There are some really amazing opportunities for kids across the USA to learn all about wildlife, from their habits, their habitats, to why and how we should be looking after them – and that is exactly what Clearwater Marine Aquarium is all about!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium isn’t your typical aquarium. Nope! Here, it’s actually a marine life rescue center, where kids can not only learn about the marine life, but about their rescue, their rehabilitation and their release back into the wild!
What’s also great about the aquarium, is that kids can hear the individual stories from each creature – and really connect with them. They can hear why they are at the center, and what it will take to get released – if at all.
Kids can come face to face with the beautiful bottlenose dolphins, and see those lively and inquisitive river otters play!
Even pelicans need to be looked after sometimes, and you can see them in person with those huge bills of theirs, and then they can learn all about the five different species of sea turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico – two of which are actually endangered.
What would an aquarium be without sharks! There are residents here nearly 7ft in length, but don’t worry, they just want to say hi!
Kids can see stingrays in all shapes and sizes, and a whole host of other marine animals from fish, eels, to crabs and seahorses.
The invaluable lessons will also come from see the animals in rehabilitation, and receiving treatment in the working marine hospital – and the success stories of their release!
An amazing day out at Clearwater Marine Aquarium with a difference, and one kids probably won’t be forgetting for a long time!