Enjoy a summer filled with Rescue Tales at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Come see the real-life rescue stars – our animals and our team – that inspired the popular Dolphin Tale movies, along with other cool things you can experience when you visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium this summer. Amazing stories live here! Check back often as we add more details.
Free Collectible Rescue Tales Posters
We’re giving out limited edition, collectible, comic-book-inspired posters to each CMA visitor age 15 years and under. The posters feature our rescued and resident animal stars, and the lives they’ve changed. Visit all summer to collect each design while they are available and supplies last.
- Mavis May 26–June 11
- Walle & Cooper June 12–June 23
- Winter June 24–July 30
- Hope July 31–August 20
- Rufus August 21–September 4
Missed being able to get your favorite poster during a visit to CMA? No problem! Once a promotional date range has passed, that poster will go on sale in our gift shop.
New Behind The Scenes Tour Takes You Through Rescue, Rehab & Release
Rescue Tales Videos
Cooper & Walle:
Harold aka Mavis:
Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway
Meet Actors From the Dolphin Tale Movies
Meet the actors who played Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) and Phoebe (Austin Highsmith) in the Dolphin Tale movies, the major motion pictures that were filmed right here at Clearwater Marine Aquarium and throughout the beautiful St. Pete/Clearwater area of Florida. Join the question and answer sessions, take a photo, and get an autograph during their special appearances this summer* – included with your general admission ticket purchase.
Meet the stars between July 22-29*. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!
Step into the Spectrum Theater to view Rescue-Clearwater, the exciting new series that goes behind the scenes of the rescue, rehab and release mission at CMA. We’ll also have daily screenings of Winter, the Dolphin that Can, the inspiring true story behind our most famous dolphin. New episodes of Rescue-Clearwater released every month online.