Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission
Plan your visit to Clearwater, Florida to see the home of Winter the dolphin, the famous mammal that starred in the movie Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2! At the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, you'll get an immersive look into the world of marine life rescue. This facility rescues, rehabs, and releases the animals that are fit to be released back into the wild. You'll see rehabilitated dolphins, otters, sea turtles, pelicans, and sharks as well as other marine life!
At this aquarium, you'll see different exhibits like...
The Winter Zone: Home to Winter, Hope, and PJ. You can walk up to their pool and watch them swim and play in the water.
Underwater viewing: See the dolphins playing from underwater.
Rescue Hideaway: See the turtle who played "Mavis" in Dolphin Tale 2 as well as other sea turtles, redfish, hogfish, tarpon, and stingrays.
Dolphin Terrace: See the male dolphin, Nicholas!
Rufus Beach: This is the aviary that holds white pelicans. The pelican who played the role of "Ricky" lives here.
Otter Oasis: Home of Walle and Boomer!
Turtle Bayou: Home to four beautiful sea turtles.
Shark Pass: See Thelma and Louise, two nurse sharks.
Stingray Beach: Home to the cownose stingrays. You're able to hand feed them!
Turtle cove: Home of Bailey, a green sea turtle.
Sea Cavern: Education area where you can learn about your impact on the environment. You'll see eels, pufferfish, crabs, and sea stars.
Every animal in this aquarium has a story and they are all in the facility because they were harmed in the wild. Visit their exhibits to learn their history and what you can do to prevent those things from happening to animals in the future.
Winter’s StoryWinter was found in 2005 when she was only two months old. She was stranded near Cape Canaveral and entangled in a crab trap line. This trap cut off the circulation to her tail, ultimately leading to it having to be amputated. The odds were against her but this little dolphin survived and learned a new swim pattern to account for her missing tail. She has inspired so many people over the years and had en entire movie about the story. Her life serves as a reminder to us; we can change our ways to make sure that these types of practices are no longer harmful to the creatures that live in the ocean. After all, we're the ones in their homes.
- What is included in the admission price for Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission?
The price includes admission into the aquarium & shows.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission?
Most people spend 2-3 hours at the aquarium.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop and snack stands.
- Is Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Yes, cameras are allowed.
- For what ages is Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission appropriate?
This is great for all ages.
- Is parking available at Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission? Is it free?
There is a paid parking garage.