New Year New Happenings at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

We welcome visitors to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to learn about the aquarium’s mission to preserve the environment and its marine life, CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, and more. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

New Right Whale Sighting!



The Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute aerial survey team has officially recorded the 9th calf of the North Atlantic right whale calving season. Swerve, first spotted in 1988, was seen with her 6th documented calf on January 3! Swerve is also the grandmother to two calves. Learn more about calves spotted this season.

Jazz by the Bay: February 17, 2024!



Immerse yourself in the jazz-filled celebration at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Night of Jazz. Honoring New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, this 21-and-over event promises exciting Mardi Gras vibes. Enjoy live music, themed décor, and an oceanic backdrop for a night of dancing, all while indulging in New Orleans-inspired bites and crafted cocktails.

Experience ArtSEA Conservation at Clearwater Marine Aquarium now!



Clearwater Marine Aquarium presents ArtSEA Conservation, an art exhibit featuring international, national, and community artists to show the connection between art and marine conservation.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is dedicated to conservation in everything.ecades of experience. They are committed to marine life and the conservation of animals in the water that surrounds us. CMA has partnered with artists and organizations that are aligned with the CMA mission and deeply committed to conservation.

The aquarium’s fourth floor is transformed into an art gallery where illuminated mal paintings, sculptures and aquariums with art are on display along with videos featuring Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute’s fieldwork. Guests can see the beauty and value of protecting these incredible creatures.

Summer Camp Registration is open!



Escape the cold and prepare for a summer of fun at CMA summer Marine Science Camps! From snorkeling to kayaking, hands-on activities, time with rescued animals and more, there’s something for every budding marine scientist to experience this summer! Marine Science Camps are available for all students from kindergarten through high school.

General camp registration opens on January 15. These camps will fill up quickly, pick out your favorites now!

The New Year is Here!



Get a 2024 CMA calendar with your gift of $24! Enjoy an exclusive look at CMA’s inspiring resident animals and other amazing marine life throughout the year! This calendar includes important holidays, animals rescue dates, birthdays, photos, and more!

CMA is Now on Zoolife!



Now, you can keep up with your favorite rescued dolphins on Zoolife! Control the camera, zoom in, and take clips of your favorite moments. Zoolife subscribers can also join live talks with CMA animal experts and watch 80 species across diverse habitats worldwide!

Plan a Birthday Party!



Celebrate a birthday with family and friends at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Birthday party packages include admission to CMA, themed party decor, birthday cupcakes, and more! Plus, with add-on options, guests can have a dance party with Sharky or enjoy Slime Time with Professor Peduncle. A birthday at CMA is sure to be one to remember!

Manatee Rehab Center Opening 2024!



Clearwater Marine Aquarium held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Manatee Rehabilitation Center in April. This center will allow CMA to accept manatees recovering from the effects of food and habitat loss, red tide exposure, boat strike wounds, cold stress, and more. Conservation of this species is vital as manatees are vulnerable to extinction and serve an important role in maintaining the health of their ecosystems. This new center will offer manatee rehabilitation and care, while giving guests the opportunity to learn more about the species and view stable rehabilitated manatees as they prepare to be released back into the wild.

Funding for this project is made possible by the State of Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Duke Energy Foundation, John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program and private donors.