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St. Petersburg, Florida Zoos & aquariums

Our most recommended St. Petersburg, Florida Zoos & aquariums

Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

1. Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

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 the marine life and the environment. 

Tampa: Adventure Island® Park Admission

2. Tampa: Adventure Island® Park Admission

Find something for everyone at Adventure Island®, whether your idea of water play is serene or extreme. Find something for everyone with over 10 waterslides, a wave pool and kids’-friendly area. For the adrenaline junkie in you, try out state-of-the-art rides and slides at the speed you wish. Pick any of the 10 water slides and embrace the twists, turns, drops, and surprises along the way. For the super adventurous, give Vanish Point® or the Colossal Curl® a whirl. Spend time in the 17,000-square-foot wave pool before heading to the half-mile lazy river for a relaxing float downriver. Kids can splash around freely in family-friendly areas, such as the Paradise Lagoon® area or Fabian’s Fun Port®. With kid-friendly water slides, jungle gyms and attractions there is plenty to provide the entire family with a day of fun.

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4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Very educational for children, adults and seniors. Heartwarming to see how well the animals are taken care of from their specific diets to their social time. Just loved it 5 years ago before the new facility was built. Loved it even more this visit. Easy to get around the buildings. From blind turtles being fed and nurtured right thru to the seahorse we seen, our experience was fabulous for the four of us (my husband and I, 73, who are seniors, our daughter 43 and granddaughter 18 a college freshman). Highly recommend for any family, any age to experience this rescue facility

Oh my goodness !!! I have been to Clearwater Marina Aquarium before when I lived in Clearwater. This was our 1st family vacation with my husband and 2 bonus girls. The staff is over and beyond helpful and polite. I absolutely love visiting here and seeing all of the animals !!!! But seeing Winters area empty was so surreal and made me tear up Prayers to everyone that had the pleasure of working and being apart of her life for 16 years

It was very emotional to see so many beautiful animals rescued and generally mistreated by the same humans but also beautiful to see that there is another part of humans that give so much love to rescue these wonderful beings, it is good that there are people like you

Always entertaining and inspiring! Staff does a great job helping to keep you informed and oriented.

Wonderful staff and exhibits. Recommended for all ages; especially for marine wildlife lovers.