Come explore our unique nonprofit hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehab and release of marine animals. See our mission in action as you discover our rehab and surgical areas and get up-close inspiration from the stories of our resident animals, including Winter the dolphin, who swims with a prosthetic tail.
See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and sharks. Feed a stingray, watch a dolphin presentation, and have your photo taken with a dolphin. You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital and visit the theater to watch footage of the aquarium's team rescuing and treating injured animals.
You won’t want to miss Winter, the world-famous dolphin whose story inspired the hit movie Dolphin Tale. After losing her tail in a crab trap, she was rescued and fitted with a prosthetic tail. Now she’s healthy and swimming freely! Winter’s incredible story has also been seen on Oprah, NBC's The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and others.
All this and much more await you at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium!