Behind the Scenes

An exclusive look at our mission in action

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Immerse yourselves into the heart of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s mission – rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Learn about our inspiring success stories and notable past rescues. Say hello to Nicholas the dolphin from his underwater windows*, accessible only to the behind the scenes tour guests. Observe animals undergoing rehabilitation as you walk through our open-air critical care facility*, (closed to the general public) and discover what’s involved in processing the thousands of pounds of fish that our resident animals consume each month with a walk through the fish prep area. Discover our future plans and learn how you can help Clearwater Marine Aquarium ensure an even brighter future for our marine environment.

*Visits to Nicholas’s underwater viewing windows and the open-air rehabilitation area are weather dependent.

Maximum 10 people per tour with a minimum age of 7 years old. Tour participants must be able to climb stairs and maneuver through narrow hallways. Strollers, wheelchairs, and service animals are prohibited in the food prep kitchen. The tour is 45 minutes long.


11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Space limited to 10 guests.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour Prices

(Does not include general admission)

Adult – $16.95
Senior – $14.95
Child – $11.95

You must have a valid form of admission in order to participate in our Behind the Scenes Tour.

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Combo Pricing – 12% Savings!

(Includes Behind the Scenes Tour and general admission)

Adult – $34.90
Child – $26.90
Senior – $31.90

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All prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full. Seasonal rates, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply.

For further information contact us at 727-441-1790 Ext. 0

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