We are very happy and fortunate that the animals and ride-out team are all safe here at CMA post Hurricane Irma. Our team is currently working on cleanup. We will  reopen on September 14, and continue to post updates. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

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