Zoos & Wildlife

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater, FL

3 (4 reviews)

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Address: 243 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA Number: 727-441 1790 Website Contact How do we get there?

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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!

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Check the hours of opening before you arrive, as they change across the months!

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They have great animal encounters that you can purchase in addition to admission if you want, as well as behind the scenes tours and boat adventures!

I'm Hungry!


There are concessions on site, with cold drinks, snacks, and tasty treats! There is also a grill directly across from the aquarium

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Where is it at?

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They have camps for pre-K to 8th grade, and other programs which are perfect for those students to learn about the marine life!

Need a little extra help?


The aquarium is accessible to wheelchairs, but the sea life safari and dolphin adventure tour aren't. There is also disabled parking.

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Baby Facilities

Strollers larger than 36" x 52" are prohibited

When can we go?

9am/10am - 6pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas

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