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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-1790
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Aquariums, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

visited back in 2008 and its great to see winter doing so well . this place gives rescued dolphins a chance of life and cares for them so well.. its a shame the pools arent bigger but the venue is growing year by year so hopefully soon.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The staff at this aquarium devoted to injured and abandoned sea life really deserve recognition. What a pleasure they make your visit. This place is very well managed and must have an excellent training program. After visiting the famous Winter and Hope, you can hop a boat ride across the bay to Clearwater and an exhibit devoted to the Dolphin... More 

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Lionville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

When we planned our trip to Orlando this was one of the places we had on our list to visit. Small, friendly, and we love what they do! RRR! Home of Winter and Hope the dolphins from Dolphin Tail 1 and 2. About 90 mins away and worth the ride. Get a nice breakfast, PA, NJ, DE folks will be... More 

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Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and enjoyable place. Staff were very engaged, and truly believe in the rescue and rehab work CMA does. Very much worth the trip.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Our visit to CMA was awesome. Watch the two Dolphin Tail movies before you go to fully appreciate all this place does for these animals. We couldn't believe how close we could get to the action. And the amazing attention we got from the staff was unexpected. We felt like the only people in the place. This is well worth... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

More interesting than spectacular. A couple of dolphins, a few turtles and one fish tank. It's great what they do for injured creatures but there are better aquariums.

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CMAquarium, Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your experience was not ideal. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit organization. The proceeds from every purchase support our mission. Although we recognize the limitations of our facility, we strive to exceed industry standards for animal habitats, life support systems, and care while maximizing the experience and education of our guests. Additionally, we are looking... More 

florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

So I have a few things on my bucket list and one was to meet Winter from the Dolphin Tale Movie. Great rehab place for marine creatures. The staff was very informative and kids can be a trainer for day. They have a museum that a boat or trolley could take you too but it was just about the movies.... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I went at the suggestion of a friend while we were in Clearwater. I didn't realize that it is more of a marine life hospital, which was different that what I had expected but still very interesting. If you've been to big city aquariums before and are expecting to see a lot of fish and such that is not the... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

The people are wonderful, and it is obvious how much they care about the animals, rescuing, and releasing. It was a dream come true to meet Winter and Hope. (And Nicholas!)

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went with our boys, and my mother- it was our second there (first many years ago) and wow- have they added a lot! The new exhibits Are awesome and make it much more of a must see destination - we also really enjoyed taking the boat to the second facility- a great way to spend an afternoon-

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