Spend Spring 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.

Your Guide to the Best Spring Break!


Spring break is finally here! To help you have the best spring break ever, we’ve compiled a list of things to do at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. From events to activities, animal encounters and more, there’s something for the whole family this spring break!

Enjoy the sunset!


On the Tropical Sunset Cruise, get out on the water just in time for sunset while enjoying a refreshing beverage. Get the opportunity to see local wildlife, participate in educational games, and enjoy a relaxing voyage around Clearwater Bay with music and fun for the whole family. Adults 21+ enjoy complimentary beer or wine, and free soft drinks for the kids.

New Experience: Tortoise Treat Time!


Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of red-footed tortoises? This spring break, join us for a Tortoise Treat Time, a new, exclusive and interactive experience that brings you up close and personal with these delightful creatures! Watch in awe as the tortoise’s feast on a diverse diet you can offer them during feeding time, creating a unique and memorable connection with these incredible animals!

Spend Time with Pelicans!


Get up close and learn more about our resident pelicans during this brand new VIP Pelican Program! This unique 20-minute experience is tailored for those seeking an intimate encounter with these majestic birds in a serene and natural setting. Get private habitat access, learn from animals experts, enjoy a guided pelican encounter, and get a photo to remember the day!

Smile for the Camera!


Create a memory this spring break that will last a lifetime during our Dolphin Photo Experience! You will have the opportunity to come poolside with Animal Care Specialists and get a photo with one of our rescued resident dolphins!

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.
These camps will fill up quickly, pick out your favorites now!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!


Spending Easter weekend away from home? Dine with the Easter Bunny at our Seaside Easter Breakfast! Spend time with family while indulging on a gourmet breakfast buffet. Learn more about CMA’s mission during an interactive dolphin presentation. And, of course, have an opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny! All of this and more are included in your ticket to CMA’s Seaside Easter Brunch!

Did You Hear the News?


Earlier this month, we launched Rising Tides: Safeguarding Marine Life for the Future. Over the next six years, CMA will undergo a dynamic facility revitalization that will bring new animals, new habitats, and new conservation efforts to our facility and beyond! Learn more about this campaign here.

New VR Experience at CMA!


Explore the ocean like never before with our newest virtual reality experience – Drop in the Ocean! Guests can come face-to-face with a whale shark, ride a jellyfish up to the ocean’s surface, and meet an array of marine life. Purchase VR tickets at Ticketing, Guest Services or VR Counter

Manatee Rehab Center Opening Spring 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.

Enjoy Spring at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Upcoming Events & Programs

March 10-April 7 : spend more time at CMA with new extended hours from 9 am-6 pm!
March 29-31: Reptilepalooza
March 30: Seaside Easter Breakfast
March 30-31: Easter Weekend at CMA
April 2: Pre-K Pod Pals – Whale Tales
April 6: Sea Turtle Awareness Day Lake Cleanup