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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Inc (CMA) is dedicated to public education, research, animal assisted therapy and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick or injured animals. CMA is a Florida non-profit organization, which has tax-exempt status under IRC 501(c)(3).

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is involved with a number of marine science research initiatives, environmental conservation and public education. Programs are available for virtually every age group.

CMA provides a home for many animals rescued and rehabilitated by our stranding response team, which is one of the nation's most successful. Although many of these injured or sick animals are subsequently released, some have become permanent CMA residents due to the extent of their injuries or permanent disabilities. Some CMA's resident animals include Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, several species of sea turtle, North American river otters, brown pelicans.


Jennifer Nelan

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
My daughter had a great time. We came to see Winter who cooperated for a quick pose. I was able to capture more beautiful photos of her with the "cast" of Dolphin Tales! We very much appreciated each one of the staff members who we encountered. They were all equally amazing! I felt so welcome here. The shuttle to the parking garage was a nice surprise.

Nathan Coppley

Saturday, June 23, 2018
A wonderful place to visit that refreshingly focuses on rescuing animals and returning them to the wild whenever possible. I think this is a great thing compared to other aquariums that seem to display animals solely to delight humans that poke the glass and undoubtedly drive the animals crazy. I was very pleased that my money went towards helping an organization that does such important work. The turtles were a special treat and my entire reason for going. Just seeing them up close was an experience I won't soon forget.

Jesus Cervantes

Monday, July 9, 2018
Great place for kids ( and parents). My 6yr old loved it. Small, but focus rehabilitating marine life and not on entertaining and that was nice to know. Also we took the Dolphin adventure boat tour. We were only able to see 2 pairs of female dolphins and their calf. They do not guarantee any sightings, but for what I heard from two other passengers who have taken the tour before, they always get to see something. Our guide and the Captain were super nice and had a lot of knowledge of the area and about dolphins. The parking deck was right next to the aquarium and at just $6 , to me, It was a great deal.

Ginger Gordon

Saturday, June 16, 2018
This is a really neat place and it’s nice to still see them on the ground they started - they are expanding and adding more areas and soon to have many of the same amenities of the larger city aquariums. It took us about an hour to get through and then we spent some time actually reading and learning about the wildlife and the conservation of the animals at the facility. If you go after 4pm it’s half price throughout the summer. My 12-year-old is still star struck from seeing Winter and Hope. As an adult, you just forget how awesome something so simple can be to your little ones as seeing the stars of an awesome movie. It’s fantastic they have motivated and inspired so many people to want to make a difference in the world for the marine wildlife.

DM Seldon

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Really enjoyed this aquarium with my 9 and 6 year old. We went on a rainy day for an hour before closing and it was perfect. My kids really understood the value of taking care of all life forms. They loved meeting Winter and Hope and were so happy to buy tee shirts and gifts making a contribution to further the aquariums mission.

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