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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: 727-441-1790
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's...
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.
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Beautiful beach

Beach has beautiful soft white sand, warm water temperatures and good services. Close to lots of restaurants and shops. Great location for trip with the kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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Halethorpe
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We bought a membership on a groupon. This is a great little aquarium. My daughter loves the dolphin encounters.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beach has beautiful soft white sand, warm water temperatures and good services. Close to lots of restaurants and shops. Great location for trip with the kids.

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Wetherby
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited with my wife and 6 year old daughter, and couldn't recommend more. The whole aquarium is dedicated to helping marine animals, and this shows out in everything that you see - it's great to see, and amazing just how many interns and volunteers there are. We booked on the sea life safari, which was expertly hosted by Melanie,... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We only went to the main location, cute staff super nice but small. we did not do the boat ride or the other location in Clearwater beach due to time

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Glen Saint Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was a great place to visit. We were able to do a Boat Tour which rocked and a behind the scenes tour which was awesome, as well. Winter is such an inspiration!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Clearwater Marine Aquarium would have probably had an ugly, painful death if not for the rescue of an injured dolphin who ended up losing its flukes, "Winter", and Alcon Entertainment who produced "A Dolphin's Tale". It is primarily a rescue, rehab, and release facility with some research as a by product. Due to the popularity of "Winter", getting into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Our trip was to Aquarium was on beautiful day but it was also spring break week so Aquarium was crowded. It was a nice place, a lot of good education. But prime reason We went was to see Winter and Hope, but I guess when crowds grow They put up a second barrier of seat belt material around The pools... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This place was outstanding!! It was exciting to see the dolphins, sea turtles and sting rays. The museum was also outstanding.

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to this aquarium. It wasn't very busy and I took my time reading the signage, watching the dolphins, turtles and otters, and relaxing on the sea safari boat ride. There isn't a large variety of sea life here which was fine with me but I want you to have correct expectations. There is a schedule... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had a great time. Make sure to schedule your visit when there are actual activities going on at the aquarium. It was CROWDED when we were there due to it being Spring break week. I felt it a bit limited on attractions and too heavily weighted on the Dolphin Tale movie.

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