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Clearwater Marine Aquarium


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Go beyond a typical aquarium experience and immerse yourself in the world of marine life rescue at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). Meet its most notable resident, Winter the dolphin - star and inspiration of the popular Dolphin Tale movies. These major motion pictures were filmed on location at CMA! Explore the working animal hospital. See the animal care team work with other rescued dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and otters. Be inspired by fun, educational presentations and exhibits about CMA's important ongoing work of conservation, rescue, rehabilitation and release. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride from CMA to nearby Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, featuring a museum of rebuilt movie sets, Hurricane Experience exhibit, touch pools and more.

  • Activities:
  • Boating, Kayaking, Shelling
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Concessions, First Aid Station
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Half day,


Real Life Movie Star Madness

Now - September 05, 2016
It’s Real-life Movie Star Madness all summer long at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Come see the real-life stars – our animals and our team – featured in the popular Dolphin Tale movies, along with other cool things you can experience when you visit the “movie-fied” Clearwater Marine Aquarium this summer, including: Collectible, autographed posters of the animals featured in the films will be given to visitors age 15 and under (through Sept. 5th) as a complimentary souvenir to remember their CMA adventure. Follow in the footprints of Rufus, the pesky pelican from the films on the self-guided Rufus Movie Trail tour, featuring actual key filmin ...Read More>> locations from Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. See Harold, the green sea turtle who played “Mavis” in the movies, along with other rescued turtles in a BRAND NEW exhibit, Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway, that opened June 10th. Dolphin Tale actors Nathan Gamble (“Sawyer”), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (“Hazel”) and Austin Highsmith (“Phoebe”) will return to CMA to take part in the movie-themed festivities. The actors will make appearances for their fans, taking photos, signing autographs, and participating in question and answer sessions. Specific July dates for the actor appearances will be announced soon on the website. Step in front of the actual backdrop used at the Hollywood red-carpet premiere of Dolphin Tale 2 and take a photo with our animal characters. Photo opportunities occur daily, so check the schedule on the day of your visit. Read Less

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