Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, FL

249 Windward PassageClearwater Beach, FL 33767
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Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium, one of the best marine wildlife attractions in Florida! See rescued animals, including dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, river otters, and other marine animals. And be inspired by their work through fun interactive activities and presentations.

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Good To Know

  • Please dress for the weather as some exhibits are outdoors and/or exposed to the elements.
  • Plan to spend about 2-3 hours at the aquarium to enjoy the full experience.
  • Paid parking available at the adjacent parking garage.
  • Check-in is at the aquarium's ticket center, located on the 3rd level entrance.
  • Fun for all ages!
  • Onsite optional add-on experiences can add at least another hour to your day,.


from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium to learn about all of the rescued and resident animals. Catch some of the daily presentations and make sure to watch the daily programs in the theatre. Boat tours, animal care experiences, and behind-the-scenes tours will add at least another hour to your day.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an indoor/outdoor facility with air-conditioned areas inside and open air outside. Enjoy the views of Clearwater Bay from the harbor view deck and stranding deck. Discover a variety of animals including dolphins, pelicans, sea turtles, otters, sharks, and other animals.

The majority of residents cannot be released due to a variety of reasons, so you can visit them in their permanent habitats and learn their stories. See a number of animals currently undergoing rehabilitation in the working animal hospital. The presentations and talks throughout the day aim to educate you in a fun way about the work going on to take care of marine life and the environment.
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium is located at 249 Windward PassageClearwater Beach, FL 33767
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Where is the the Clearwater Marine Aquarium?

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is located on Clearwater Beach, 1 mile east of Pier 60 at: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767. The entrance is located on the 3rd level. Clearwater Marine Aquarium's parking garage is directly connected to the entrance on the 3rd level.

What are Clearwater Marine Aquarium hours of operation?

Clearwater Marine Aquarium hours are from 10 AM to 6 PM. The aquarium is open from 10 AM to 8 PM on select dates with extended hours. Please see the operating calendar in the ticket section above for hours during your selected date range.

Is the aquarium ideal for children?

Absolutely. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has plenty for young children to enjoy. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Can I bring my bag into Clearwater Marine Aquarium?

Yes, however, all bags, purses, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection prior to aquarium entry.

Can I interact with the animals?

Animal interaction is available at specific exhibits and programs. Animal encounter exhibits and programs include: - Dolphin Encounter - Trainer for a Day - Shark Encounter - Feed Rufus (pelican) - Feed a Stingray - Feed a Puffer Fish Animal interactions are not allowed outside of these specific programs and encounters. Reserve your spot at an encounter program early as they fill up quickly.

Can I bring food into the Clearwater aquarium?

Shark Bites Cafe and the open-air Dolphin Terrace have food and beverages available for purchase, but guests may also bring their own snacks. Clearwater Marine Aquarium guests are asked to enjoy their food on the first floor only, and away from the animal exhibits.

Is parking available?

Yes, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's parking garage is directly connected to the entrance on the 3rd level. A nominal parking fee will apply.